Today the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington is at the centre of the world’s attention.
The exclusive world-class maternity unit where both Prince William and Prince Harry were born has presented the world with the next generation. A second wave of royal baby fever has begun!
Breaking news is that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a bonnie little princess and sister for George, who was born in this very unit almost 2 years ago in July 2013. The new princess is fourth in line to the throne.
Kate was admitted at 5am (SA Time) this morning and gave birth just two and a half hours later to her daughter weighing 8lbs 3oz. She is the first born into the Royal family for 25 years, the last princess being Eugenie in 1990, daughter of Andrew and Fergie (though there have been other girls).
Kate is filling the shoes of the late Princess Diana and is fast becoming a “Princess of the People” and devoted mother. It is rumoured that she wants to spend more time with George and the new baby.
Meanwhile due to the late arrival, Prince Harry will have to wait until mid-May when he will return to the UK from his army job in Australia before meeting his new niece. While Prince William is set to have two weeks’ paternity leave from his new job before re-starting his training as an air ambulance pilot.