Kate Middleton's concern for Prince Louis's wellbeing after birth revealed

The Duchess of Cambridge shared her worries about Prince Louis with Prince William just hours after his birth, according to a lipreader

Kate Middleton's concern for Prince Louis's wellbeing after birth revealed
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Kate Middleton shared her concerns with Prince William about Prince Louis' well-being shortly after he was born, a lipreading expert has revealed.  

Kate Middleton showed off her maternal instincts soon after she gave birth to Prince Louis, a lipreader has revealed. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduced their third child to the world on 23 April 2018 on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital in London—where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also delivered—just a few hours after he was born. 

As per royal tradition, the couple posed for excited crowds with their new baby, who was visibly awake but (fortunately) oblivious to the frenzy surrounding his presence. Kate and William waved and smiled at photographers and well-wishers for a little less than two minutes, before re-entering the hospital with their little one in tow. 

The parents did not make any public statements at the photocall, but it's understood that they did exchange a few private words during their short time on the porch. 

Kate and Will

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According to a professional lipreader, William asked Kate, who was cradling Louis in a white blanket throughout the appearance, "Are you OK with him?"

The Duchess confirmed that she was, but then voiced concern over the newborn's wellbeing. "It is a bit windy, eh? He might get cold. Let’s go now," she (apparently) said. 

"Sure," replied William. 

It was at this point that the couple bid their farewell to the crowds and went back inside the Lindo Wing. 

The Duke returned by himself a few minutes later, carrying Prince Louis in a baby carrier. He spoke briefly to the press just before he and Kate drove back to Kensington Palace, where their two older children, George and Charlotte, were likely waiting impatiently to meet their new little brother. 

The 39-year-old told journalists that he and the Duchess were "very happy" and "very delighted" before adding, "Thrice the worry now!" He also made a quick-witted joke, quipping, "We didn't keep you waiting too long this time."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

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