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Prince Charles visits hospital, calls royal baby ‘marvellous’

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 23:30

Zee Media Bureau

London: Prince Charles arrived at the hospital in west London on Tuesday to meet his grandson and future prince, the son of new royal parents Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Soon after meeting his grandson, he called the baby ‘marvellous,’ as per a BBC news report.

The visit by Prince of Wales along with Princes of Cornwall came hours after the visit of Kate’s parents - Carole and Michael Middleton.

The Middletons arrived today soon after the birth of couple’s first child, the third in line to the British throne.

After spending over an hour at the hospital, Carole said that her grandson is “absolutely beautiful” and her daughter and Prince William are doing “fabulously,” as per news report.

Both William and Kate had issued a statement earlier thanked the hospital staff for the “tremendous care the three of us have received,” as per news reports

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a gun salute at London’s Green Park and while Honourable Artillery Company fired a 62-gun salute at Tower of London to mark the birth of the future monarch.

The royal heir was born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hsopital in Paddington on Monday evening at 4.24 pm and weighed 3.8 kgs.

The royal couple is expected to leave the hospital on late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

As the world awaits the first glimpse of the royal baby, it is to be seen whether the Kate and William will adhere to the tradition and give the public the first sight of the baby on the steps as they leave the hospital, like prince Diana did with Prince Williams.

Eventually, the couple with their son will live at Kensington Palace where a new apartment is being refurbished for them.

Meanwhile, the world is awaiting the first glimpse of the royal baby who will be called Prince of Cambridge.

First Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 15:43

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