Birth of second royal announced on plaque outside Buckingham Palace

2015-05-02 14:08
 

London - The official proclamation of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl has been displayed outside Buckingham Palace.

The plaque confirmed the time of the birth and has been signed by the doctors looking after the Duchess, Kate Middleton.

It read: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am today.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

The first confirmation of the happy news was made via Kensington Palace's official Twitter account.

The announcement read: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Earlier on Saturday, Duchess Catherine admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in West London earlier this morning, accompanied by Prince William.

The little girl is fourth in line to the throne, behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and 21-month-old brother Prince George.

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