On Monday, April 23rd, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge took to the stairs of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London to officially introduce the world to their third child.
The couple's short-lived appearance came just seven hours after the birth of their precious new bundle of joy
In scenes reminiscent of Prince George and Princess Charlotte's births just a few years prior, the proud new parents-of-three lovingly cradled their newborn while the global media watched on.
Despite having just given birth, Duchess Catherine looked flawless in a red dress with a white collar (almost identical to the dress Princess Diana wore after giving birth to Prince Harry) by Jenny Packham. Her go-to stylist, Natasha Archer, was presumably behind the ensemble as she was spotted leaving the prestigious hospital just one hour before the royal gave birth.
Meanwhile, the new royal baby was swaddled in a cream blanket and matching knitted hat -- both which will no doubt sell out in a matter of minutes. He appeared calm (and awfully sleepy!) as he was presented to the waiting media and crowds of well-wishers who had gathered outside the hospital to catch a glimpse of the new family.
The royal couple then disappeared into the hospital where they transferred their new arrival into a car seat. They then reemerged ready to make their way home to Kensington Palace.
Prince William took to the driver's seat while the new mum sat in the backseat with her precious bundle of joy.
Kensington Palace first confirmed the 36-year-old royal was in labour Twitter at 08:23am in the morning, London time via Twitter in a statement which read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour."
"The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."
Royals, fans and celebrities have been quick to share their congratulations to Prince William and Duchess Catherine for their new son.
Kensington Palace shared, "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."
Kate and William's third child will now be the fifth in line to the British Throne, bumping Uncle Harry to number six.
The arrival of Prince William and Duchess Catherine's third child marks a huge break with tradition for the Royal Family.
The Cambridges are the first senior royal couple since The Queen and Prince Philip to not have two children, with Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all having two kids.
A huge congratulations to Prince William and Duchess Catherine on their beautiful baby!