Why Kate Middleton left the hospital just hours after giving birth

The Duchess of Cambridge left people in awe yesterday when she left hospital to head home less than seven hours after giving birth to her third baby.

Kate looked radiant as she introduced her new baby son – who was born at 11.01am on St. George’s Day and weighed 8lbs 7oz – to the waiting media and royal fans outside the hospital before jumping into a car to head straight back home to Kensington Palace.

Many were surprised at how quickly Kate was back on her feet after spending most of the morning in labour, but there was a very good reason behind her hasty departure from the hospital.

According to a MailOnline source, Kate and Prince William were ‘very keen’ to get back to normality away from the cameras and back into their daily routines for Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s sake.

Royal baby Prince George Princess Charlotte

The royal couple reportedly also want to make sure that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte bond with their new brother and get involved with him as much as possible, ‘hence the dash back to Kensington Palace’ before bedtime following his birth the source explained.

The source added that Kate and William are also determined to keep things as normal as possible for Prince George in particular, as he has just gone back to school for the summer term and they do not want his routine disrupted.

Meanwhile, fans are eager to discover what William and Kate pick as the royal baby name for their little prince.

When both George and Charlotte were born, their names were announced two days after their birth, so we might have to wait a bit longer until we know what name they’ve picked.

But in the meantime, the clear public’s favourite seems to be Arthur, closely followed by James and Phillip – none of which are in the top baby names 2018 list.

It was also previously reported that the new royal baby could be named after one of William and Kate’s favourite people – Prince Harry.

However, it seems unlikely that Prince Harry will be his new nephew’s namesake, if the recent royal baby name favourites from the bookies are anything to go by!