Meet the little Princess: Kate Middleton and Prince William present their daughter

She was only born a few hours ago, but we’ve already met the newest member of the royal family the little Princess Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with their baby daughter on the steps of the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital as they did two years ago with their son Prince George.

Kate and William came out briefly to present the little girl, who was asleep in the Duchess’ arms, though unlike last time they didn’t speak to the waiting media. They then went inside for a few moments, before bringing their daughter back out in a baby seat and driving back to Kensington Palace. The Duchess looked very well, wearing a yellow smock dress.

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In a statement at around 5:30pm (GMT) the couple thanked well-wishers and the staff at the hospital and confirmed they’d return to their home, Kensington Palace that evening.

The Princess of Cambridge leaves hospital (FameFlynetUK)

The Princess of Cambridge leaves hospital (FameFlynetUK)

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be leaving St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington this evening.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their daughter will travel home to Kensington Palace. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care & treatment they have all received.They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”

The Princess of Cambridge (FameFlyneyUK)

The Princess of Cambridge (FameFlynetUK)

The Princess of Cambridge (FameFlyneyUK)

The Princess of Cambridge (FameFlynetUK)

The princess was born at 8:34am this morning at the Paddington hospital after a quick labour after being admitted to hospital at around 6:00am, with the Duke by her side. Prince George was left at Kensington Palace, believed to be with his maternal grandparents, the Middletons. But he didn’t stay long.

The Princess of Cambridge (FameFlynetUK)

The Princess of Cambridge (FameFlynetUK)

Prince William left the Lindo Wing for a brief 10 minutes before heading back to the hospital with George, who looked a little confused about the world’s media as he made his way into the hospital to meet his brother or sister. He left again and headed back to the palace, where the couple later joined him.

Prince George visits the royal baby

Prince George visits the royal baby (FameFlynetUK)

The royal family have been giving their congratulations to the couple, with grandfather Prince Charles saying in a statement through Clarence House: “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are ‘absolutely delighted’ at the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter,”

The birth has been marked in a few different ways.

Tower Bridge was lite up in pink light to mark the princess’ arrival:

The BT Tower went purple:

This is how British Airways announced the news this morning:

There are those who aren’t bothered though and have pointed out, it is just a baby:

Good news for them is, the whole Kate pregnancy obsession is over – until the next time!