Prince William and Kate leave the hospital with their baby boy

Prince William and Duchess Kate emerged from St. Mary’s Hospital in central London today to debut their baby boy, the third in line for the throne. The couple looked elated yet tired in matching baby blue while the crowd cheered and countless photographers snapped photos. The baby moved his little hand behind the blanket although he didn’t cry or fuss. It was all very sweet and you could tell how happy and relieved everyone was. William said that their newborn had “a good pair of lungs on him” and joked that “He’s got way more [hair] than me, thank God.

Prince William and Kate have introduced their newborn baby boy to the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne.

A smiling Kate, wearing a baby blue polka dot dress, carried the future monarch outside St. Mary’s Hospital in central London so that he could be photographed by the dozens of international press members waiting outside.

William and Kate, both 31, stood with their first child in front of the hospital’s Lindo Wing, just as William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, did with him in 1982 and brother Prince Harry in 1984.

Kate, who said she felt “very emotional,” passed the baby to her husband, who appeared relaxed and joked with reporters.

“He’s got her looks, thankfully,” William said. “He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure.”

William added: “He’s a big boy, he’s quite heavy,” and laughed when a reporter asked him about the baby’s hair.

“He’s got way more than me, thank God,” he said.

“It’s such a special time,” Kate said. “Any parent will know what this feels like.”

The couple re-entered the hospital to place the child in a car seat before re-emerging to get into an SUV. William drove the couple away — palace officials said they will head to an apartment in Kensington Palace from the hospital.

Earlier Tuesday, William, Kate and the baby received two sets of visitors — first was Kate’s parents, Mike and Carole Middleton, followed later by Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles called the baby “marvelous,” while a beaming Carole Middleton described the infant as “absolutely beautiful.”

The baby boy, whose name has not yet been announced, was born Monday at 4:24 p.m., weighing in at 8 lbs., 6 oz.

[From CBS News]

Congratulations to Kate and William! I’m so excited to hear the baby’s name, but it may be a little while if they don’t decide soon. The Queen has to sign off on the baby’s name and she’s leaving for her vacation on Friday.

Note by Kaiser: Eagle-eyed watchers may recognize Kate’s dress – this looks like a blue version of the Topshop dress she wore several months ago, but it’s not. It’s a Jenny Packham dress! It’s probably sold out already.

Here’s video of them leaving the hospital. I love the moment at :50 when Kate hands the baby off to William and the crowd roars! At about 1:15 he speaks and admits that they’re “still working on a name.”

Here’s video of William carrying the baby to the car.

Photo credit: WENN.com and FameFlynet

 

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    • Spooks says:

      Please. Now we’re gonna hear about this nonsense for weeks.

    • FLORC says:

      I am admittedly a huge critic of William and Kate, but this is their moment and should be covered here. She has done her job and given birth to their future King. A beautiful healthy baby boy. I’m also a critic of her not dressing appropriately and messing with her face, but here (thank god) she looks natural and radiant. Of course, this moment will pass and the valid criticism will cover the headlines again, but just for now let’s look at the new parents and be happy for them.

      I love her hair, dress, real post baby stomach, and wish them the absolute best as any new family should get.

      • Little Darling says:

        I loved the real post baby stomach too!

      • Dena says:

        Ok, FLORC, I agree with everyhing you said and I am happy for Kate. This is her day. She has done her JOB. She should be proud. And I love babies (congrats on the baby) and I swear I am not trying to be b*tchy, but what’s up with those shoes? I guess they just don’t do it for me.

      • Dena says:

        I take it back about the shoes. Went to the dailymail to look at their pics. She looks really nice and very happy. Good luck to her.

      • trina says:

        Re: the post baby stomach — she can’t really control how quickly the uterus contracts (although bf’ing certainly helps), but I am quite sure she will be back to her strict dieting regime and skinny jeans real quick!

      • Baskingshark says:

        There is no guarantee that this is a future King. Hopefully England will be a republic LONG before this kid has grown up.

      • FLORC says:

        Dena
        I didn’t care for the shoes either, but they’re close the the ground and stable looking.
        Trina
        I agree. She’s already lost quite a bit of weight on her upper arms and thighs. Right before she went on maternity leave I saw some untouched/edited photos of her shopping. Her upper arms and thighs were much larger. Normal though for any woman entering her 9th months.
        Baskingshark
        True! I’m speaking in terms of the current course. Just as Kate is the future Queen Consort unless a divorce occurs.

        I’m as cynical as the rest of you, but will cut her some slack for a job well done.

      • nc_magnolia says:

        FLORC:

        I would like to personally thank you for your post. I know that you’re traditionally not a fan of Kate’s, but I really appreciate the fact that you can change the tone of your message to honour their day. It really should be about them and about welcoming Baby Wales.

        Cheers!

