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It’s a girl. Both mother and daughter doing well.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate with their baby daughter

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate with their baby daughter

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl.

Kensington Palace have announced that both mother and child are doing well.

She was born just after half past eight this morning.

The baby girl is fourth in line to the throne.

An unofficial town crier took centre stage and confirmed the royal birth.

Unofficial town crier gives news of the birth. Image: Screen grab from BBC News.

Unofficial town crier gives news of the birth. Image: Screen grab from BBC News.

Shortly before 4 pm Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge left the hospital to cheers and drove to Kensington Palace.

He waved to the crowd and said his wife and daughter were very happy.

Prince William leaving St Mary's Hospital Paddington after the birth of his baby girl earlier. Image: Screen grab from Sky News live feed.

Prince William leaving St Mary’s Hospital Paddington after the birth of his baby girl earlier. Image: Screen grab from Sky News live feed.

Prince William went back to the Palace to pick up their first born, Prince George, to take him to St Mary’s to show him his new sister.

Prince William taking his son,  21 month old Prince George, to see his newly born sister. Image: Screen grab from live Sky News Feed.

Prince William taking his son, 21 month old Prince George, to see his newly born sister. Image: Screen grab from live Sky News Feed.

Shortly after 6 pm, William and Kate appeared with their baby daughter to show the waiting media and crowd.

There were loud cheers at Kate, pointed to the baby girl born just after 8.30 in the morning.

They went back inside the hospital to pick up a baby carrier that the Duke of Cambridge used to convey his baby daughter into his car.

They drove off in a convoy of cars to return home to Kensington Palace.

 

Sky News have set up a live digital video feed from the entrance to the Lindo wing that is being transmitted on YouTube.

[Live video of the Lindo Wing front door at St Mary’s Hospital, London, as the world waits to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby daughter born earlier today. The camera will move off the door when other patients are entering or exiting the hospital.]

The news that Kate went into labour this morning was broken to the public on Kensington Palace’s Twitter feed.

 

The outgoing Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and other political leaders sent their best wishes to the Royal Couple.

David Cameron

Nick Clegg

Ed Miliband

Nigel Farage

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