Britain gets a new princessArchive
LONDON: Prince William and his wife Kate emerged from a London hospital with their newborn daughter on Saturday to screams from hundreds of well-wishers. Kate gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday as Britain celebrated the royal family’s new fourth in line to the throne.
A relaxed-looking Kate wore a yellow patterned dress and cradled the sleeping baby wrapped in a white blanket in her arms in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in central London.
William then drove his wife and daughter to Kensington Palace, the couple’s official residence, in a black Range Rover after carrying the baby in a car seat.
The birth of a sister to Prince George was announced to the world in a tweet from Kensington Palace and by a traditional town-crier in a colourful costume and a feathered tricorne hat, ringing a bell on the steps of the clinic.
A proclamation signed by the royal doctors was also placed on a gilded easel in front of Buckingham Palace, where hundreds of onlookers crowded by the gates to witness the historic moment.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am,” the Kensington Palace press office said in a statement.
William was present for the birth and the as yet unnamed princess weighed eight pounds and three ounces (3.7 kilos).
Published in Dawn, May 3rd, 2015
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