Carole Middleton, mother to the Duchess of Cambridge, made a visit to St. Mary's hospital on Tuesday to see her grandson for the first time.
Kate Middleton gave birth to a son on Monday as the world watched on in high anticipation. The son will eventually become the next king of England. But for Michael and Carole Middleton, the little boy was just their first grandson.
Middleton's parents arrived at St. Mary's hospital at the Lindo Wing at around 3 pm in England. Despite coming from a middle-class background in Buckinghamshire, the grandparents are not related to royal blood. Their appearance said so much, as the elder Middleton entered the hospital door wearing a gray blue dress made by Irish designer Orla Kiely. Her husband was dressed equally as well in khaki slacks, and blue striped button down shirt, and a navy blue sport coat.
Just 23 hours after the Duchess gave birth, the Middleton's became some of the first family members to lay eyes on the brand new baby boy according to the Mail Online. Middleton is expected to leave the hospital today with plans to exit out the back door in hopes of avoiding excessive media. Middleton is expect however to make an appearance on the steps near Lindo Wing before her departure the publication informed. Middleton's hairdresser arrived some time after her parents.
Members of the royal family allegedly decided to put off a visit to the hospital to avoid further disruption. Rumors of what Middleton plans to name the baby have already surfaced. Buckingham Palace released a statement regarding the birth on Monday. It read:
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight."