Royal baby live blog


It's been quite a day as we finally met Prince George's little sister! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - we can't wait to find out her name.

Make sure to follow @hellocanada on Twitter for further updates. Thanks so much to all of you who've been following us throughout the day, it's been a lot of fun!

2:10 pm

Kate was fresh as a daisy in sunny Jenny Packham as she debuted the newest member of her family with Prince William! Get all the details on her custom shift dress by clicking the image below...

1:50 pm

The little princess was blissfully oblivious to the global frenzy she caused, sleeping peacefully as her parents took her home to Kensington Palace where she will meet her grandparents.

1:50 pm

It's been such an exciting day as we finally get to meet the eagerly awaited second royal baby! We can't wait to find out what they name the little princess.

1:44 pm

The Princess's shawl is from GH Hurt and Son Ltd. The company has a long-standing connection with the Royal Family. Other Members of the Royal Family have been presented with these shawls in the past and Prince George and The Duke of Cambridge had a similar shawls when they were babies.

1:40 pm

The Middletons are at Kensington Palace where they will meet their new granddaughter.

1:15 pm

Prince William and Kate have stepped outside the Lindo Wing with their adorable baby girl! Kate looks radiant in a cream-and-yellow outfit, while their hours-old daughter slept peacefully in her delicately knit blanket.

See all the details on the couple's appearance with their new addition!

1:10 pm

It's a chilly night so Prince William and Kate probably won't want to stand around outside too long! Less than 5 minutes to go before we see the happy parents...

1:06 pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be stepping out to present their baby girl to the world in less than 10 minutes!

1:05 pm

Kensington Palace have revealed that "Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received," and that "they would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes".Saturday 217:33 Prince George has returned to Kensington Palace, and the Duchess of Cambridge will also be heading home later today.

12:58 pm

Politicians, celebrities and royal fans couldn’t be more thrilled over the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has given birth to a daughter.

From Stephen Harper to Jessi Cruickshank, read their well wishes here.

11:15 am

Prince William and Prince George melt hearts as they arrive at the Lindo Wing in matching blue jumpers, with little George giving crowds a wave!! WE CAN'T TAKE THE CUTENESS!!!!

See George's full arrival here.

11:00 am

Prince William has come out and says he's 'very happy' and that he's 'just off to pick up George' as he drives himself away from the Lindo Wing.

10:17 am

The cars have arrived at the Lindo Wing!

10:45 am

Prince William will be leaving the hospital in 30 minutes to go and see Prince George and no doubt give the little royal the happy news. We wonder if George will react to his baby sister the way William reacted when he met Prince Harry? Click on the image below to find out what happened...

10:17 am

Crowds of royal fans are queuing outside Buckingham Palace to try and get a glimpse of the easel in the forecourt!

10:03 am

The Queen is wearing pink today at an event - very apt!

10:03 am

The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly leaving the Lindo Wing this evening. We hope this means we will get to see the little princess too!

10:00 am

Remembering when Prince Charles and Princess Dianaleft the hospital with Prince Harry! Let us know on Twitter @hellocanada if you think Kate will wear red too...

9:50 am

A flurry of commotion outside the Lindo Wing as a white car stopped outside - however it turned out not to be a member of the royal family.

9:48 am

Royal fan Terry Hutt has revealed he has bought a present for the little princess as he waits outside the Lindo Wing! (See how we celebrated his birthday!)

9:46 am

Will Prince George visit his baby sister in the hospital? Click on the image below to find out...

9:45 am

Excitement is building outside the Lindo Wing as royal fans hope they will see Prince William and Kate introducing their little daughter to the world.

9:30 am

It's not just David Beckham who shares a birthday with the little princess - click on the image below to find out which other celebrities are celebrating today...

9:25 am

Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer has opened up about the new arrival. "It's wonderful news - we are all thrilled for all four of them," he said.