      • Frenchie says:

        I am sorry, but I can’t with “the Done her Job” comment. It’s so unrespectfull, she is not like a walking uterus, and weather you like her choice or not, because you have other goals like a “working” quiet life, i would say to each one his own, you have to respect her for putting up with this degenerated family and the f’king medias. I feel emotianal about them having a baby (getting me back to having mine). I +++ her for going out withought hiding her post-baby bump.
        Never thought I would do or care !!
        Congrats to them, Enjoy !!!

    • Haley says:

      If your screen name references FASSBENDER, you have no room to complain about a celebrity receiving too much attention on this website.

      • FassDaActor says:

        Check your numbers honey. You’re incorrect. I am referring to all the media coverage ramming the ‘royals’ down our throats. I don’t have a queen or any royals over me.

        I don’t like any story done to death, whether I like the person or not. It’s nice that they had a baby but people have babies everyday. You have people you’re tired of hearing about. I have mine. I’d rather have a drink and a real conversation with him than worship a bunch of royals on the dole.

        LIKE I SAID, Enough!

    • Itsa Reallyme says:

      Not for me. I love hearing about them.

    • A says:

      It’s either this or the Kardashians.

      I for one love to hear more about this baby!

  1. Monie says:

    Ok, that’s over. Now can we get back to the important stuff, like drunken celebs, celebs with camel toe, celeb red carpet outfits, etc?

  2. CariBean says:

    This post makes me happy.

    • blannie says:

      Me too! Love babies and parents who love them!!

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      a little sob that Diana is not here to see this.

    • littlestar says:

      Me too! And I’m not even a fan of babies or Kate! They look so happy, I guess it’s contagious!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, too. Some nice news for a change. Wish them all the best.

    • Sinndy says:

      Darn right!!! It makes me happy, too! I’m a tad tired of so many people posting strictly to say negative things, especially “enough of this, we don’t care”. Well, I care, and I certainly appreciate these posts. I care about the monarchy, and I’m highly enjoying all the updates and posts about the baby and all the stuff that comes with him. If you don’t want to read it, skip over to the next story, please, people! Don’t suggest that there be no further reporting, because some of us want to read about it!

    • gg says:

      Lovely baby, happy event, they look fantastic, have a tear in my eye remembering Diana emerging with William like this. So glad the baby is healthy. :)

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Me, too! There’s so much shitty stuff in the news, this was really sweet.

      ALSO–can I say that I LOVE that they just walked right out with him, didn’t save him for precious photo-op dollars and all that crap?

      I also love that Kate has that post-baby belly! So cute. That’s what a woman really looks like after giving birth. Not like some of those ridiculous celeb pics where they’re wearing 15 layers of spanx.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        I also LOVE that Kate came out and didn’t try to hide her belly. I’m tired of all the celebs in the US that try to pretend that they immediately had a flat tummy while they hide in their houses until they feel fit to be seen. I love that Kate is just real. She looks beautiful.

    • Liza Jane says:

      Thank you! such mean, ill feeling for this couple who. I thought made a lovely gesture, giving the press their time and showing off their baby like any normal couple! It’s obvious they don’t want fuss and performance and I love that they had an hour with their boy before telling anyone else, that they drove him home themselves and that they are obviously so thrilled!!! They looked great!
      In a time when we have to endure the fame whore Kardashians pimping out their family it was refreshing to see such natural joy!
      As a Brit and a mild Royalist, it gob smacks me to see the vitriol on here and other sites, if you’re a Yank, then concentrate on your own sorry examples of rich folk who lord it over their fellow Americans, far worse than any Royal believe me! If you’re a Brit then your major ‘Chav’ chip is showing!! 77% of your fellow country men love the attention Royalty brings to the country! You just sound like a bunch of sour women!

      • Kelly says:

        Well said.

        My only regret that Diana is not here.

      • Suze says:

        Oh heavens, please! I just love it when someone decides to chastise the commenters on this blog for doing what it’s designed to do – snark on and gossip about the famous!

        Also, I didn’t think we had to contain our snark to our countrymen (and women). I have enough snark to go international thankyouverymuch.

        However, I do think both Kate and Wills did a good job with their interview. And Kate looks exceedingly well! So no snark today but I can’t promise about tomorrow.

      • bluhare says:

        Well my cousin in Yorkshire called yesterday and I immediately thought she must be calling about the baby and said so. She sounded puzzled, and said “oh, that . . . no, I was calling to ask about bonsai plants.”

        And, Suze? Totally agree with everything you said.

      • Angie says:

        Don’t think it’s quite fart to assume it’s all Yanks being mean about it; from what Ive seen plenty of Americans are just as excited as you guys and find them both refreshingly down to earth in their experience, so they dont exactly need the reminder (today). And I’ve seen more Brits, Aussies (in particular), and Canadians complaining about the attention, if I’m honest. I think it’s a bit deeper than just ‘a bunch of catty women’, or at least I would hope so.

    • grabbyhands says:

      Me too. I’ve never been much of a royals watcher, but they both look happy and they have a healthy baby, which is a blessing.

  3. MediaMaven says:

    It’s been 24 hours, and she hasn’t lost all of the baby weight yet? Wow – she’d never make it in Hollywood. :)

    • trina says:

      She probably has very little actual weight to lose — once her uterus contracts back to its normal size, she will be thin as a pin once again.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Well, I have to reply to your comment because of your moniker!

