It was a fast birth and an incredibly fast recovery. The Duchess of Cambridge looked amazing for someone who’d literally just spent the early hours of the morning in labour, and had given birth 10 hours ago. OK, so she has her hairdresser and assistants to help her – but still. Hats off
Kate and William brought their baby to meet the media and fans outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital. The princess was fast asleep throughout, despite the camera flashes and huge cheers of the crowd.
Wrapped snugly in a white blanket (with one side draped down neatly to cover Kate’s baby bump), the princess also had a cute knitted baby hat keeping her head warm.
There were no words from Prince William this time, the couple and their royal newborn disappeared inside again, getting ready to leave the hospital.
Only 10 minutes later they emerged together, with the princess in a car seat carried by her dad. He expertly clicked the rearward-facing car seat into the back seat and then drove his two royal girls away to Kensington Palace.
Just 2 hours earlier, he’d brought big brother George to meet his new baby sister. When George arrived, the 21-month-old took a few steps, heard the huge cheers from the crowd, and then did the classic ‘Daddy, carry me’ request by throwing his hands up to his happy-looking Dad.
Before entering the hospital, William and George gave matching royal waves to everyone – has George been practising, we wonder?
Looking at how cute toddler George is looking right now, he may not be as eclipsed by his sister’s arrival as we might have imagined.