8:45 am

Prince Charles and Camilla are 'absolutely delighted' at the arrival of the little princess! See what they have to say...

8:40 am

The Duchess of Cambridge's hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker has arrived at the Lindo Wing to help the Duchess get ready for her post-baby appearance.

Click on the image below to meet the rest of the team who will be helping Prince William and Kate following the arrival of their daughter.

8:30 am

Prince Harry is currently at a football in Australia and has been caught on camera, waving and smiling - looks like the happy news has reached him!

7:55 am

There will be Royal Gun Salutes to celebrate birth of the new Princess on Monday at 2pm at the Tower of London and Hyde Park.

7:45 am

The easel confirming the birth of the new princess has been unveiled on the forecourt at Buckingham Palace! Click on the image below to find out what it says...

7:35 am

The easel confirming the birth of the new princess has been unveiled on the forecourt at Buckingham Palace!

7:30 am

The announcement of the little princess' birth will be displayed at Buckingham Palace for 24 hours.

7:28 am

The Royal Mail are celebrating the royal birth with a special postmark on items delivered 5 May, which will read, "Congratulations TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter".

7:27 am

The Duke of Cambridge's private secretary has arrived, prompting speculation that the royal couple might leave the hospital with their new arrival today.

7:25 am

Crowds of royal enthusiasts are celebrating the arrival of the Prince William and Kate's daughter - we can't wait to get a glimpse of the new little royal!

7:25 am

A baby girl name for every letter of the alphabet! Which could it be?

7:18 am

Adorable Prince George has a little sister - but what do you think she will be called? Tweet us at @hellocanada!

7:10 am

The easel announcing the birth of the little princess will be placed on the forecourt at Buckingham Palace at 12:30pm London time (that's 7:30am at Hello! Canada headquarters in Toronto!)

7:08 am

A couple have just walked out of the Lindo Wing with their newborn baby - no doubt it will be an extra special moment for them as crowds cheered!

7:05 am

We take a look at the other Princesses of Cambridge - click on the image below for the full list.

7:00 am

The little princess is fourth in line as heir to the throne.

6:50 am

All the signs suggested it would be a girl - click on the images below to find out what they were.

6:30 am

There's a lot of excitement at the Lindo Wing as the Town Crier keeps the crowds in high spirits while they wait to meet the new little princess!

6:25 am

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl! Read Kensington Palace's full statement by clicking on the image below...

6:20 am

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed.

No doubt, Prince Charles will be excited - he was hoping for a granddaughter!

6:15 am

BREAKING NEWS: It's a girl!!!!!!!

The new little princess weighs 8lbs 3oz - Prince William was by the Duchess of Cambridge's side for the birth.

More details here!

6:12 am

There was a flurry of excitement when a silver car pulled up outside the Lindo Wing but it turned out to just be one of the doctors going to work.

6:00 am

St. Mary's Hospital have released a touching statement on Twitter following the news that Kate has arrived at the Lindo Wing to give birth to her and Prince William's second child:

"St Mary’s Hospital has admitted Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge to its Lindo Wing. The [NHS] Trust is extremely proud that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to have their baby at one of our hospitals. All our staff wish them well during this happy occasion."

5:45 am

Little Prince George is still at Buckingham Palace with his nanny as he waits to find out if he will have a little brother or sister! Carole and Michael Middleton are reportedly also waiting at the palace for news. Saturday, May 2

1:56 pm

There was a full moon on the day that Prince George was bornand royal fans are now wondering whether the celestial occurrence could herald the arrival of the Duke and Duchess's second-born - it is, after all, a full moon in London on Monday (May 4).

See the science behind the full-moon theory (it has to do with gravitational pull!)...

10:15 am

Elizabeth Hurley may play a queen on The Royals, but she's voiced her real-life wishes for "fabulous" Prince William and Kate as they await the birth of their second child. See if the actress is hoping for a little prince or a little princess...

