6am – Kate goes into labour
The Duchess of Cambridge is admitted to the Lindo Wing of Saint Mary’s Hospital after going into labour. It is the same location where Prince George was delivered in 2013.
8.34am – The new royal baby is born
The Duke of Cambridge is present as the royal princess is delivered at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz. The world’s media gather outside the hospital for news.
Kensington Palace releases a statement on their website informing the public that the new arrival is a girl. A town crier makes the announcement outside the Lindo Wing.
3pm – Easel is placed outside Buckingham Palace
Two footmen place official declaration of the birth on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.
4pm – Prince George arrives
Prince George nearly steals the show as he waves to the gathered public.
18.12 – The Royal Princess emerges
The Duke and Duchess make a quick appearance to show Princess Cambridge to an ecstatic crowd. They then make their way home after retreating to the Lindo Wing for a few short minutes.