Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PRINCE William and Kate thanked all the hospital staff for looking after ‘‘the three of us’’ as the world waited another day to get a peek at the tiny future king.

The new royal family had been expected to leave hospital for their home at Kensington Palace but decided to stay on at St Mary’s Hospital instead.

It is thought they would receive some visitors including members of Kate’s family and possibly Prince Harry and first-time grandfathe­r Prince Charles.

‘‘We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received,’’

the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said.

A Kensington Palace spokesman gave an update about the Duke and Duchess and their new son: ‘‘Mother, son and father are all doing well this morning.’’

Prince Charles and Camilla, on an official tour of York in the north of England, were clearly proud to be new grandparen­ts.

‘‘I’m thrilled, very excited,’’ Prince Charles said, adding he had no idea of any bub name yet

but had opened a bottle of champagne yesterday to celebrate.

‘‘I can’t wait to see him,’’ he added.

Camilla was more expansive, saying the nation was having a ‘‘wonderful time’’ with the news.

‘‘I think mother, son and father are all well,’’ she said. ‘‘And I think it’s a wonderfull­y uplifting moment for the country.“

The baby was named George.

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