KEEP CALM, IT’S A PRINCESS: The Great Kate Wait ended Saturday morning after Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby girl, the Princess of Cambridge, at 8:34 am local time in London. The princess, whose name has yet to be announced weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces – and she and her parents were up and about in no time at all.
On Saturday evening, the duke and duchess – along with their new arrival – greeted the crowds who had gathered outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, at 6:12 pm local time in London. Wearing a bespoke silk Jenny Packham shift dress with a buttercup print, she carried the new princess who was swaddled in a white embroidered cloth. Prince George paid a visit to his newborn sister earlier that day before heading back to Kensington Palace.
Earlier in the day, Kensington Palace issued a statement saying the Duke of Cambridge was present at the birth and that the name of the baby will be announced “in due course.”
Prince George’s little sister is the fourth in line of succession to the throne after the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and sibling Prince George. Her royal title will be Princess of Cambridge.
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British designers and brands including Amanda Wakeley, Barbour, Paul Smith and Topman have been sending congratulatory messages via social media.
Paul Smith instagrammed an image with balloons with a message: “Love to our new princess.”
Amanda Wakely tweeted “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the new addition to their family! #itsagirl #royalbaby #welcometothefamily” and posted an image of a magenta pink card holder with “It’s a Girl!” on Instagram
Barbour posted an image of a black Barbour jacket with a teddy bear tucked in the pocket. “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on welcoming a baby girl to their family. #RoyalBaby”
Topman tweeted “Congratulations to Kate and William for the new #RoyalBaby. It might be time for Will to get one of these Hero’s Heroine t-shirts” and posted an image of a shirt with “Big Poppa” on the front.