Belfast Telegraph

Royal baby leaves hospital

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given the first glimpse of their new daughter.

The royal couple welcomed their second child – a sister for 21-month-old Prince George - at 8.34am today, with the tot weighing in at 8lbs. 3oz.

At the moment the princess’ name has not been revealed, but the first glimpse of her has been given.

William and Catherine left the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, together this evening, just 12 hours after she was admitted. They paused on the steps to wave to the crowd, many of who had been waiting for days as the duchess was around a week overdue.

Catherine opted for a yellow and white patterned dress by Jenny Packham and she clutched her new daughter in her arms as she made her way down the steps. A roar was given by the crowd as the couple emerged from the building, with William later holding his daughter in a car seat as they left.

Over the last week there has been much speculation about what the royal pair would call their new arrival, with James and Frederick mooted for boys and Charlotte and Diana – in honour of William’s late mother the Princess of Wales – thought to be in the running for girls.

William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, his father Prince Charles and brother Prince Harry have all been informed about the new arrival and are thought to be thrilled.

The baby’s big brother Prince George has also met her, with William bringing him in to meet her today. They paused to wave for admirers on the way in.

The princess is fourth in line to the throne and thanks to a law change she won’t be overtaken by any further male siblings.

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