Kate Middleton's first appearance since royal birth

Mon Sep 02 2013, 12:07 hrs
New mom Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since giving birth to Prince George in July, joining her husband Prince William at a running event in Wales recently. (AP)
New mom Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since giving birth to Prince George in July, joining her husband Prince William at a running event in Wales recently. (AP)
The new parents weren't competing in the grueling three-day, 135-mile (220 kilometer) race around the island of Anglesey. Prince William was the starter at the event, while Kate Middleton accompanied him and greeted runners and residents. (AP)
The new parents weren't competing in the grueling three-day, 135-mile (220 kilometer) race around the island of Anglesey. Prince William was the starter at the event, while Kate Middleton accompanied him and greeted runners and residents. (AP)
 Kate Middleton was sporting black skinny jeans, wedge shoes and a khaki jacket. The Duchess of Cambridge looked well as she laughed and chatted with locals ahead of the race.  When asked how her baby  barely six weeks old  is doing, the duchess said: "He's very well, thank you. He's sleeping at the moment." (AP)
Kate Middleton was sporting black skinny jeans, wedge shoes and a khaki jacket. The Duchess of Cambridge looked well as she laughed and chatted with locals ahead of the race.
When asked how her baby barely six weeks old is doing, the duchess said: "He's very well, thank you. He's sleeping at the moment." (AP)
Kate said that her son George was with "his grandma," referring to Kate's mother, Carole Middleton. (AP)
Kate said that her son George was with "his grandma," referring to Kate's mother, Carole Middleton. (AP)
Almost a month after Prince George was born, his maternal grandfather and Kate Middleton's dad Michael Middleton clicked the official portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England. Seen here with their dogs Tilly the retriever, a Middleton family pet and Lupo, the couple's cocker spaniel. As for the nearly 1-month-old baby, William referred to him as "a little bit of a rascal" who he said reminded him of his younger brother, Prince Harry.  (AP)
Almost a month after Prince George was born, his maternal grandfather and Kate Middleton's dad Michael Middleton clicked the official portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England. Seen here with their dogs Tilly the retriever, a Middleton family pet and Lupo, the couple's cocker spaniel.
As for the nearly 1-month-old baby, William referred to him as "a little bit of a rascal" who he said reminded him of his younger brother, Prince Harry. (AP)
 Kate, who was beautiful in a fuschia dress was holding Prince George as she poses with husband Prince William in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England.  William said the decision to take his own baby in hand and drive home in the glare of the international press was a way of establishing his independence. "I very much feel if I can do it myself, I want to do it myself," he said. "And there are times where you can't do it yourself and the system takes over or it's appropriate to do things differently. But, I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me."  Ahead: Meet Prince William, Kate Middleton's baby boy(AP)
Kate, who was beautiful in a fuschia dress was holding Prince George as she poses with husband Prince William in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England.
William said the decision to take his own baby in hand and drive home in the glare of the international press was a way of establishing his independence. "I very much feel if I can do it myself, I want to do it myself," he said. "And there are times where you can't do it yourself and the system takes over or it's appropriate to do things differently. But, I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me."
