Princess Charlotte has just made royal history

For the first time in history, a female royal's spot in line to the throne won't be bumped by the arrival of a younger brother.

After her stylist was spotted leaving the hospital just hours earlier, Kate once again made a glamorous post-birth appearance.

The Duke and Duchess reportedly used luxury design company Dragons of Walton Street, Knightsbridge, to create their children's nursery - the same company who designed William and Harry's childhood nursery.

Princess Charlotte and her older brother, Prince George, were taken to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital by their father Prince William.

By the time Monday's announcement rolled around, a crowd of very excited royal watchers - not to mention representatives from the world's media - were all standing outside, fixated on the hospital doors.

No name for the child yet, that will come in the next couple of days, as is royal tradition.


Eager fans couldn't wait for news of the royal birth.

When the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2014, it was put to Harry that the new addition to the royal family would further reduce his own chances of being King.

Harry is unlikely to mind shifting down to sixth place. Her older brother, four-year-old Prince George, is now third in line to the throne while Charlotte is fourth.

After Kate had given birth to the new prince, William left the hospital to go home to Kensington Palace and pick up Charlotte and Prince George, who was still in his school uniform for the first meeting.

According to a royal photographer, an ideal photo when Middleton leaves the hospital after delivering the new baby would be capturing the family of five.

  • Tracy Klein