Princess Charlotte looked absolutely delighted to become a big sister when she arrived at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London today to welcome her new sibling into the world. Her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy at 11.01am making two-year-old Charlotte a middle sister and big brother Prince George, four, the eldest of three. Charlotte looked adorable in a blue floral dress and navy cardigan, teamed with buckle shoes and short white socks. The little royal, who started nursery school last September, wore her hair in a half-ponytail. She waved sweetly to the crowds as she entered the hospital hand-in-hand with her father, Prince William.
The princess looked excited to greet the crowds
The new baby's arrival comes at a particularly special time for Charlotte, as the Princess turns three in just over a weeks' time on 2 May. This means that, as well as having a birthday very close to her new sibling, Charlotte will also be the same star sign – Taurus. Taurus children are thought to be artistic, loyal and cheerful. Prince George, born on 22 July, is between the Leo and Cancer signs, suggesting he is outgoing, loving and sentimental.
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The Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital is also where Kate gave birth to George and Charlotte in 2013 and 2015 respectively. It is only a quick 10-minute dash from the Cambridges' home in Kensington Palace, and the convenient location means Duchess Kate and husband Prince William were able to stay close to the Queen's birthday celebrations on Saturday evening.
Mums who give birth at the exclusive wing are treated to afternoon tea to celebrate the baby's arrival, a post-delivery massage and glasses of bubbly, according to one woman who gave birth to her daughter there. "While the Lindo Wing was a functional hospital, it was a little bit like a hotel in terms of the service," 38-year-old Katherine Filkins told HELLO!. "You had really fancy toiletries, the quality of the food that you got was fantastic. There was a wine list, you could have had champagne if you wanted. Right after the birth, they bring you a delicious afternoon tea for you and your family."
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The royal baby has arrived less than a month before another major royal event – the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are getting married on 19 May at St George's Chapel in Windsor.