      Bwah! I, as usual, can’t stand her and feel badly for the babe and his future life. But they both do look good and happy, though I thought she would look far more tired.

      It’s a perfect moment in time that ought to be preserved in amber, because as far as I’m concerned the kid will be Dolittle’s accessory. As much as I had hoped for a girl because I would have preferred a future queen regnant, I’m glad it’s a boy. Boys are far less blingy as far as accessories go.

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    Adorable! Now let’s not hear anything else until the name reveal and baptism.

  5. Cheryl says:

    They did phenomenal. She must have been SO sore, in heels, giant pad in place, leaking breast milk, boobs killing her, exhausted. And then in front of the whole world with a smile. You may not like her but give her some credit, she and William did great. And it’s a healthy baby! Good for them. I held back tears. Maybe it’s a mom thing. I could barely walk after having my 8lb 4oz son, and I’m tiny too. I really felt for her, and though she presented herself well. BUT not too well- still had the postpartum belly, like a real woman. So she stayed relatable. Bravo! And congrats!

    • Lady D says:

      Watching her walk back into the hospital gave me flashbacks to when I left the hospital with my boy. I remember clearly what it felt like to walk a day or two after the birth

    • Cece says:

      I was thinking the same. All of us moms out there knew she was bleeding and sore, although at this point, she probably still has some decent adrenaline going! She seems relaxed and happy and so does he – hope they can have some time off now.

      • Chutzpah says:

        When do they ever have time ‘on’?

      • Cece says:

        Chutzpah – I think the whole royalty thing is bs, but making a public appearance a day after giving birth stinks. They have an image to uphold, whether they want to or not, and I don’t envy their lack of privacy. They’re not drug addicts, making sex tapes, sleeping with anything that moves, and butchering their bodies with plastic surgery — that puts them above 99% of other famous people.

      • FLORC says:

        Cece
        They can never even be counted on to make appearances when they’re scheduled to. This is the life Kate chose. To be financially taken care of and make appearances is the trade off. Right now she’s off the botox, littered with those wonderful pregnancy hormones and looks natural. She’ll start messing with her face again soon, but I hope she doesn’t. I’ve always said she’s at her most beautiful in her uni days before the injections and cosmetic surgery.
        I do want to keep this all about the happy couple so I won’t correct you today, but without giving details Kate premotherhood has been caught doing most of your last line Hopefully that will all change now that she’s a mother:)
        Just be happy for the couple and don’t claim they don’t do what they’ve clearly done. Let’s keep this happy!

      • Chutzpah says:

        10 minutes in front of the cameras before MONTHS of being protected within the confines of Buck palace or other Royal estates doesn’t constitute ‘having no privacy’

        They have lives of outrageous luxury and wealth and power they don’t even have to BE bl**dy Royal anymore as the Government does everything they just have to put on nice clothes and turn u0 at events.

        So no my heart does not bleed for them having to face the paps today and neither should yours. Maybe you don’t have to pay their taxes like I do.

    • Belle says:

      As I posted elsewhere… thought this was a very lovely ‘baby debut’. Agree with all of your points (except milk is probably not in yet!), but the rest… not an easy time. Both my babies were large (2nd was 10 1/2 pounds) and left quite a lot of damage behind. Having a baby can be rather… messy. :)

      Not a Kate fan really, but commend her for this appearance so quickly after the birth and managing to look lovely… but real! I do wish she had pulled her hair back though!

    • Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

      Agree! And she looks great. I looked like a pile of innertubes the day after I gave birth. Watching this made me teary, too.

      • Isa says:

        I agree her milk probably hasn’t come in yet.
        She looks radiant!

      • kay says:

        it made me teary too, which surprised me, but it reminded me of day 1 with my first…thanks be i didn’t have to go out in front of millions of cameras…and you know what? i remember asking the nurse “why do i still have a belly?” and being shocked that i looked 5 months pregnant after giving birth lol. i felt stupid about it after she, gently, laughed and reminded me of all the other things beside baby that were left to go (i had a lot of water weight). anyway, not much of a royal person but i found that video touching, and it is making me remember both of my babies when they were babies. :)

    • Eleonor says:

      You’re right. She looks exhausted, but she dressed up, smiled and everything.

    • F5 says:

      Gawd Cheryl, we all have imagination, no need for such frau TMI post.
      Such lovely pics, such awful post.

    • Pandy says:

      Yes, they did a great job greeting the public with the little guy. I totally tear up over all of this baby stuff and I don’t even have kids. PS: I liked Cheryl’s post – you forget about the physical flotsam that she’s going through while smiling and waving. PPS Glad there was no snark that her hairdresser came before they went outside. She’s royalty and this is expected behaviour.

    • StaCat1 says:

      Agreed. WOW! Yes, she does have alot of resources (hairdressers etc) but to do an intl photocall a day after giving birth–color me VERY impressed.

