It’s official, Kate Middleton has given birth to her second child, a baby girl!
The baby girl was born at 8.34am on 2 May 2015 in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital, Paddington, London, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
Both Kate and her daughter are said to be doing well, and the official statements released by the palace on Twitter read:
Prince William was with Kate thoughout the birth, and now the question is when the royal couple will emerge on the steps of the hospital to present their newborn to the world.
Kate gave birth at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London today, where the world’s media await the first glimpse of her newborn baby girl.
The new addition to the family was delivered at the same hopital as Prince George in 2013, Prince Harry in 1984, and dad Prince William in 1982.
Kate travelled to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital by car with her
husband and was admitted at 6am on 2 May 2015 in the early stages of
The official statement released by Kensington Palace read:
‘HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 06.00hrs to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour’
Kate and Wills have become parents for the second time.
The baby girl is fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather, Prince Charles, father, Prince William and big brother, Prince George. And their official title? The Princess of Cambridge.
The Royal Mint announced earlier this year that it will be giving out special, silver, engraved coins to 2,015 babies who share the same birthday as the fourth-in-line to the throne. If you happen to have brought a little one into the world yourself today, be sure to register for the chance to become an owner of one of these beauties at facebook.com/theroyalmint.
Congratulations Kate and Wills! We can’t wait to see more adorable family portraits, like this one, with your new arrival.
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But in the meantime, let’s have a little speculate about everything royal baby…
Kate and Wills have insisted they don’t know the sex of their second baby, but the bookies’ money is on them having a girl, and it looks like you agree! 72% of you recently told us you think she’s expecting a girl, and soon you’ll have your answer.
Every Tom, Dick and [Prince] Harry has had a go at predicting the name of the little one. Even Katie Price had a punt. Check out all the favourites, and the less so, here!
We’ve looked at it so many times and from so many different angles that it’s made our eyes go funny. And while we can’t wait to see the new royal baby, we have to say we’ll miss all those amazing maternity coats!