The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, was as radiant as ever when she and Prince William left the Lindo Wing with the newest member of the royal family – an adorable little girl. Despite an early start – the little princess was born at 8:34am – the 33-year-old new mum was fresh-faced and beaming as she and her husband greeted the enthusiastic crowds, some of whom had been eagerly waiting outside the hospital for over a week to get a glimpse of the little bundle of joy. Prince George met his sister earlier in the day, but returned to Kensington Palace before his the youngster's first public appearance.
The mother-of-two chose a bespoke cream and yellow silk dress with a buttercup print by Jenny Packham, who designed the blue dress she wore when she introduced Prince George in July 2013. She completed the look with a pair of chic nude stilettos, and wore her brunette looks in her usual glamorous tumbling waves, while she posed for the cameras.
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The Duchess wore a cream and yellow dress by Jenny Packham
Kate has been wowing fashion fans for years with her dazzling ensembles, including recent months which have seen her showcasing her effortlessly elegant maternity style for a second time. As she left St Mary's Hospital on Saturday 2 May, her first post-baby outfit did not disappoint.
The Duchess gave birth to an adorable little girl on Saturday morning
When she left the hospital in July 2013 after giving birth to Prince George, Kate turned heads in the blue polka dot dress that instantly became one of the stylish royal's iconic outfits. No doubt it will be the same case for Kate's outfit this time around, with The Kate Effect stronger than ever.
It's been an emotional rollercoaster for royal watchers who have been avidly following the news, waiting to meet the couple's second child. While Kate had said that her due date was around "mid-to-end of April" during a London-based engagement in March, the little Princess wasn't ready to make her way into the world until May.
Speculation that the royal baby wouldn't be born in April was fuelled further when Westminster Council extended parking restrictions outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington for a further five days, to last over the bank holiday weekend.