After months of anticipation and excitement, the royal baby is finally here!
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a daughter weighing 8lbs 3oz at 8:34am this morning. Mother and baby are both doing well.
Moments ago Prince William left St Mary’s to go to Kensington Palace and arrived back ten minutes later with Prince George.
The birth was announced on the Kensington Palace Twitter page.
Congrautlations to the Cambridges!
The Duchess went in to labour at around 6am this morning, and was admitted to the Lindo wing at St. Mary’s Hospital immediately. She travelled by car from Kensington Palace, with the Duke of Cambridge by her side. Kate has not made a public appearance since April. But very soon she will be debuting her newborn child to the world on the steps outside St.Mary’s Hospital in the same way that Lady Diana and Prince Charles introduced Prince William in 1982.
It’s believed the royal baby will be staying at Kensington Palace for two days, before the Cambridge’s move to Anmer Hall their Sandringham estate, where they will start family life as of four.
Prince William has been granted two weeks paternity leave to support Catherine and enjoy this precious time with his new arrival and Prince George.
William has assured his family that he and Kate will take a very hands-on approach to parenting. That means the sleepless nights, nappy changes and juggling George will be shared between both of them and their nanny.
We just can’t wait to see the newest addition to the royal family. Congratulations William and Catherine!
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