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David Cameron's wife Samantha evaded the cameras when she left hospital with her new baby.

Mrs Cameron had been at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro since giving birth to daughter Florence Rose Endellion by Caesarean section on Tuesday.

They left the hospital's maternity wing by a back door and were driven away in a people carrier with blacked-out windows about midday.

Waiting reporters, photographers and television crews failed to get a glimpse of the Prime Minister's wife and baby as they left the hospital's Princess Alexandra Wing in a convoy of three vehicles.

A hospital spokesman confirmed Mrs Cameron was discharged after a third night at the Royal Cornwall.

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

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

The couple's elder children, six-year-old Nancy and four-year-old Arthur Elwen, visited their sister while she was in hospital.

Mr and Mrs Cameron lost their other son, Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, when he died aged six last year.

Downing Street said the family would resume their holiday.

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