The moment has finally arrived! The world has a new Princess! Just after 6 PM (BST) the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of the Lindo Wing to show off their new bundle of joy.
It all happened so quickly (relatively speaking). Within 12 hours of being admitted to hospital , Kate emerged from the Lindo Wing looking glamorous while holding her precious baby girl. The Duchess opted to wear a bespoke Jenny Packham white shift silk dress patterned with yellow buttercup flowers.
You may recall that the Duchess wore a bespoke blue polka dot frock by the same designer when she left the hospital with Prince George almost two years ago.
Today, Kate wore her Jimmy Choo 'Gilbert' nude leather pumps which have a almond-toe and modest heel height.
She finished the look with her beloved Annoushka Pearl Drops and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings.
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Here's how this historic day unfolded:
At 6:40am (BST), Kensington Palace broke the news that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital at 6:00 am (BST).
We then got the much anticipated news about the safe arrival of a baby girl! Kensington Palace waited over 2 and a half hours to make the announcement:
They issued the following press release:
As is customary for a royal birth, a Town Crier also made the announcement that the Duchess Of Cambridge had given birth to a baby girl.
Fans outside the front of the Lindo Wing could not contain their excitement!
As is tradition, a framed notice of the birth also went on display on a ceremonial easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
At 4 pm, The Duke of Cambridge left the Lindo Wing to return home to Kensington Palace to pick up Prince George. He said: "I'm very happy. I'm just going to pick up George'' before entering the car.
About 15 minutes later, Prince William returned to the hospital with his son. The Duke helped Prince George out of the car and carried him up the steps and into the Lindo Wing. It was such a precious moment and worth watching again and again:
After meeting his sister, Prince George returned to Kensington Palace. Then at about 6:15 PM the proud parents stepped out of the Lindo Wing to greet the press and show off their little Princess to the world.
After a brief acknowledgment of the gathered press and fans they moved back inside to prepare for their departure. Finally, the royal couple and their new baby girl leave the hospital:
My goodness, just look at those cheeks!
Congratulations to the Cambridge's on the safe arrival of their beautiful little princess xo
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