Ahead: Meet Prince William, Kate Middleton's baby boy(AP)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton presented their newborn son to the world for the first time on July 23, drawing whoops and wild applause from well-wishers as they revealed the new face of the British monarchy  though not, yet, his name. (AP)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton presented their newborn son to the world for the first time on July 23, drawing whoops and wild applause from well-wishers as they revealed the new face of the British monarchy though not, yet, his name. (AP)
"We're still working on a name. So we'll have that as soon as we can,'' William told scores of reporters gathered outside St. Mary's Hospital as he cradled the child. (Reuters)
"We're still working on a name. So we'll have that as soon as we can,'' William told scores of reporters gathered outside St. Mary's Hospital as he cradled the child. (Reuters)
Kate gave birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce (3.8 kilogram) boy on Monday was greeted with shrieks of joy and applause by hundreds of Britons and tourists gathered outside the hospital's private Lindo Wing and the gates of Buckingham Palace. (Reuters)
Kate gave birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce (3.8 kilogram) boy on Monday was greeted with shrieks of joy and applause by hundreds of Britons and tourists gathered outside the hospital's private Lindo Wing and the gates of Buckingham Palace. (Reuters)
 Kate, wearing a simple baby blue dress, said William had already had a go at changing the first one. "He's very good at it,'' she said. Asked how she felt, she said: "It's very emotional. It's such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like.'' (Reuters)
Kate, wearing a simple baby blue dress, said William had already had a go at changing the first one. "He's very good at it,'' she said. Asked how she felt, she said: "It's very emotional. It's such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like.'' (Reuters)
 It was not immediately clear when Queen Elizabeth II would meet the newborn heir. The queen was hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening, and was due to leave for an annual holiday in Scotland in the coming days. (Reuters)
It was not immediately clear when Queen Elizabeth II would meet the newborn heir. The queen was hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening, and was due to leave for an annual holiday in Scotland in the coming days. (Reuters)
William poked fun at his own lack of hair when he responded with a wink to a reporter's question about the baby's locks: "He's got way more than me, thank God.'' (AP)
William poked fun at his own lack of hair when he responded with a wink to a reporter's question about the baby's locks: "He's got way more than me, thank God.'' (AP)
The young family's debut public appearance was the moment the world's media had been waiting for, but the royal couple showed no sign of stress in the face of dozens of flashing cameras. Instead the couple, both 31, laughed and joked with reporters as they took turns holding their baby son, who appeared to doze through it all. (Reuters)
The young family's debut public appearance was the moment the world's media had been waiting for, but the royal couple showed no sign of stress in the face of dozens of flashing cameras. Instead the couple, both 31, laughed and joked with reporters as they took turns holding their baby son, who appeared to doze through it all. (Reuters)
Revelers staged impromptu parties, and large crowds crushed against the palace gates to try to catch a glimpse  and a photograph  of the golden easel placed there to formally announce the birth. (Reuters)
Revelers staged impromptu parties, and large crowds crushed against the palace gates to try to catch a glimpse and a photograph of the golden easel placed there to formally announce the birth. (Reuters)
"He's got her looks, thankfully,'' William said, referring to his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the newborn prince squirmed in his arms and poked a tiny hand out of his swaddling blanket, almost like a little royal wave. (AP)
"He's got her looks, thankfully,'' William said, referring to his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the newborn prince squirmed in his arms and poked a tiny hand out of his swaddling blanket, almost like a little royal wave. (AP)
"He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure,'' William added with a grin. "He's a big boy. He's quite heavy.'' The infant is third in line to become monarch one day, after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and William. (Reuters)
"He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure,'' William added with a grin. "He's a big boy. He's quite heavy.'' The infant is third in line to become monarch one day, after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and William. (Reuters)
It was a much more relaxed scene than the one when Princess Diana and Prince Charles carried their newborn son, William, out to pose for photographs on the same hospital steps in 1982. (AP)
It was a much more relaxed scene than the one when Princess Diana and Prince Charles carried their newborn son, William, out to pose for photographs on the same hospital steps in 1982. (AP)
 In London, gun salutes were fired, celebratory lights came on, and bells chimed at Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate wed in a lavish ceremony that drew millions of television viewers worldwide. (Reuters)
In London, gun salutes were fired, celebratory lights came on, and bells chimed at Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate wed in a lavish ceremony that drew millions of television viewers worldwide. (Reuters)
The baby is just a day old  and may not be named for days or even weeks  but he already has a building dedicated to him. (Reuters)
The baby is just a day old and may not be named for days or even weeks but he already has a building dedicated to him. (Reuters)
Meanwhile, much of Britain and parts of the Commonwealth were celebrating the birth of a future monarch. (Reuters)
Meanwhile, much of Britain and parts of the Commonwealth were celebrating the birth of a future monarch. (Reuters)

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