Meet Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana May 2, 2015 21:09:14 GMT
Post by Admin on May 2, 2015 21:09:14 GMT
It's a princess! And Britain got to see her, wrapped in a blanket, just about nine hours after her birth. Duchess Kate of Cambridge safely delivered a baby girl at 8:34 a.m. London time Saturday. The baby arrived after less than three hours of labor. At 5:30 p.m. London time, Kensington Palace announced that mother and baby would be leaving the hospital Saturday evening local time.
Shortly after, Prince William and Duchess Kate emerged from the hospital, posed and waved to the crowd and got into cars to return to Kensington Palace. Kate looked fresh and relaxed as she held her baby in her arms. She was dressed in a yellow-and-white buttercup-print shift dress by Jenny Packham. Her hair was loose and flowing. She did not look as if she had just been through labor.
It was a rapid end to a long week of waiting. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am," Kensington Palace announced by Twitter and email. "The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz."
The baby, whose name has yet to be announced, arrived at 8:34am in London at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital weighing a healthy 8lbs 3oz. The couple reportedly arrived at the hospital at 6am and gave birth just 2 and a half hours later!
A statement from the palace noted that ‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.’ “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
The new baby is the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild, of which four are girls. She is 4th in line for the throne. Her arrival pushes Prince Harry, down to fifth in the order of succession.