EACH speaks of delight after patron The Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby princess

The Duchess of Cambridge opening the EACH Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich

The Duchess of Cambridge opening the EACH Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices has congratulated its patron The Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of her daughter.

The princess, weighing 8lbs 3oz, was born at 8.34am but the official announcement was not made until 11.10am, when the news was made public through Kensington Palace’s @KensingtonRoyal Twitter account.

Both mother and baby are said to be doing well, and father Prince William was present at the birth.

EACH, who the Duchess became patron of in January 2012, has spoken of its delight at the news.

It said being associated with the young royals had provided the charity with a great many benefits and had boosted its media profile.

Graham Butland, EACH chief executive, said: “We’d like to sincerely congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second child. We’re delighted by the fantastic news.

“Her Royal Highness has shown great dedication to the role of EACH Royal Patron from the very beginning in January 2012, right throughout both pregnancies, and we’re incredibly grateful for all the support the charity has received.

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“Most recently this includes Her Royal Highness’s attendance at two public events including the launch of the nook appeal in November to raise £10 million to build a new children’s hospice for Norfolk and a visit to the Emma Bridgewater factory in February to see the production of mugs being sold to raise funds for the nook appeal.

“We wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their daughter health and happiness.”

See here for the full story about the new princess’ birth.