As it happened: Royal baby celebrations

Key points

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital with their son to cheers from well wishers
  • The duchess says the experience has been "very emotional". "It's such a special time," she adds
  • The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy on Monday at 16:24 BST weighing 8lb 6oz
  • Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the couple and their baby in hospital
  • The couple earlier received their first visitors - the duchess's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton
  • The birth was marked with gun salutes and the ringing of Westminster Abbey's bells

Live text


  • Margaret Ryan 
  • Caroline McClatchey 
  • Jeremy Gahagan 
  • Marie Jackson 
  • Gerry Holt 

Last updated 24 July 2013

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