The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new baby girl wrapped in a white blanket just after 6pm.
The Royal Mint has unveiled the design of a new £5 coin to mark the birth of the princess. It is the second coin to have been released to celebrate a royal birth – the first after the arrival of Prince George in 2013.
The Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George as he and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge’s look on while visiting the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. The family released the photo ahead of the first birthday of Prince George on July 22.
According to the forensic artist Dr D’Lynn Waldron this is what Prince George will look like when he turns 18.
Dr Waldron, professor in forensic age progression, has used the royal baby’s own ears and forehead in the picture, which predicts him as a teenager. “This is a very carefully researched image – based on Prince George’s baby pictures and his parents’ features,” said Dr Waldron, who spent hours studying pictures of the young royal. “He already has a quiff in his hair. I think he will definitely be a hit with the ladies.” (Source: www.express.co.uk, Gorgeous George: Is this what young prince will look like at 18?)
I think from the contributions made by Queen Elizabeth it’s quite clear indeed – her visit to Dublin, meeting me in Belfast two years ago, the visit to Windsor Castle and again today – that she is someone who absolutely and passionately supports the peace process.
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says the Queen’s visit to the notorious Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast will be greeted by many ‘with astonishment’
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The portrait by David Bailey, released by Buckingham Palace for the monarch’s 88th birthday, shows her looking relaxed and happy, in a refreshing departure from her formal responsibilities. David Bailey said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of the Queen. She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint. I’ve always liked strong women and she is a very strong woman.”
The Queen is wearing pearls and a dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as her personal assistant and senior dresser since 2002. Her brooch, a large pearl button surrounded by diamonds with a pearl pendant, was passed down to her from her great-great-grandmother.