The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, looked as fresh as a daisy and radiated happiness as she and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing to show off their adorable new baby girl. The days events went quite quickly, from the little princess being delivered at 8:34 am (2:34 am EST) to her parents taking her home the same day. As the fresh-faced new mom, 33, greeted enthusiastic crowds, the world got a glimpse of the little bundle of joy, who met her big brother Prince George earlier in the day.
Kate has been wowing fashion fans for years with her dazzling ensembles, including recent months which have seen her showcasing her effortlessly elegant maternity style for a second time. As she left St Mary’s Hospital on Saturday 2 May, her first post-baby outfit did not disappoint. The mother-of-two chose a bespoke cream and yellow silk dress by Jenny Packham, who designed the blue dress she wore when she introduced Prince George in July 2013. She completed the look with a pair of chic nude stilettos, and wore her brunette looks in her usual glamorous tumbling waves, while she posed for the cameras.
When she left the hospital in July 2013 after giving birth to Prince George, Kate turned heads in the blue polka dot dress that instantly became one of the stylish royal’s iconic outfits. No doubt it will be the same case for Kate’s outfit this time around, with The Kate Effect stronger than ever.
It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for royal watchers who have been avidly following the news, waiting to meet the couple’s second child. While Kate had said that her due date was around "mid-to-end of April" during a London-based engagement in March, the little Princess wasn’t ready to make her way into the world until May.
Speculation that the royal baby wouldn’t be born in April was fuelled further when Westminster Council extended parking restrictions outside St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for a further five days, to last over the bank holiday weekend.