      I could barely walk. LOL! I seriously doubt I could pull it off- resources or not!

    • AMA1977 says:

      I never comment but just had to say ITA! I’m so happy for them…a healthy baby is a blessing and a joy. I’m a new (ish…my little one is 10 months) mom for the second time, and it is magical. Well done, Kate!! She looks terrific. I felt pretty good the day after, but not up to a media circus, lol. She and William look happy, a little dazed, and so proud. Best wishes for Baby Crumpets’ homecoming day!

    • Another K says:

      Well said Cheryl! Oh, the memories . . .the huge pads, the leaky boobs, ugh.

      Nice to see William and Kate looking so happy! Best of luck to them and their beautiful baby.

    • Itsa Reallyme says:

      I couldn’t agree more! I had terrible deliveries and it’s no picnic a few weeks later, let alone a few hours. There’s a shot of William putting the baby in the car with a bunch of men following him while Kate is walking down the steps–ALONE. It made me a little sad for her. She could have used a little help but she was kind of ignored (at least in that shot). She was beaming the entire time though. I also love that William and Kate got to have that very normal moment of strapping their new baby into the car and driving themselves home. I was so happy for them.

      • Sisi says:

        Don’t feel bad for Kate walking alone. The whole presentation and exit were orchestrated to the detail. Everything was done with a reason. They got the baby seat in and drove off seconds and never even hesitated walking stairs, so they probably hadseveral practices. Kate walking by herself was not by accident, will and Kate probably decided this together. Probably so that the press got some individual pics of her being independent, like Will being independent carrying the baby and driving himself.

  6. de-Vine says:

    I try not to make too many comments like this but for God’s sake, someone please show them how to buckle their child properly. Maybe the likelihood of a collision or a sudden stop isn’t as great with their entourage but really, take one hard stop and that baby could come flying out with the job they did buckling him in.

    Whew! Sorry. Had to get that off my chest.

    Other than that, congratulations to them! He looks beautiful, mama looks radiant and he looks like a proud dad :)

  7. Peanut says:

    I wonder if they had coordinating pink outfits too, just in case!!

  8. Sachi says:

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/07/23/article-2374931-1AF5891A000005DC-751_964x424.jpg

    I think the baby looks like the Queen when the Queen has a serious/grumpy expression, especially the nose. :)

    Cute bubba. I love babies. :D

    William and Kate look great.

  9. heidi says:

    Lovely all around . God Bless the little future king and his immediate and extended family.

  10. Steph says:

    Does anyone else agree with me that Kate looks really good here?
    Her hair, body and everything else look great with pregnancy

  11. The Original Mia says:

    Yay, the Prince of Cambridge. Now, go away again and let’s not hear from you unless it’s to name the tyke.

    Hold up. Is she trying to replicate Diana’s dress? Stop. No. Stop.

  12. boredbrit says:

    Aw, this is the first time she genuinely looks happy. You can just see it in her smile. She looks so drained and exhausted although I’m sure she’ll get all the rest she needs. She looked really emotional in the video.

    • Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

      She does look so happy–and so does he. If this is a sham marriage, they should get Academy Awards.

      • audrey says:

        No kidding. I don’t think it’s a sham at all. They seem genuinely happy and comfortable together.

        They have both never looked better

      • LAK says:

        Google videos of Charles/Diana bringing Harry out for the press’s first look. They both look happy, and yet according to Diana, the moment immediately after Harry was born is when her marriage died. You can’t tell they are on the outs from the videos. They both look very happy and happy to have Harry.

        I am not saying/suggesting this is what is going on above, but parents being in love with and happy with their kids isn’t mutually exclusive from a less than loving marriage.

      • SublimeTangerine says:

        I don’t know… I watched the video of Charles and Diana after Harry’s birth. Their body language is not that of two people who are happy together. They look away from each other, step away separately from one another and seem to force their smiles. Even with William’s birth they do not seem to behave warmly toward each other (although Diana looks like she might be in a considerable amount of discomfort, understandable after giving birth).

        Kate and William are touching each other, and smiling/glancing at each other and the baby frequently. They seem to be happier that Charles and Diana, just from a body language standpoint.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think it’s the first time, but I think it’s the MOST happy they have ever looked, apart or together – and tender, genuine and emotional. There’s a real connection there, and I love how totally overwhelmed William seemed, esp compared to his father some 30 years ago. This just feels so REAL.

      I also think it’s funny that Kate managed a full-on blow-out (OMG her hair got long!) and a ton of eye-liner before stepping out. LOL in good humor :)

      • boredbrit says:

        I didn’t want to say it because I wanted to keep everything positive. But in the past Kate’s smile was a little too perfect and at points strained. Here she looks happy beyond words and proud, as she should be. I know, she looks ridiculously great. Good on her.

    • Sisi says:

      usually they’re quite stiff and controlling, even a little cold in public situations. Tiny bits of emotion, as little affection as possible, etc.
      But right now they are just probably too tired to reign it all in. tbh I like them more this way

      • Liza Jane says:

        If you see pics of their tour of Canada they looked totally relaxed and in sync with each other, maybe because in Canada ,Royalty is Liked and they could just be themselves and be 2 young newly marrieds, in love and at ease without the continuous intrusion and speculation! They kayaked , they played ball games and had fun!

