Princess Kate and Prince William exited the London hospital with the royal baby boy in arms on Tuesday, amid throngs of media photographers. It was the first time photos of the boy were taken. Now, the royal couple with child in arms will travel to Kensington Palace.
“He’s quite heavy – we’re still working on names,” William said, according to a live feed.
“He’s got way more [hair] than me, thank god,” Willam also said.
The child was born on Monday afternoon at 4:24 p.m., but until Tuesday, what he looks like or his name has been a mystery.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace,” reads a statement from the palace. “Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.”
Before the child exited the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, Prince Charles, the boy’s grandfather, told the media: “Wait and see, you’ll see in a minute.”
Kensington Palace said the baby was born at 8 pounds and 6 ounces, drawing massive media coverage around the world.
The child, if he lives long enough, likely be the heir to the English monarchy.
Earlier, grandparents Prince Charles, his wife, Camilla, and Michael and Carole Middleton — Kate’s parents — visited the young family at the hospital.
Charles called the baby “marvelous.”
Carole Middleton described the infant as “absolutely beautiful.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.