Mother's parents visit new royal baby boy

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 9:33 AM

LONDON (AP) — His grandmother says the new royal baby is "absolutely beautiful."

Carole Middleton and her husband Michael visited their daughter Kate and her new baby boy today at the London hospital where the baby was born yesterday. She said her daughter and grandson are "both doing really well," and that the grandparents are "so thrilled."

Kate and her husband, Prince William, are expected to remain at the hospital with their new son until this evening or tomorrow morning. For now, the appearance of the future king -- and his name -- remain a royal mystery. The boy may not be named for days or even weeks.

Meanwhile, tourists and well-wishers have gathered outside Buckingham Palace, taking pictures of the golden easel on which the birth announcement was displayed. One man who took a two-mile detour on his run to work said, "Yet again our royal family is bringing everyone together." He calls it a "great event."

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135-r-29-(Sound of military commander shouting, then firing of artillery weapons during a 62-gun salute in a tribute to the royal baby's birth, at London's Tower Bridge and Green Park)--Ssound of the Honourable Artillery Company firing a 62-gun salute at London's Tower Bridge as a similar salute echoes at the city's Green Park in honor of baby Cambridge. COURTESY: Sky News ((mandatory on-air credit)) (23 Jul 2013)

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137-r-19-(Church bells ringing, in central London near Westminster Abbey as London continued celebrations on the day after the birth of baby Cambridge)--Sound of the bells of Westminster Abbey ringing in celebration of the arrival of the royal baby. COURTESY: Sky News ((mandatory on-air credit)) (23 Jul 2013)

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128-a-17-(Trevor Stevens, 24-year-old American tourist, in AP interview)-"of the country"-Travor Stevens, a 24-year-old tourist from the U.S., partied well into the wee hours after the royal baby's birth. (23 Jul 2013)

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GRAPHICSBANK: Entrance to the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, England, on texture, partial graphic (22 Jul 2013)

APPHOTO XROY128: Carole, right, and Michael Middleton, the parents of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, speak to the media after visiting their daughter at St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London Tuesday July 23, 2013 where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The Royal couple are expected to head to London's Kensington Palace from the hospital with their newly born son, the third in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) (23 Jul 2013)

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APPHOTO LST125: The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 Royal Gun Salute in Green Park, to mark the birth of a baby boy of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo / Sang Tan) (23 Jul 2013)

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