      • LAK says:

        Liza Jane – i always bring up Canada and that first summer after the wedding whenever people say that royals can’t show connection in public and are doomed to be stiff unemotional mannequins as the reason these 2 look that way in public.

        Looking at them in Canada and that summer, there was no doubt whatsoever how much they cared for each other.

    • Baskingshark says:

      Now the anchor baby has been delivered the plan is complete. Or at least phase one of it is, so I’m sure she’s very relieved.

  13. lisa2 says:

    I’m not a follower. but I did watch and they looks so happy. I loved the way she kept looking at him and kind of crushing.. It was cute. And I like how the baby kept raising his little hand. Adorable.

  14. RobN says:

    When she first walked out, I thought she was going to start crying. She started welling up there and I wasn’t sure we weren’t going to get a full-on blubber. I thought it was pretty sweet.

    Well done all the way around for what is essentially a pretty bizarre situation.

  15. Belle says:

    Question… during this royal baby craze, I stumbled upon ‘the royal forums’. I didn’t register or post, was just watching for updates. I found comments in general to be a bit sickly sweet in their love of both Will and Kate (not complaining… to each his/her own). I did notice a fair amount of what seemed to be… well, no love lost for Diana. Anyone know what is up with that?

    • duchess of hazard says:

      Princess Di was a drama queen. Alas, history hasn’t served her well, you know? But to be fair, Will and Harry have benefited from the goodwill she left behind after her death.

    • LAK says:

      i can’t read royal forums. It’s either sunshine and rainbows for which ever royal they are crushing on or the devil incarnate for the royal they hate/dislike.

      Diana being denigrated is a thing on most royal forums especially the ones that love Kate who they think outshines her in every way.

      • nc_magnolia says:

        LAK:

        Could not agree with you more.

      • bluhare says:

        Some people just refuse to believe she didn’t have a surrogate, even with overwhelming evidence to the contrary. I mean the queen’s ob/gyn was there. Like he’d lie to the queen’s face.

        Count me in the camp giving her kudos for not being afraid to show she’s still got a belly club.

      • nc_magnolia says:

        bluhare-

        This is why I love you so in all of your posts! *blushes*

      • Belle says:

        LAK: That is exactly what I saw on that forum, sunshine and rainbows for Will, Kate and the new baby (who will most certainly be the most gorgeous, perfect person on the planet) … and harsh comments for Diana (unnecessary, imo). I was only browsing the baby thread for the last day or so, and have no desire to go back. People were actually getting upset that some in the media were daring to compare Kate’s polka dot dress to the one Diana wore after William was born… mocked Diana’s dress (though the style was fine for the time), and yammered on about how much better a mother Kate will be than Diana was. Um… okay. LOL

        http://instagram.com/p/cHmUiNRFwX/

        Oh, the other ‘theme’ I saw was an outrage that the media refers to Kate as ‘Kate’ instead of CATHERINE!! Oh, the horror!

      • LAK says:

        Belle – quelle horror indeed.

        The only good thing about the royal forums is that they are a treasure trove of rare videos/news footage and photos of royals as far back as Victoria.

        It’s great for research purposes, but the poisonous vitriol, in which ever direction, is too much.

      • Sachi says:

        Belle – TRF has been that way for a couple of years now. They’ve become the official forums for royalty info and some journalists have contacted the website and its members to ask about the royals. That’s why they say that speculation is not allowed.

        It didn’t use to be that way, though. I used to read that site back in 2006 and the forums were livelier. People could post different opinions and debate properly. A lot of the people who used to post great comments have left. Now all that remains are comments of, “She looks so lovely! She is amazing!” multiplied by 50.

        The only thing that doesn’t change is their preference for certain royals. Mary and Fred of Denmark, the Dutch royals, Charlene of Monaco, and William & Kate are their favourites. They’re untouchable. You can’t say one criticism without 10 people jumping on you and your post gets deleted. Sometimes you get banned just because you’re against the ‘status quo’.

        Letizia of Spain and Diana are the most criticized.

    • RobN says:

      Lots of people didn’t love Diana. She constantly used the media to push her agenda and then constantly complained about the attention when she didn’t want it. She wanted it both ways and pouted when she didn’t get it. I used to wonder whether she stood in front of a mirror and practiced pointing her head downwards and then looking up with her eyes with her head slightly cocked to one side. Throw in the fact that they used to have to send in 10 year old William to calm her down when she’d have breakdowns and some of us think it didn’t paint a very pretty picture.

      Diana lovers will completely disagree. :)

    • Nikki says:

      It’s not easy to love someone who threw her pregnant self down a flight of stairs for attention.

