UPDATED: Kate Middleton and baby! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge debut their little prince outside the Lindo Wing
He’s here! He’s here! After about a day since being born, His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge aka. Royal Baby was debuted to a media mob outside the Lido Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London just after 2pm EST. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were as photogenic and amiable as always (and matchy matchy in cornflower blue!), making our sappy royalist hearts swell even more with vicarious Royal Baby joy. The duo followed quite a similar course to what Prince Charles and Princess Diana did with Prince William back in 1982, though we can only estimate that the audience, and immediate attention has grown tenfold since. The duo gave some short interviews which include quips from Will: “He has her looks, thankfully. [He] has more hair than me” and “He’s got a good pair of lungs, that’s for sure. He’s a big boy. He’s quite heavy. We’re still working on a name.”
As we reported earlier, a garment bag was delivered to the hospital for Kate which carried today’s outfit, a bespoke Jenny Packham blue polka dot crepe de chine dress and Pied a Terre Imperia wedges. In true symbolic Kate Middleton style, the dress matches the same shade and pattern as Diana’s did when she debuted Will 31 years ago in the same exact spot.
Earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a statement thanking St. Mary’s Hospital for yesterday’s successful birth: “We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients and visitors – for their understanding during this time.” As they embark on the little prince’s life outside the Lindo Wing, we, the legions of media camped out there for the duration of July, and the poor little Lindo Wing Cone no doubt have it engrained in our minds forever.
Watch the debut:
July 24, 2013
2pm: Clarence House has tweeted an official announcement of the Royal Baby’s name: It’s George Alexander Louis! The title reads His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. If he shares any of the famed stutter belonging to his namesake, King George VI, he has an excellent Hollywood movie to train himself with.