UK: New Royal Baby Makes First Public Appearance

Britain's "royal couple" – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – have presented their new baby daughter to the world after she was born Saturday morning.

Princess Kate and Prince William displayed the newest addition to the family – who is fourth in line to the throne – on the steps outside St Mary's Hospital in London. 

Although the highly popular couple took time to speak to the crowds of well-wishers gathered to celebrate the birth, they did not speak to the media. Instead, they headed straight for Kensington Palace.

"Will and Kate" are extremely popular both in the UK and outside, with William second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

Kate's pregnancy and birth has been followed with an almost obsessive interest in the UK – as was the case with their eldest, Prince George.

Despite playing a merely symbolic role politically, the British royal family are still seen as an important British cultural symbol.



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