Blackpool Tower turns pink for royal baby girl

Blackpool Tower tunred pink to celebrate the birth of the royal baby. Photo:  Jason Lock Photography
Blackpool Tower tunred pink to celebrate the birth of the royal baby. Photo: Jason Lock Photography
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Blackpool celebrated the birth of the royal baby by turning its most famous landmark pink.

Blackpool Tower was it up on Saturday night in honour of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

It follows the decision to turn the Tower blue when Prince George, the couple’s eldest child, was born in 2013.

The Duchess gave birth to a daughter, weighing 8lbs 3oz, at 8.34am on Saturday.

The princess is now fourth in line to the throne, after her big brother.

Proud father William spoke of his joy following the birth, telling the waiting press he was “very happy”.

Blackpool Tower tunred pink to celebrate the birth of the royal baby. Photo:  Jason Lock Photography

Blackpool Tower tunred pink to celebrate the birth of the royal baby. Photo: Jason Lock Photography

A name for the princess has yet to be announced but both Charlotte and Alice are popular with the bookies, while a recent flurry of bets has seen the odds slashed on her being called Olivia.

A statement from Kensington Palace read: “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 Duke of Cambridge with his son Prince George as he arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, after the birth of his newborn daughter. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge with his son Prince George as he arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, after the birth of his newborn daughter. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

“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.”