At 6AM this morning, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour and was admitted to the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London. At 11:09AM Kensington Palace, official residence of the Cambridges Tweeted
The new Princess is fourth in line to the throne, and following the changes in the legislation, this new royal baby won’t be overlooked in the line of succession. Kensington Palace announced that the new Princess weighs 8lbs 3oz and Prince William was present for the birth. Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal family were told, with the Prince of Wales stated he was “absolutely delighted”.
Upon leaving the hospital this afternoon to pick up Prince George, Prince William stated he was “very happy”. The Duke posed for photographs with the young Prince, who happily waved for cameras from news organisations around the globe.
Just after 6.15PM The Duke, Duchess and Princess of Cambridge left the hosital andpresented the Princess to the world.
The blog will update as more information emerges. However, it is believed the name of the Princess will not be released for a few days.
We wish Their Royal Highnesses many congratulations and we wish the new Princess a long and healthy life.
Sunday 3 May – 15:50 BST.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, along with the Middletons have visited the new royal princess at Kensington Palace. The name of the royal baby has still not been released, however Elizabeth, Diana, Alice, Victoria and Charlotte are in the running according to bookmakers.
Monday 4 May 2015, 15:00 BST.
Kensington Palace has announced the new royal baby is called Her Royal Highness HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
The names are significance because, Charlotte is the female version of Charles, to honour Prince Charles. Elizabeth to honour the Queen, and Diana to honour the late Princess.
A bit of history for you….The last British Princess Charlotte alive was Charlotte, Princess Royal (who died aged 62 in 1828, daughter of King George III). While, the last British Princess Charlotte born was Princess Charlotte of Wales (who died aged 21 in 1817, daughter of King George IV).