N, United Kingdom (AFP)- Prince William and his wife Kate showed off their new baby daughter to their loved ones on Sunday as they thanked people around the world for their messages of congratulations.
Among the well-wishers was William’s brother Prince Harry, away serving with the Australian army, who said of the one-day-old princess: “She is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to meet her.”
As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their toddler son Prince George and the as yet unnamed baby spent their first full day back home after Saturday’s birth, the newborn’s grandparents came calling for a first kiss and cuddle.
William’s father Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, went to see them at Kensington Palace, as did Kate’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton, and her sister Pippa.
Uncle Harry will have to wait a while longer to see his niece. After completing his secondment with Australian army units in Perth and Sydney, he will undertake an official tour of New Zealand from May 9 to 16.
Britain is eagerly awaiting the name of the new princess, but Kensington Palace said there would be no further news Sunday.
“The duke and duchess are hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people all over the world,” a palace spokesman said.
“It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter.
“Their royal highnesses were today visited by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Mr and Mrs Middleton, and Pippa Middleton.
“Additionally Prince Harry has said about his new niece: ‘She is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to meet her’.”
Most of Britain’s Sunday newspapers carried big front-page pictures of the new baby with many running souvenir pullouts.
“Sleeping cutie,” said both The Sun and the Sunday Mirror, with a close-up of the snoozing princess.
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The Queen is due back in London tomorrow and it is thought she will meet her new great-granddaughter for the first time.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born on Saturday but the Queen has been in Yorkshire on royal duties.
The latest addition to the royal family is the monarch’s fifth great-grandchild.