Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton welcomed their third child, a baby boy, on Monday morning. Hours later, in keeping with tradition, they debuted the newborn outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary鈥檚 Hospital.

Stepping out in聽a vibrant red dress, Duchess Kate聽cradled her son聽in a white knit blanket and matching hat. His tiny hands could be seen peeking out from the swaddle, as his mother聽reached for and stroked his fingers, trying to tuck them back into the blanket.

Prince William and聽Duchess Kate聽then left聽St. Mary鈥檚 Hospital for Kensington Palace in a black car, with William driving and Middleton sitting in the back with the baby in his carseat.

Earlier in the day, the newborn鈥檚 older brother, Prince George, 4, and sister, Princess Charlotte, 2, accompanied their father to the聽Lindo Wing聽to meet their new sibling. Charlotte happily waved聽to the crowd, while George聽smiled and kept his聽gaze down as he was helped up the stairs into the hospital. They returned home to Kensington Palace shortly after, ahead of their parents and聽new baby brother.

Kensington Palace is expected to announce the newborn鈥檚 name聽in the next couple of days, as was the case with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, whose names were shared two days after their respective births.

The public debut is a tradition for the royal family. Prince George聽made his debut one day after his July 22, 2013, birth, and Princess Charlotte, like her new baby brother,聽first appeared in public聽just a聽few hours after her arrival on May 2, 2015.

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(photos via聽Jack Taylor/Getty Images +聽Samir Hussein/WireImage + Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)