Britain's newest little prince was welcomed to the world Tuesday with ringing bells and multiple gun salutes as his Auntie Pippa rushed to Kensington Palace to check out her still unnamed baby nephew.
One day after Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge's third royal baby was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London, the world awaited word on what they would name the new fifth-in-line to the throne.
The name, likely to be three in total, could be released by the palace on Wednesday; Typically it's a few days after a birth before the official name is released.
Prince Arthur is still holding a lead among British punters, and James and Albert are not far behind.
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Meanwhile, the parade of delighted family members began with Pippa Middleton Matthews, 34, Duchess Kate's younger sister and devoted aunt to the Cambridge royal children, including Prince George, who turns 5 in July, and Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 next week.
Pippa, whose wedding to James Matthews last May featured George and Charlotte in adorable page boy and bridesmaid roles, was spotted at the wheel of her car zipping in and out of the gates at Kensington Palace, where Will and Kate and Baby Prince Cambridge returned Monday night shortly after 6 p.m. local time, about seven hours after the baby was born weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
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Pippa, clad in a creamy pink oversized turtleneck sweater, pink coat and oversize sunglasses, also was among the first among Kate's Middleton relations to visit after the older children were born.
Meanwhile, the usual royal birth traditions carried on: Church bells rang at Westminster Abbey and gun salutes boomed in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London. More than 70 horses pulling 13-pounder field guns helped mark the birth in celebratory firing in the park.
The baby's paternal grandfather, Prince Charles, 69, said in a statement that he's thrilled about his third grandchild, if somewhat daunted. "It is a great joy," he said.
Charles is headed to France to take part in an Anzac Day centenary commemoration of a World War I battle in Villers-Bretonneux on Wednesday and is expected to visit on his return.
Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle, who are getting married at Windsor Castle on May 19, also can be expected to visit although photographers might not see them: They live in Nottingham Cottage on the palace grounds, not far from the Cambridges' sprawling Apartment 1A, and can just pop round to coo at the baby.
Great-granny Queen Elizabeth II was at Windsor Castle, where great-grandfather Prince Philip was recuperating from recent hip surgery. London media featured pictures of her riding on a favorite horse while waiting for the baby to be born on Monday. She turned 92 on Saturday and still regularly rides for pleasure and relaxation.