There was a concern this morning that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might leave their children at home rather than bring them to hospital in case they find the hundreds of photographers intimidating. But, these concerns proved unfounded as Princess Charlotte lavished the media attention.
As she and her brother held their father’s hand to walk up the Lindo Wing, royal photographers started shouting “TURN, TURN” to Prince William in the hope he would pose outside of the hospital door with his children.
Both William and George ignored the cameras, but two-year-old Princess Charlotte was more than happy to oblige.
As she walked up the steps, she turned to the hundreds of photographers, posed and waved.
The media pack then cooed and arred as the three royals made their way inside the hospital.
The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour in the early morning hours and was admitted into the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hosptial on St George’s Day before 6 am. Kensington Palace announced around 8:30am this morning that Her Royal Highness had been admitted to hospital with the Duke of Cambridge at her side.
A few hours later at 11:01, the Duchess gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 8lbs 7oz.
Her Majesty The Queen was the first to be notified of the birth. From there Kensington Palace tweeted out the news and an easel with all the birth details will be placed outside of Buckingham Palace before the end of the day.
The name of the new baby will be announced in a few days time.
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