4 May 2015 - Royal baby: all you want to know
The royal baby has arrived – now the wait for a princess's name
Caroline Davies (The Guardian)
It’s a girl, but the guessing game over the Princess of Cambridge continues as the public await the announcement of the name chosen for the youngest royal, born on Saturday.
As the first official photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter dominated newspaper front pages, the names Alice, Charlotte and late frontrunner Olivia were among the bookmakers’ favourites. Though there was speculation that there could be an announcement on Sunday, the couple kept punters in suspense.
After her first official photocall, sleeping soundly in her mother’s arms on the steps of the private Lindo wing at St Mary’s hospital, Paddington, the young princess – the first in 25 years and fourth in line to the throne – was taken to the family’s London home at Kensington palace. The Cambridges will stay briefly in London before returning to Anmer Hall, their country home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in the next day or two.
Sophie Mcintyre (The Independent)
After much speculation, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to an 8lb 3oz baby girl who will be fourth in line to the throne.
The princess will be behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and brother Prince George, in the line of succession.
The new arrival will move Prince Harry down to fifth in line, whilst Prince Andrew will drop out of the top five and into sixth place.
Recent changes to legislation via the Succession to the Crown Act, 2013, ensure that any younger brother who might be born in the future, would not be able to claim the throne.
Richard Kay (Daily Mail)
For some of those watching, the symbolism must have evoked nostalgic tears; for others sheer pleasure that, one generation on, it had happened at last.
As the Duchess of Cambridge showed her new daughter to the world, with her right arm curled securely underneath, there was Princess Diana’s engagement ring, winking happily on Kate’s left hand.
How Diana would have loved to have been in this position herself, giving Charles the daughter he desperately wanted. Alas, it was not to be...
Victoria Murphy, Emma Pietras (The Mirror)
Kate and William’s new arrival is barely two days old but the little princess has already provided a boost to the economy worth an estimated £80million.
As the commemorative mugs, plates and T-shirts flew off the shelves, experts predicted she will have swelled the coffers by £1billion before she is 10.
Prince George brought an impressive £247million into the country in 2013, the year of his birth.
Some experts predict his little sister will end up eclipsing his influence on people’s spending habits because of her likely impact on fashion.
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