Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Royal baby born: Kate Middleton gives birth to a girl! Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl weighing 8lbs 3oz just two and a half hours after going into hospital
LONDON — A princess is born.Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, “was safely delivered of a daughter” Saturday morning, less than three hours of checking into central London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, royal officials said.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their baby daughter Princess Charlotte make their first appearance outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. The couple left for Kensington Palace soon after.
Kensington Palace said the baby was born at 8:34 a.m. London time and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces.
The announcement was greeted by cheers outside the hospital, where die-hard royal fans dressed in patriotic Union Jack gear have been camping out on the sidewalk, eagerly awaiting news. Delighted chants of “Princess! Princess!” sounded outside the hospital’s private Lindo Wing.
A town crier in elaborate costume shouted out the news at the hospital’s door, clanging his bell to welcome the new royal. “May our princess be long-lived, happy and glorious,” said Tony Appleton, reading from a scroll in a booming voice. The palace said Kate, 33, and her infant were doing well, and that Prince William was present for the birth.
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