    • Bobbie says:

      The royals were always trying to discredit Diana. So it doesn’t surprise me tht their suppporters would still do it- even though she’s been dead a long time and even though people continue to love her. Diana wasn’t perfect but she was certainly sweet, a good mother, and a hard worker for those in need. She did a lot of other people and she’s the reason those boys are good men. I feel sad that’s she’s not here to see this moment. It stinks.

    • gg says:

      They should let the woman rest in peace.

  16. Maggie says:

    I’m happy for them! She looks absolutely beautiful, stunning.

  17. GiGi says:

    So sweet! But, to bring the creepy… didn’t Diana also wear a blue polka dotted dress to present William?

  18. tina says:

    I have to say, I can’t believe Kate left the hospital with wedges and walking normally. After I gave birth, I had on a pair of flip flops and was rolled out in a wheelchair.

    Has to be annoying to have to look good all the time.

  19. Lindy79 says:

    Ive been fed up with the media hounding of this but these pictures make me do a great big “awwww”

    Congratulations to them both!

  20. Suze says:

    Congrats to them.

    I was into the story but I’m over it now – I bet they are too. Time for some other things in the news!

  21. annabelle says:

    Again, I have to marvel at the silly hoops she must jump through. All a part of the job she applied for, but still.

    Not 24 hours after giving birth, there is no way in Hell you’d have seen me with a fresh blow out, a dress and wedges.

    Good grief, let the woman have her pads, her sweats, and a ponytail and leave them alone to bond with their baby.

  22. MeowuiRose says:

    I love it. I’m happy for them. Having a child is an exciting time. Congrats to them. On a side note she looks amazing . I wish I had looked that good after having my son.

  23. Isa says:

    She looks radiant and beautiful!
    To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised she didn’t wrap her stomach or wear a girdle. With the whole world watching and everyone taking pictures I know I would have been tempted!

  24. Nikki says:

    Is it bad that I see these photos and think of the giant mesh undies they give you? Duchess Kate, all polished, refined, pretty blue dress, nude pumps (natch!) and giant mesh underwear….lol!

  25. Katie says:

    they did great, congrats to them both.

    On a very superficial note, I really like her wedges.

  26. Zizi says:

    Do royals circumcizse? Sorry… Just a curious question……

  27. rianic says:

    I would to have loved to have had a blow out! I didn’t push, but I’ve seen how sweaty friends got in labor. And remember the first post birth shower???? Amazing! All the junk washed off. I ditched the mesh panties, also. I brought in too big granny panties for that.

  28. A says:

    What did William say to Kate? “Stand back” or “stand right there?” I couldn’t hear it clearly enough.

  29. Haley says:

    why is everyone so annoyed with the posts about the royal baby? i’d rather see a hundred new posts about this than that woman-beater fassbender or that lizard-alien cumberbatch.

  30. Deidre says:

    PMKate she won’t be.. reason to cheer as well..

  31. embra says:

    I love new babies! This takes me back to the birth of my own and all those feelings of joy and fear and love and exhaustion all rolled up in a bundle of OMG-look what we made! Sending positive energy to the new family, they are just radiant.

  32. NYC_girl says:

    I give her a lot of credit for presenting herself to the public a day after being in labor all those hours. I haven’t given birth but if she has stitches – that’s bad enough, having to put on a f*** dress and heels (and hose?) and greet the public? I know it’s what she has to do, but … ugh. And is her belly her weight gain or bloat or both? The rest of her looks so slim. Just an honest question, I sadly don’t know about these things…

  33. irishserra says:

    I just saw a pic of Kate and Will along side a pic of Charles and Diana right after she had given birth:

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/kate-parents-following-diana-8217-lead-174300093.html

    I wonder if the dress Kate wore is an homage to Diana?

    Also, the body language is totally different in the two pictures, which hopefully bodes well for the young couple.

    And while agree there is definitely too much coverage of this event, I am thankful to see this as opposed to all of the awful things going on in the world, although I do feel it is important to be aware of what’s going on in the world scene.

  34. Abby says:

    She looks amazing–her hair looks awesome and i really have to give her props for walking out to meet a billion people less than 24 hours after giving birth. I’m really happy for them. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have this scrutiny over your entire life.

  35. Stephanie says:

    She looks great. I’m so glad that they didn’t Spanx her tummy into oblivion. Looks very natural.

  36. Yep says:

    …and yet they will not give one squat about your life, your family, your babies or any of your “firsts.” This hoopla is insane. People are acting as if she invented childbirth. William carries his newborn son to the car and it’s a big deal? Really? All of this attention seems so elitest. Foster kids that I work with barely get any attention, news coverage or funding for programs, yet people are acting like this priviledged newborn is the second coming of Christ. This hoopla comes across as very cult like behaviour. I can see it dragging on and on for years.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I understand your reasoning which is basically that life isn’t fair and it isn’t. I do believe that people are just happy to see an uplifting story get international attention. Usually when people get that kind of attention, they’ve killed someone, done a sex tape, got caught embezzling etc. To me, this is a very nice and welcome change from that. Don’t worry though everyone will be back to slagging them off within a month or so! :)

    • Another K says:

      Cult like behavior? Really? Um, we’re just having some fun here about a happy event.

