Royal baby public debut

CNC reporting from London
Added On July 24, 2013

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have proudly showed off their newborn baby boy to the world for the first time.

The couple's appearance has finally been a weight off global media's mind.

Prince William and his wife Kate gave the world its first sight of their baby on Tuesday.

The royal couple emerged from hospital, in front of well-wishers and a barrage of camera flashes.

SOUNDBITE Prince William, Duke od Cambridge
"Well, he's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure. He's a big boy, he's quite heavy.
"We're still working on a name so we will have that as soon as we can. But it's the first time we've seen him, really, so we're having a proper chance to catch up."
"Very emotional."

SOUNDBITE Kate Middleton  Duchess of Cambridge: "It's very emotional and such a special time and I think any parent will probably know what this feeling feels like."

SOUNDBITE Prince William, Duke od Cambridge
‘Very special.’

SOUNDBITE  Foreign correspondent
‘who does he look like? Does he look like you or Catherine?’

SOUNDBITE  Prince William, Duke od Cambridge 
‘He’s got her looks thankfully.’
 
SOUNDBITE  Kate Middleton  Duchess of Cambridge
‘No no no, I’m not sure about that.’

The couple's smiling appearance finally ended a long wait for hundreds of Londoners and reporters.

SOUNDBITE1 (ENGLISH)
"We all love the Royal Family in Britain. It just brings us back together. It kinda reunites the community, we all kind of really embrace the royal family here, it brings in tourists. It’s just great fun to see them today, hopefully we will."

SOUNDBITE2 (ENGLISH) French TV Cameraman:
"For the French people this is amazing to see, all this people who are around this maternity on this hospital, night and day, to wait, the Royal Family, Kate,William,  and the baby. So it’s just fun. I’m just here for two days or three days, some media are out there for three weeks, so it’s not too long, just waiting, that’s part of work."

The royal baby's birth was marked by two separate royal gun salutes, a tradition carried out for every royal prince or princess.

Landmarks in London illuminated blue for the royal baby boy. It showed that Britain's royal family is back in its subjects' affections.

SOUNDBITE2 (ENGLISH) LAUREN MITCHAM, London Eye Press Officer:
"Well here at the London Eye, were going to be celebrating the birth of the Royal Baby, by turning the eyes lights to a patriotic red, white and blue to reflect the union jack. This is something we've done for the Royal wedding and also for the Queens Jubilee last year."

SOUNDBITE1 (ENGLISH)
"There's lots going on there’s masses of crowds over at Buckingham palace, the fountains are blue at Trafalgar square and our last stop was to see the wheel in its British flag colors. So lots of excitement."

The baby prince will be third in line to the British throne.

The birth gave a further boost to the royal family after the celebration last year of Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne and the marriage of Kate and William in 2011.