As far as internationally-anticipated events go, they don't come much more adorable than the first public appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their 27-hour old son, HRH the Prince of Cambridge, this evening.
The royal trio emerged from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital just after 7pm - Kate resplendent (how?!) in a blue polka-dot dress by Jenny Packham and the little one wrapped in a traditional shawl.
The new parents spoke to reporters for a few moments before putting the baby in his car seat and driving him home for the first time.
'I'll remind him of his tardiness when he's older because I know how long you've all been standing out here,' said Prince William. 'Hopefully the hospital and you guys can all go back to normal now and we can go and look after him.'
He also joked that his son had his mother's looks - 'thankfully' - and that he already had more hair than him.
Both he and Kate described the experience as 'very emotional.' 'Any parent will know what this feeling is like,' Kate added.
But for those hoping for a name announcement, the wait continues.
'We are still working on a name but we will have that as soon as we can,' said William - who, Kate admitted, was the one to have changed the first royal nappy. 'It's the first time we've seen him really, so we are having a proper chance to catch up.'
The family were visited by both sets of grandparents at the hospital today ('marvellous' was the soundbite Prince Charles granted the attendant press), and will spend their first night out of hospital at Kensington P More