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He waves, he wails: 6 things we know about the royal baby

July 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM ET

Take note, Anglophiles: The future King of England tipped his hand today about some of his greatest passions and dislikes.

During his ever-so-brief appearance outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, he revealed the following telling details:

1. He doesn’t like car seats or crowds. Granted, what newborn does? But this newborn made his displeasure known like a monarch.

Image: Prince William and Duchess Kate's newborn baby boy is seen in a car seat outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.
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First official quote from the future King of England: "What IS this vile contraption?!?"

2. He’s already nailed the royal wave. Behold!!

Image: GIF of royal baby appearing to wave
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3. He adores his parents. Snuggling in their arms = heaven.

Image: Newborn royal baby in Duchess Kate's arms
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4. He’s already figured out how to make his wishes known. "He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure," new dad Prince William told the cheering crowd outside the hospital.

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5. He looks like his Mum. "He's got her looks, thankfully," Will joked, tipping his head toward his beaming wife, Duchess Kate.

6. He may not have much hair now, but don’t expect that to last. Outside the hospital, a reporter dared to say to Prince William: "Can I ask you a very delicate question? How much hair?" Will gamely answered: "He's got way more than me, thank God!"

Image: Prince William and Duchess Kate with their new baby on July 23, 2103
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After the royal family emerged together for the first time on Tuesday, TODAY's Natalie Morales noted that the baby doesn't seem to have much hair.

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Video: NBC's Brian Williams, Natalie Morales and Keir Simmons report as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge display their newborn to the world outside St. Mary's hospital in London, and take questions from the world media.




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