Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have shown their newborn baby boy to the world.

Kate carried the future monarch outside St. Mary's Hospital in central London on Tuesday so he could be photographed by the waiting press.

The photos are likely to be reprinted for decades as the baby grows into adulthood and his role as a future king.

Prince William said he and his wife were "still working on a name" for the newborn.

The young family is expected to head to an apartment at Kensington Palace.

Source: Agencies