Kate Middleton and Prince William Thank Hospital For Putting Up With Them

On Monday night, Prince William released a statement about his and wife Kate Middleton's welfare following the birth of their first son. ("We could not be happier," read his short and sweet words.) But, come Tuesday, the royal couple turned their attention to the welfare of London's St. Mary's Hospital, which fielded weeks of media attention in the build-up to the royal baby's birth.

Said Middleton and William in the former's first words since delivering her son, "We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone — staff, patients and visitors — for their understanding during this time." (Translation: "Sorry about the shit show.")

The Lindo Wing, where the couple's son was born, is the same private area of the hospital where William was born in 1982.