Pink for a girl as town marks new Royal birth

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Blackpool Tower joined some of the country’s most famous landmarks, turning pink in honour of the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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 – and The Tower followed landmarks including the London Eye and Tower Bridge, turning pink on Saturday night to mark the arrival .

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”.

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

The royal princess

The royal princess

A statement from Kensington Palace following the birth 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 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.”

Yesterday The Prince of Wales has made his first visit to see his baby granddaughter at her Kensington Palace home.

Prince Charles and wife Camilla arrived at the royal residence to see the infant princess who delighted the world when she made her first public appearance on Saturday after being born just hours earlier.

The proud grandfather has made no secret of the fact he wanted his second grandchild to be a girl.