    • Cali Diva says:

      I love you for this post Yep. I’ve been sick to my stomach since she was admitted to the hospital because the media attention has been so annoying and you can’t get away from it. I came on here to see if anyone agreed with me. This couple is without a doubt very conceited and elitist. Announcing the pregnancy before she began to show made it seem as if our lives revolve around them. Why are you so important? Money? Titles? If they keep this up there won’t be a throne for their child to sit on because people will not want a monarchy.

    • mslewis says:

      Why should they care about us? Why should they care about your foster kids not getting funding? They are famous people who just became parents and some people care and want to see them and the baby. If that makes you unhappy, I suggest you just ignore all of this. No need to waste your time hating people you don’t know and no need to sign onto a site just to tell people you don’t care. It’s kind of silly.

  37. Jo March says:

    Beautiful. So happy for them!

  38. Maria says:

    does anyone else think that Camilla should not have visited the baby at this point. She was Diana’s worst enemy and she is like pretending to be a grandmother which is not- not to this child anyway.

    • Suze says:

      No, I personally don’t agree with you. Diana has been dead a long time – Kate never knew her personally – and Camilla has been a part of William’s life for a many years now.

      Although you might just be trying to goad the forum, in which case I’m sorry I responded.

    • G says:

      I agree!! It’s like Diana never existed to her and Charles. As if she didn’t die (maybe murdered) tragically, and Camilla rolls with the crew as if she was always there and not just the other woman. How mature and big would Charles have been if he mentioned Diana in his statement? But no just him and his wife.

      • Flower says:

        If Diana had bothered to put her seatbelt on she would probably be still around and probably still stirring the pot with the media. Given her penchant for being quite vicious and nasty about everyone in the Royal Family privately and publicly during her final years I’m actually pleased Camilla is there, she never has a bad word to say about anyone.

      • Maria says:

        I would have stayed home with a cold or something and waited until later to visit. She is not the baby’s grandmother.
        this is in response to G

    • mslewis says:

      If you think about it, Camilla has been an intimate part of William and Harry’s lives longer than Diana was and both of them seem to love her. People need to get over what happen all those years ago. Camilla definitely should have been there at the hospital.

    • jwoolman says:

      William was old enough when his mother died to know that Diana had her own demons that she brought into the marriage. Many children don’t hate their stepparents, no matter how things fell out. Not the kids’ problem. Besides, considering Diana’s difficulties- the marriage may very well have fallen apart even if Camilla never existed.

  39. Leah says:

    I am not very interested in the royal family but this is happy moment and in some ways they are just a normal couple who had their first baby. They both look really happy and good. I wish the best for them.

  40. Mia says:

    Aww, Kate is giving me so many shades of Princess Diana with her polka dot dress. Just adorable. The baby is gorgeous and is so teeny and cute. Congrats to them and I hope we hear the baby’s name sometime soon.

  41. Fabgrrl says:

    Is that really a dress? Sure, it’s kinda cute, but it looks like a hospital gown. A really nice one, but still. Just an odd choice for a leaving the hospital outfit.

  42. Amy says:

    Didn’t Diana also wear a polka dot dress when she showed off William after giving birth? Interesting choice Kate!

    And while she does look radiant here, I had the live feed on at work and her hair dresser was spotted going into the hospital. Her hair doesn’t look this well groomed naturally! She definitely spent some time getting ready for the cameras.

    I also think they practiced the exiting/putting the baby in the carrier in the car. Looked pretty well timed and executed.

  43. Jayna says:

    She’s so much prettier with a little more weight on and she looks younger. Her face is prettier fuller, not as sharp-featured, and I loved her sporty figure in college compared to her very, very slender figure these last years.

    I love how casual they are coming out. I never got the disdain for Kate. I like her and she’s good for William, and I think he really has looked out for her coming into this world and marriage. Good luck to both of them with their new little blessing. He will think of his mom a lot during this time I know. Diana was a wonderful mother and adored her boys.

  44. Ginger says:

    I’m not afraid to admit that this made me teary. I’m a sucker for weddings and babies. But I’m recalling that moment when Diana was on the same steps with William. I’m thrilled that I’m still here to witness life carrying on. I’m sure Diana is looking fondly on her son and grandson. It’s nice to see the family united and happy for once.

  45. Caroline says:

    I think they look lovely. But how many times did she touch her hair in that video?? It must have been 10 times in less than 2 minutes. Can’t she put on a hair clip or something? If I had a newborn to care for the last thing I would want is those big drapes of hair in my face.

  46. Dana says:

    So cute. Even the baby looked like he was waving.

  47. Elise says:

    Happy to see the baby. Catherine looked tired, understandably, she still needs a few days rest. William on the other hand, looked “positively thrilled” when he spoke to the press (not). Congratulations to the couple!

  48. princesslizabeth says:

    What a lovely family! Congratulations to them!

