Duchess of Cambridge to leave hospital
Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge has been visited in hospital by her son Prince George.
Prince William and his wife Catherine welcomed their second child, a daughter, into the world this morning. The new princess was born at 8.34am in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, and weighed 8lbs. 3oz.
Her name hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Kensington Palace has announced that Catherine will soon be going home.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be leaving St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington this evening,” a statement on Twitter read.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their daughter will travel home to Kensington Palace.
“Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.
“They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”
It’s thought that Catherine will spend one night at her home in Kensington Palace with her daughter, before going to spend time at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with William and her mother and father, Carole and Michael.
This afternoon William gave a brief statement as he was leaving the hospital, saying he and Catherine are “very happy” to be parents again.
He then delighted fans by returning with their 21-month-old son George, with father and son stopping to wave to the gathered crowds as they entered the hospital. This was a rare public appearance for the young prince, who was born in the same unit.
William’s father Prince Charles has also given a brief statement, saying he and his wife Camilla are “absolutely delighted” about the new arrival.
It’s thought the new baby’s name won’t be confirmed until William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II has met her, as this was the protocol followed when George was welcomed into the world.
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