The grounds of Kensington Palace in London were a picture of calm on Wednesday (July 24) morning, after Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine spent their first night there with their new-born son.

A beaming Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Kate, posed for pictures before handing her son to William who joked that the baby had more hair than him and had inherited his wife's good looks.

The royal couple kept the world guessing about the name of their first child as they left hospital on Tuesday (July 23).

Prince William drove the family to Kensington Palace, where it is expected they will spend time while he is on paternity leave.

The couple had been living in a cottage in a remote part of north Wales where William is based. Eventually they will take up residence with their baby at Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace after a 1 million pound refurbishment is completed later this year.

The palace was also William's childhood home.

Royal observers say William will shield his son from the obsessive attention that plagued his mother Diana, killed in a car crash in 1997 after her car was chased by photographers.

Presented by Adam Justice