Duchess Kate makes her first appearance after giving birth

With the amazing news that the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a daughter this morning, attention swiftly turned to her first appearance – and the moment has arrived!

Kate, who welcomed a baby daughter in the early hours of this morning, made her first appearance on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital this evening.

The Duchess looked radiant and delighted, with a beaming Prince William at her side.

Prince George was at the centre of the celebrations earlier today, having been collected by doting dad William this evening. The adorable tot waited on the steps of the Lindo Wing with his dad, waving to the photographers.

The Princess was born at 8.34am this morning, weighing in at eight pounds and three ounces, with the wonderful news being announced on Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account.

“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,” read the message.

The birth of Britain’s newest princess came after a week of waiting, with media and members of the public setting up camp outside the hospital in anticipation of the big event.

We are so thrilled for the family.