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The royal baby may not have made his princely first appearance yet, but he did get two very important visitors - Kate Middleton's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton! The first-time grandparents visited the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London, where Kate gave birth yesterday to her son with Prince William. "He's absolutely beautiful," Carole happily told a crowd of well-wishers outside the hospital.
His other grandfather, Prince Charles, released a statement yesterday: "Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy." Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also stopped by the hospital a few hours after the Middletons arrived.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip released a statement on Twitter, stating they were "delighted by the news of the birth."
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Kate's parents are the first relatives to stop by the hospital. It's not clear whether Kate's sister Pippa Middleton and brother James Middleton will also be making appearances today. As In Touch reported, Pippa was asked to keep a lower public profile to avoid bringing any negative publicity on the family while Kate was pregnant. Pippa and William's brother Prince Harry are reportedly going to be the baby's godparents, which is fitting since they were maid of honor and best man at the royal wedding.
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The baby doesn't have a name yet, but he will be the Prince of Cambridge, a brand-new royal title created just for him. Royal watchers have the current favorite name as George, while Philip, James, and William are also reported to be in the mix.