Royal baby fever has once again hit the world with the arrival of William and Kate’s newest addition, a little baby girl, a new princess, who is yet to be named.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have introduced their baby daughter to the world yesterday as they left the hospital to take her back home to Kensington Palace.
The princess, whose name has yet to announced, was a sleeping beauty in her mother’s arms during her first public appearance outside of St Mary’s Hospital in London.
The princess was delivered at 08:34 BST on Saturday after what was described as a ‘short labour’ weighing a healthy 8lbs 3oz.
The royal baby is now fourth in line to the throne, looks set to follow in her mother’s trendsetter footsteps, as she wore an adorable lemon knitted bonnet for her first outing.
The young couple emerged from the hospital to crowds of well-wishers and the world’s media who had been waiting with bated breath over the last few days as Kate’s due date passed. They did not speak to the media but briefly stood on the steps before heading back into the hospital to put the princess into her car seat.
The duchess had been in hospital for just over 12 hours before leaving, the baby being born less than three hours after the couple arrived at the Lindo Wing, with the birth being rather modernly (and controversially) announced on Twitter.
It is expected that The Duke and Duchess will stay for a few days at Kensington Palace before heading back to their country home, Anmer Hall on the Sandringham, estate in Norfolk.