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Cameron cradles baby in new images

The Prime Minister cradles and smiles at his new daughter in the latest images to be released of Florence Rose Endellion.

The pictures are from a series taken this weekend, the first of David and Samantha Cameron's five-day-old daughter, by Press Association photographer Stefan Rousseau.

Mrs Cameron and the baby, both said to be doing well, left hospital on Friday and the family are continuing their holiday in Cornwall. It is not clear when they will return to London.

Before Tuesday's surprise early birth Mr Cameron had been expected to return to work after the weekend, but he could now take some additional time off as paternity leave.

The Camerons evaded waiting photographers as they left the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Friday, exiting its maternity wing by a back door before being driven away in a people carrier with blacked-out windows.

The baby, born weighing 6lb 1oz, was due next month, but caught the family by surprise while they were on holiday in Cornwall.

Speaking outside the hospital on Tuesday, Mr Cameron described her as an "unbelievably beautiful girl".

Her middle name, Endellion, refers to the village of St Endellion on the north Cornish coast, near where the Camerons were staying.

Christine Rashleigh, director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, said the length of Mrs Cameron's stay - three nights - was "perfectly normal" after a Caesarean section.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Friday that that he would "just carry on holding the fort" until Mr Cameron returned to work.


From Belfast Telegraph