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New Prince wrapped in a family tradition to leave the hospital

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left the hospital to show off their new prince to the world, he was wrapped in a family tradition.

On the chilly April afternoon, the sleeping prince was wrapped in a GH Hurt and Son Ltd. shawl.

The same company has been a major part of past royal births including providing shawls for Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The couple only stood outside with their baby for a few moments as the winds blew around them.

They have made the short journey from the Lindo Wing to Kensington Palace to be reunited with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received.

“They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”

The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour in the early morning hours and was admitted into the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hosptial on St George’s Day before 6 am. Kensington Palace announced around 8:30am this morning that Her Royal Highness had been admitted to hospital with the Duke of Cambridge at her side.

A few hours later at 11:01, the Duchess gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 8lbs 7oz.

Her Majesty The Queen was the first to be notified of the birth. From there Kensington Palace tweeted out the news and an easel with all the birth details will be placed outside of Buckingham Palace before the end of the day.

The name of the new baby will be announced in a few days time.

The Duchess has only had two visitors – her two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

They visited the hospital to meet their new baby brother for the first time. In total, they were at the hospital for less than half an hour before returning to Kensington Palace.