His Royal Highness is on the move! After their first night at home as a family, Kate Middleton and Prince William left Kensington Palace with their newborn son past noon on Wednesday, July 24. The brand-new family boarded a black Range Rover, with the Duchess, sitting in the backseat next to the prince in a car seat, with the Prince riding shotgun. Kate was spotted wearing sunglasses and little-to-no-makeup during the trip, and William waved to well-wishers standing near the Palace gates.
Getting out of an unusually hot and humid London is probably a good idea for the new royal family. The Duke and Duchess, 31, both waited out the final week of Middleton's pregnancy at her family home in Bucklebury, which offered seclusion, air conditioning and a pool, among other things.
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if not Bucklbury-bound, the trio might also be headed for Sandringham Palace, a rural royal estate about two hours east of London. It's the site of royal family Christmas celebration -- and, similarly, offers more privacy and quiet than the clamor of London, where royal watchers are understandably celebrating the newborn prince's arrival.
"Most of their time in the hospital was spent getting to know the baby," a palace aide told Us of how the proud parents spent their first night together as a family at St. Mary's Hospital. The next week, the aide added, will consist of "a little bit of downtime to get to know him."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kate Middleton, Prince William, Baby Prince Leave Kensington Palace After First Night Home