Prince William and wife Kate have introduced their new son to the world as the public got its first glimpse of the future king.

The Duke of Cambridge told the waiting media outside hospital that his child has “a good pair of lungs”, was a “big boy and quite heavy” and the couple were working on a name.

He said he and Kate were “having a proper chance to catch up” and it was a “very emotional” and “very special” time.

They spoke to reporters and then went back inside to put the youngster in a car seat.

The couple then came outside for a second time and William placed the one-day-old boy in a vehicle.

The name of the child will not be announced tonight, according to Sky sources.

And the family are expected to return to Kensington Palace this evening. Kate’s sister Pippa has already arrived there with her boyfriend.

Meanwhile, the Queen has said she is “thrilled” at the arrival of her great-grandson, according to a guest at a Buckingham Palace reception.

The Royal baby, who will be known as the Prince of Cambridge, was born at 4.24pm on Monday, weighing 8lb 6oz (3.798kg).

Prince William was at his wife’s bedside during her labour. The Duchess spent the night in hospital, as did her husband.

Celebrations have taken place in London to honour the birth of the new Royal arrival.

Guardsmen marked the changing of the guard outside Buckingham Palace by playing ‘Congratulations’ and gun salutes sounded across the capital to mark the special occasion.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company carried out the ceremonial royal salutes in honour of the new addition to the Royal Family.

This included a 41-gun salute at London’s Green Park and 62 rounds fired at the Tower of London.

source: skynews