9:00 am

Royal baby fever is in full swing across the nation after news that cones are being set up outside the Lindo Wing - could today be the day?

Friday, April 24

4:15 pm

If the royal baby is a girl, do you think it should be named Charlotte or Alice? Tweet us what you think at @hellocanada! And click on the image below to find out which name has better odds...

1:20 pm

Did Kensington Palace's #ThrowbackThursday tweet make you jump, too? The Twittersphere was abuzz thinking it might be an official announcement, but it looks like the palace is looking to inject a little fun into the great royal-baby wait!

Our sister brand in the U.K. has also been having some fun joining with the palace to help superfan Terry Hutt celebrate his 80th birthday! Check out the fun photos and personal note from Kensington Palace...

8:25 am

After nearly two years of renovations, Kate has turned her 10-bedroom mansion, Amner Hall, into the perfect family home. The soon-to-be mother of two put an emphasis on making sure rooms like the kitchen are child-friendly and has used a number of designers to get the interior just right (we like her style!).

Learn all about the Cambridges' private Norfolk oasis here!

Thursday, April 30

4:00 pm

Prince George and his new brother and sister will be raised as modern young royals, but this wasn't always the case. A flip through the Windsor family album over the last century shows just how radically the royal childhood experience has changed.

One thing's for certain, though: close sibling relationships are a must when you're growing up in the spotlight!

See all the cutest Windsor childhood snaps here.

Guess who...

12:00 pm

Will we be waiting longer than expected to meet the newest member of the Cambridge family? After overdue Kate hopped into the car yesterday with Prince George (after the adorable tike's swimming classes), the parking restrictions at St Mary's Hospital were extended until May 5!

It looks like it may be a few days yet before Prince William and Kate welcome baby number 2, but today will still be a special day - it's their 4th anniversary!

We've rounded up 10 cute and candid moments from the couple's relationship...

Wednesday, April 29

8:15 am

SO CUTE! William and Kate sent a sweet treat to super-fans camped out outside the Lindo Wing. The boxes of pastries and cake delivered to the crowds were meant to let them know that the Cambridges are "thinking of them," but they also bore a telltale clue: pink ribbon!

Could the royal baby be a girl after all? Click the photo for more details...

7:15 am

We want to hear your thoughts on the royal baby! When do you think Kate will go into labour? Do you think it will be a girl or a boy? Tweet us your thoughts @hellocanada!

Tuesday, April 28

4:00 pm

For a style icon like Kate, having a roster of reliable designers for events, engagements and appearances is crucial. From Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen to Seraphine, her top six maternity designers are a mix of high and low - just the way the practical Duchess of Cambridge likes it.

Click the image to see Kate's favourite brands to dress her bump!

3:03 pm

It seems the whole world is waiting excitedly for Prince William and Kate to enter St Mary's Hospital and welcome their new addition, a younger brother or sister for Prince George. But how will it all go down?

As more and more royal enthusiasts gather outside the Lindo Wing, we exclusively reveal everything you need to know about the dazzling Duchess of Cambridge’s plans for the next royal birth.

8:50 am

Prince Harry was in London for a brief stopover at the weekend, but is heading back to Australia on Monday to continue his secondment with the Australian army. It means he might not be able to meet his new niece or nephew until mid-May.

Read more about Prince Harry's stint in Australia below.

Monday, April 27

4:34 pm

With his new sibling almost here, Prince George is going to experience being a brother for the first time - and luckily his family is brimming with role models to help mould this new relationship.

From dad Prince William and uncle Harry to the Queen and her sister, Princess Margaret, click the photo for a gallery of royal siblings.

Sunday, April 26

12:33 pm

When the Middletons are in need of a refreshment in their little English town of Buckleberry, they head straight to The Old Boot Inn. So, naturally, the pub has big plans to toast the arrival of Kate's second child.

See how the pub plans to celebrate!

