The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said the congratulations of people around the world meant ‘a great deal’ to them as thousands continued to celebrate the little princess’s birth.
Born at 8.34am, the baby girl – whose name is still not known – was taken home to Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace by her proud parents Saturday night.
Sunday morning Kate and William’s relatives flocked to meet her, with Carole and Pippa Middleton the first to arrive. Charles and Camilla who beamed with delight as they drove themselves past the palace gates followed them.
The Queen is staying privately in Sandringham where she will remain until Tuesday. She will likely meet the baby, her fifth great-grandchild, when the Cambridges decamp to Norfolk tomorrow.
The princess was born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital yesterday weighing 8lbs and 3oz.
In the same statement Prince Harry said: ‘She’s absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to meet her.’ Harry is in Australia completing a month-long trip.
The 89-year-old queen wore pink for the second day in a row in a fitting tribute to the birth of the little princess.
William and Kate will leave London to return to Anmer Hall, their country home on the edges of the Queen’s estate, on Sunday.
The ten-bedroom mansion, which was a gift from William’s grandmother, is just a few minutes’ drive away from where the Queen and her husband are in residence.