TODAY   |  July 24, 2013

Britain’s newborn prince makes his debut

In a moment many around the world were waiting for, the future king made his public debut on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was born just a day before. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>> a change of subject, the royal baby. the duke and duchess of cambridge are relaxing at kensington palace after giving the world a first glimpse of their son and the queen arrived for her first visit. natalie made her way to the palace as well. natalie, good morning to you.

>> good morning to you matt. the queen just visited the new parents here at their home meeting her great grandchild for the first time before heading on holiday. now kensington palace will be the home for the little prince and his family. william and harry grew up here as well and soon a new little boy will be running through these very gardens. as life for the future royal begins he ushers in a new era for the british monarchy .

>> reporter: the moment so many were waiting for. the little prince being introduced to the world. carried by his proud papa where 31 years ago he had his first public outing.

>> he has a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure. he is a big boy . he's quite heavy but we're still working on a name.

>> reporter: new mom kate looking radiant stepped out in a blue polka dot dress. memories of diana.

>> any parent knows what this feeling is like.

>> it's very special.

>> reporter: it must be in the blood. here at just 24 hours old, a first royal wave.

>> got her looks thankfully.

>> no, no.

>> reporter: and in case there were any doubts about the diaper changing abilities of his dad. earlier in the day it was a parade of grandparents visiting. first, the middleton.

>> they're both doing really well.

>> reporter: next a proud grandfather, prince of whales along with wife camilla.

>> you see william and kate as the new era. and that's cemented their popularity.

>> reporter: william acknowledging the global interest in the first social media prince.