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In Pictures: First glimpse of new prince

Kate gave birth to a baby boy at 11.01am.

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The Duke of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The Duke of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The Duke of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A beaming Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shown off their new prince to the world.

Less than seven hours after welcoming the latest addition to their family – a boy weighing 8lb 7oz – William and Kate briefly stepped outside St Mary’s Hospital carrying the newborn, waving to the world’s media and royal fans.

They then went back inside, re-emerging a few minutes later with the prince in a car seat. William fastened his son into the rear of a Land Rover Discovery before driving off.

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William is all smiles as Kate gazes lovingly at her son (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

William is all smiles as Kate gazes lovingly at her son (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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William is all smiles as Kate gazes lovingly at her son (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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The delighted couple acknowledge the cheers of royal fans as they emerge from the hopsital with the prince (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The delighted couple acknowledge the cheers of royal fans as they emerge from the hopsital with the prince (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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The delighted couple acknowledge the cheers of royal fans as they emerge from the hopsital with the prince (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Earlier, William brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to St Mary’s Hospital to meet their new brother.

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William brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to meet their new sibling (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

William brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to meet their new sibling (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

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William brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to meet their new sibling (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

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News of the birth was announced in time-honoured fashion with a notice posted outside Buckingham Palace.

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The notice formally announces the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary’s Hospital

The notice formally announces the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary’s Hospital

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The notice formally announces the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary’s Hospital

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