First day in life of new princess

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The Princess of Cambridge has not even been in the world a day yet but already it's been a busy 12 hours. Here's how events unfolded.

  • 6am: The Duchess of Cambridge is admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital after going into labour.

  • 8.34am: Kate gives birth to her baby daughter who weighs in at 8lbs 3oz.

  • 11.07am: The birth of the Princess of Cambridge is announced.

  • 12.30am: The birth is officially proclaimed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.

The palace officially announces the birth of a baby girl. Credit: PA
  • 3.52pm: Prince William leaves the hospital to pick up his son Prince George.

  • 4.13pm: William returns to the hospital with little George so he can meet his new baby sister for the first time.

Prince George gave a wave before meeting his sister for the first time. Credit: PA
  • 6.11pm: William and Kate emerge from the hospital with their daughter for the first time before heading back inside to put her in a car seat.

  • 6.16pm: The proud parents emerge once more and hold hands as they walk to their car to take the baby princess home.

Proud parents William and Kate show off their daughter for the first time. Credit: PA

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