Saturday, April 25

2:33 pm

With April 25 and April 26 being important dates for the Cambridges, welcoming the royal baby this weekend would be a lovely and meaningful time.

Click the photo to see why the two dates are significant!

9:33 am

When the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with Prince George, her friends and family sent her a stream of possible names. This time, the name-guessing game has become a national hobby. George was in honour of the Queen's beloved father, so who might Kate and Prince William pay tribute to this time?

Click on the image below to find out more!

Friday, April 24

6:20 pm

Prince George expresses more with one twist of his facial features than some adults with an entire sentence! And while we don't know if the toddler will take to his new sibling immediately, we've rounded up 10 of his cutest faces - and what they'd mean upon meeting his brother or sister!

Click the photo to see how we've decoded the prince's looks...

4:00 pm

When Harry was born, big brother Prince William went for a visit at the hospital dressed in an adorable red-and-white ensemble. But did he take to his little brother?

Click the image to find out...

8:20 am

Looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be welcoming a Taurus after all! The little one will share the sign with his or her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, whose reign has demonstrated her possession of the star sign's attributes (being grounded and practical).

Click the image to learn more about Taurus characteristics (including how they mesh with those on the Cancer-Leo cusp, like Prince George!)

Thursday, April 23

11:54 am

While 90 per cent of the bets placed on the royal baby's gender have championed Kate's having a girl, her uncle Gary Goldsmith isn't too worried. "I don't think they'll stop at two, so if it isn't a girl this time round, people shouldn't be too disappointed," Gary told Hello!. "I'm sure there'll be a girl in the mix at some point. As long as the baby is healthy, that is the important thing."

Click on the image below to read more!

8:41 am

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are both back in London at Apartment 1A, hospital bags packed and ready to welcome their new baby. Kate has returned from her parents' home in Bucklebury and she's enjoying quality time with her first born, Prince George, before their second child arrives.

Click the image for more details on how William and Kate have prepared!

Wednesday, April 22

7:37 pm

What's your guess for the royal baby - boy or girl? If the Cambridges welcome their first daughter, here's how Kate will raise her little princess!

But will the little girl grow up a field hockey-loving tomboy like her mom (bottom, second from left)?

1:21 pm

We're outside the Lindo Wing meeting all the excited royal baby enthusiasts gathering ahead of the Duchess of Cambridge's due date!

Click here to find out how long they waited outside the hospital when Prince George was born, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for even more updates :)

11:42 am

Prince Harry is returning to London just in time for the marathon on Sunday as part of his work as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust - but will he get to meet his new niece or nephew this weekend?

Click on the image below to find out more...

9:11 am

Excitement continues to build as Prince William begins his paternity leave! Kensington Palace sources say he completed the first phase of his air ambulance pilot training earlier than expected.

Click on the image below to find out more...

Tuesday, April 21

2:41 pm

It's been a busy eight months for Kate, who – despite an 11-week bout of severe morning sickness followed by more than a dozen royal engagements and an overseas tour – hasn't let her latest pregnancy get in the way of her official duties. Here, we look back at Kate's eight months of maternity style as we await the royal baby.

1:03 pm

As the final countdown to the arrival of Prince George's baby brother or sister begins, we've rounded up the A to Z of everything you need to know about the royal baby.

Click on the image below to find out more.

12:23 pm

While the exact due date for royal baby number two hasn't been confirmed, there are three special days the newest Cambridge's birthday could land on - including that of theQueen!

Find out what the other two dates are by clicking on the image below...

11:53 am

With the royal baby expected any day now, HELLO! Online will be tweeting and bringing you live, of-the-minute updates right as events unfold. Make sure to follow our LIVE blog to be one of the first to know when Prince George's baby brother or sister arrives, plus all the excitement that follows.

Click here for more information on how we will cover this exciting event...

10:00 am

The countdown is on! Kate is due to give birth any day now and we will be bringing you all the latest news on the second royal baby, so stay tuned here!

Monday, April 20

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