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Registrar welcomes Princess Charlotte to the world

The registrar who signed Princess Charlotte's birth certificate has said it was an "honour" to be able to officially register the arrival of the newest member of the royal family.

Kensington Palace revealed earlier today that the registration had taken place, with Prince William signing the certificate.

It was an honour to register the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Westminster City Council has a long history of registering royal births, including Prince George, and it's a pleasure to formally welcome the latest addition to the family.

– Alison Cathcart, superintendent registrar for Westminster City Council

She has also presided over several celebrity marriages including those of Sylvester Stallone, Joan Collins, Barbara Windsor and David Walliams.

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Steve Coogan and John Cleese hit out at 'Tory press'

Steve Coogan and John Cleese Credit: PA Wire

The so-called Tory press are "throwing the kitchen sink" at keeping the Conservatives in power over the threat of Leveson-style independent self-regulation, comedians John Cleese and Steve Coogan have said.

Cleese said: "The fear and loathing that has come out of the Mail and the Sun this election has been hard to stomach.

"The threat of Leveson-style independent self-regulation being imposed on many of these media owners means that they are throwing the kitchen sink at keeping the Conservatives in power. The British public are smart enough to know what to listen to and what to ignore, but this is worrying."

Meanwhile Coogan, who recently endorsed Labour, accused News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch and the Daily Mail of having had British politicians "in their top pocket for decades."

Queen leaves after meeting new Princess Charlotte

The Queen has left Kensington Palace after meeting her newborn great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, for the first time.

The Queen has now left Kensington Palace Credit: PA

Dressed in a lilac ensemble, the Queen arrived this afternoon to meet the newest member of the royal family.

Charlotte's grandparents - including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Kate's parents Michael and Carole Middleton - have already visited the baby princess.

She was born on Saturday morning, weighing 8lbs 3oz.

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