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 Jenny Packham 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.
The future king met the current Queen this morning as the "thrilled" great grandmother dropped in at Kensington Palace.
Prince William and wife Kate Middleton took their baby son home from hospital yesterday after introducing him to the world.
But Prince William's first phone call after his as-yet-unnamed son's safe arrival at 4.24pm on Monday was to his gran.
And this morning the royal great-grandmother made the short journey from Buckingham Palace to meet the newest member of the royal family, arriving in the back seat of a dark green Bentley around 10.45am.