Princess Charlotte makes first outing with family as they head to Anmer Hall

Making their first journey as a family of four, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, left Kensington Palace on Wednesday with their children, setting out on the journey to their country residence Anmer Hall. The royal couple are relocating to their ten-bedroom mansion on the Queen's Sandringham estate for the next few months, where they will settle into life with the newest member of their family, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

As they made their exit on Wednesday afternoon, Prince William drove his family out of the Palace, with Kate sat in the front seat of the black Range Rover, and the couple’s two children thought to be sat in the back.

With her long locks pulled back with a butterfly clip, and wearing a stylish floral scarf and pearl drop earrings, Kate looked relaxed and happy as they began their journey to Anmer Hall, while William was sporting a pair of glasses and a blue check shirt.

Kate and William drove their two children home to Anmer Hall on Wednesday

It is Princess Charlotte's first outing since she left the Lindo Wing in her mother's arms on Saturday evening, and the car journey also marked the end of a four-day stint at Kensington Palace for the Cambridges, who returned to the London residency after Kate became a mother-of-two on Saturday morning.

Prince George's little sister was born on 2 May at 8:34 am in the exclusive Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, London, weighing 8lbs 3oz.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the couple expressed their gratitude for all the well-wishes received from across the globe: "The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people all over the world.

"It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter."

The couple have spent £1.5million upgrading Anmer Hall to the home of Kate's dreams

Anmer Hall is a Georgian property which has all the comfort and privacy they will need to adjust to the new dynamic of juggling two young children. William and Kate have spent the last two years extensively remodelling the house with a new driveway, a modern swimming pool, tennis court and a conservatory to make it the perfect family home.

Kate, who grew up in the quiet village of Bucklebury, seems keen to emulate her countryside upbringing with her own children and her mother Carole is expected to be move in to help out with childcare. Many of the couple’s close friends are also based close by and will no doubt be dropping by to see the new baby.