  49. Idreaminprincess says:

    I don’t know what magic was worked here, but when I had my baby, I looked like I was hit by a bus for the first 48 hours. I had to wear a pad the size of a raft and my boobs were like hot bricks. I could not stop sweating because of the hormones and I had huge black bags under my eyes from not sleeping at all. I waddled to and from the bathroom, that was all the walking I could manage. For those of you who have never had children, the uterus continues to contract to become its original size for several days after. So I also continued having minor contractions. How she managed to get her hair so shiny; put on a dress and heels; walk outside and talk to the press is beyond me. The pad alone was so huge it looked like I was riding a seesaw. Am I the only one who is shocked at how quickly she got out of bed and outside?

    • nc_magnolia says:

      Idream-

      Haven’t had a baby yet, but I love you for telling it like it is!

      Scaring me to death, of course, but truly love the honesty. I give Kate props for looking so lovely today, as well!

      • Idreaminprincess says:

        NC_mag

        Oh I don’t mean to frighten you. But the truth is that childbirth is called “labor” for a reason. Women don’t tell other women enough of the truth of it all I found. For example, I was shocked that no one ever told me that I would be incontinent during pregnancy. So imagine my surprise! Same with labor. We all hear about the pain. We don’t hear as much about all the yucky stuff that happens during and after. I still think the worst part is the milk coming in. The feeling that your skin is on fire … I still remember that very vividly. The best part is the baby. It’s all worth it in the end – as cliche as that sounds.

      • LAK says:

        nc_magnolia – This is why i have labour phobia. Thank goodness there are other ways to have children because every time one reads about the horrors…..it freaks me out more.

  50. Trudy347 says:

    I am not particularly a fan of the royals but you know what. . .. keep the baby news coming. For all the folks who are talking about how sick they are of hearing about this baby, or how there’s “other” news or “other” things to talk about, I really want to know what stories they’d rather hear about. Strife in the middle east? The Abu Ghraib prison break? Obama’s speech on race relations? I suspect not. I’m trying to think of a celebrity story that is as positive and feel good as this one and I can not. So I’ll take the royal baby over drunken Bieber, pervy Weiner, and crazy Amanda Bynes any day!

  51. Dirty martini says:

    Loved this story….it’s all so sweet

    But did poor Kate really put on pantyhose within 24 hours of giving birth ??????

    Geez. That is just unthinkable. All that spandexy feeling around her poor VJ?

    Yikes!!!!!

  52. Alexa says:

    So exciting! Congrats William & Kate on your beautiful healthy baby boy! (And the couple both look exceptionally good-looking in these photos. Is anyone else noticing how ruggedly handsome William is looking?)

  53. Jasrina says:

    Idreaminprincess: I TOTALLY agree with you because that is EXACTLY how I felt after having my children. Kate is completely pampered so it is not surprising that she looks so well. Did anyone notice how she kept looking at William however, like she was hoping that he is happy with her for giving him a child and that perhaps he will LOVE and PRAISE her forever now? William seemed to ignore her and just paid attention to the press and the baby.

  54. Minx2 says:

    I am amazed how good she looked 24 hours after a long labor. I was a hot mess and could barely walk (while holding on to my husband for dear life) from all the stiches and my feet were so swollen from the fluids they gave me through an IV, that all I could put on was bedroom slippers. And she was wearing wedges and pantyhose! Amazing, really. But despite great happiness, they both radiate, I sense that this is not a relationship based on partnership and equal footing. She looks very hesitant and sometimes intimidated by him, like she’s not sure he’ll not snap at something she does or says. Very odd.

    • PinkyTuscadero says:

      Disagree. He openly directs her because he know all the protocol so she doesn’t make mistakes and pay later, in the press or in the palace. I wish they would dispense with such antiquated standards (and maybe with such antiquated institutions as royalty while they’re at it.) But as long as both are around, this seems like a fine solution.

    • Idreaminprincess says:

      Seriously, you could not have paid me to put on pantyhose within 24 hours of delivery. Especially because -as I have said – you are forced to wear a pad so big and long that it looks like you are riding a seesaw. No way pantyhose. Not for millions of dollars.

      Maybe she is wearing stockings or thigh-highs?

  55. Katebush says:

    William is so down to earth with a great sense of humour. I think they really are in love and I wish them all the very best..

  56. PinkyTuscadero says:

    I felt for them. While I hate the rich and privileged in general, everyone has, as we dangling by a thread Catholics say, their own cross to bear. I see Will’s pretty clearly in this press conference. Watch it again and notice that, although he’s trying hard to smile and give time, his body language is to hold the baby far from the cameras and keep moving as if back into the hospital. Inside, he’s screaming “Leave my baby alone.” And she’s a trooper out there so soon. I could have used a hairdresser after my births. God knows.

  57. dahlianoir says:

    I wish I looked that good after my delivery. I looked like a car crash victim for a week after the birth lol
    Not a fan of them but I love babies and loving parents so yeah for them :)

  58. molly says:

    Frenchie – “job done” is not disrespectful, it is what she married William for, you don’t honestly think they just got married for the fun of it do you? If you do, you have no idea how the royal family work !!