Prince William has been seen for the first time since the arrival of his baby daughter. At around 4pm on Saturday, seven hours after his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, welcomed their little girl, William left the Lindo Wing via the front doors, en route to the family’s home at Kensington Palace to see their son Prince George, who is now a big brother.
A great cheer went up as he stepped out in front of the crowds of well-wishers and the world’s media who have been camped outside the hospital. Smiling and waving, he spoke briefly to confirm that both he and his wife are "very happy" following the arrival of their second child.
Prince William leaves the Lindo WIng to visit his son Prince George
William then jumped into a waiting car, and drove off himself to Kensington Palace to see his young son.
It has not been confirmed whether or not William will return to the hospital with Prince George to introduce him to his baby sister for the very first time. Well-wishers would of course be delighted to see the little prince arrive with his father – echoing the moment a young William arrived at the Lindo Wing hand-in-hand with Prince Charles to meet his brother Prince Harry back in 1984.
It is thought that Prince George was being looked after by his grandmother Carole Middleton at Kensington Palace while his parents were in hospital. It's not known whether he was told of his baby sister's arrival this morning, or whether Prince William would have been the one to break the happy news.
William and Kate became parents for the second time at 8.34am on 2 May, with the arrival of their baby daughter, the Princess of Cambridge.
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. "The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."