It's a Princess!

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl - weighing 8lbs 3oz. The new Princess was born this morning at 8:34am.

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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.

Man arrested after pensioner's body found in flat

A man is being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner was found in a flat.

The alarm was raised by a resident who was concerned about their elderly neighbour, believed to be a man aged in his 60s or 70s, and officers rushed to the block of flats in Brighton to discover the body.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the death was being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation had been launched.

"At about 5.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday police went to a flat in Vernon Terrace, Brighton, after a member of the public reported concern for the occupant at that address," he added.

"On entering the property officers found the body of a man, who is believed to be the elderly occupant.

"The death is being treated as suspicious."

A 49-year-old local man was arrested that same afternoon on suspicion of murder and is still in custody being questioned about the death.

A post mortem examination was expected to take place on Thursday while murder squad detectives were still trying to trace the man's relatives.

"We believe that deceased and the person in custody were known to each other. Inquiries are at an early stage but we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this death at this time."

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

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Princess Charlotte...made out of lego

The lego model of Princess Charlotte is made up of just 3 bricks Credit: Legoland

She was welcomed into the world just days ago, but Princess Charlotte is already on display for visitors to greet with a wave.

A figure of the Royal princess - made up of just three bricks - was added to Legoland Windsor over the weekend, joining her big brother Prince George and parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince Charles and Camilla and Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton also feature in the display, with Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana sharing a 7cms tall double buggy with her brother outside the 35,000 brick Buckingham Palace.

The lego model of Princess Charlotte is made up of just 3 bricks Credit: Legoland
The lego model of Princess Charlotte is made up of just 3 bricks Credit: Legoland

"Our guests have a real soft spot for the Miniland Royal Family, so we didn't think twice about celebrating the birth of Princess Charlotte by adding her into our hugely popular Royal scene.

"Updating our Royal family has become something of a tradition here at Legoland Windsor and we've had a lot of fun with them over the years – from recreating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in miniature and commissioning tiny bespoke Royal Ascot hats for the Royal ladies, to throwing Prince George a teeny first birthday garden party last summer. We hope guests will enjoy our latest Royal addition as much as we do."

– Sue Kemp, divisional director of the Legoland Windsor Resort

The Royal couple announced their daughter's name yesterday/on Monday, two days after she was born following a three-hour labour.

Charlotte had been the bookies' favourite, while Elizabeth is the middle name of Kate's mother Carole and the name of the Princess' other famous grandmother, the Queen.

Princess Diana gave birth to William in the same hospital where Charlotte was born, London's St Mary's Hospital.

Berkshire man bedecks his town in Union Jacks to welcome royal baby

Rod Desmeules is putting up 100 flags Credit: Georgia Arlott

A resident of Hungerford in Berkshire is putting up a hundred Union Jacks to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.

Rod Desmeules says he has been waiting with a wheelbarrow full of flags and a ladder since the Duchess went into labour.

A royal welcome in Hungerford for the new Princess Credit: Georgia Arlott
The main street is now a sea of red white and blue Credit: Georgia Arlott

The champagne corks have been popping in Bucklebury following the birth of a Princess

The champagne corks have been popping in Bucklebury following the birth of a baby daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The new baby, weighing eight pounds three ounces was born just after eight-thirty this morning. As Kate Middleton, the Duchess lived with her parents at the Berkshire village and residents were among the first to send their congratulations. Richard Jones reports from Bucklebury.

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Bournemouth win Championship and Premier League promotion

Bournemouth have won the Championship after a 3-0 win at Charlton and Watford drew with Sheffield Wednesday.

Brentford ensured a play-off place after beating Wigan 3-0 and Derby missed out after losing to Reading 3-0 away.

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Royal Navy sends congratulations on birth of Royal baby

Sailors standing on the flight decks of Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon spelt out the word SISTER.

Both are Portsmouth-based ships which are currently deployed in the Atlantic.

HMS Lancaster, known as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ sent their message of congratulations to her Her Majesty The Queen on the birth of her youngest great-grandchild.

Royal Navy based in Portsmouth celebrate Royal birth Credit: Ministry of Defence

Duchess of Cambridge: 'admired' for not letting sickness get in the way of Royal duties

Celebrations to mark the birth of the royal baby have been taking place not just in Bucklebury but all across the region. And she was widely admired for not letting sickness in the early weeks of he pregnancy carrying out a full programme of royal duties. We must warn you that Penny Silvester's report includes flashing images.

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