Sandringham meeting for Princess Charlotte with Queen

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn daughter The Princess of Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire EMN-150205-200337001
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn daughter The Princess of Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire EMN-150205-200337001

West Norfolk is looking forward to welcoming Princess Charlotte of Cambridge who is reported to be arriving here shortly.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to leave Kensington Palace to return to their country retreat, Anmer Hall, with their new arrival.

An important engagement will await Princess Charlotte when she arrives here.

She will be introduced to her great-grandmother, The Queen, who is staying in Sandringham.

Cheers rung out across the area as news broke on Saturday that the Duchess had given birth to a baby girl.

An Anmer resident said: “Everyone here is very pleased. There has been a lot of excitement.”

Hundreds of people had gathered around St Mary’s Hospital in Kensington for days to hear news of the Royal birth.

The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour at 6am on Saturday.

The Princess, who is fourth in line for the throne, arrived at 8.34am weighing 8lb 3oz.

At 4pm, her big brother, Prince George, arrived at the hospital.

A few hours later, the Princess and her parents emerged from the hospital.

A Kensington Palace statement said:“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

The youngster has been granted the title of Princess following instructions given by the Queen prior to her birth. She would have otherwise held the title of Lady.

Yesterday, the palace announced that the Royal couple had named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, which honours both the Queen and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The last Princess of Cambridge was known as “Fat Mary”.

Princess Mary Adelaide was George III’s granddaughter and was a great royal philanthropist.

She is the first princess in 65 years to be born in such a prominent position and following a change in the law will not be overlooked for the throne in favour of brothers.

The last prominent birth was that of Princess Anne. She is the first princess to be born in 25 years.