Princess Charlotte Royal baby leaves Kensington Palace with parents William and Kate as family head to country retreat


William and Kate will take the four-day-old princess to their county home Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk

Princess Charlotte left Kensington Palace today with proud parents William and Kate to spend the first few weeks of her life at the royals’ country retreat.William and Kate will take the four-day-old princess and elder brother Prince George to their county home Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after spending her opening days at Kensington Palace.

The baby princess was born on Saturday at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington amidst scenes of national jubilation.William was spotted driving away from the royal residence with a smiling Kate in the passenger seat.Kensington Palace confirmed the family had set off for Anmer Hall – a refurbished Georgian mansion on the Queen’s private estate.

Princess Charlotte has had a busy first few days since she arrived on Saturday and made her debut on the steps of the Lindo Wing, sleeping soundly through her first photocall.

Royal relatives including great-grandmother the Queen and grandfather the Prince of Wales travelled to Kensington Palace to meet the fourth-in-line-to-the-throne princess, as have Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton.

The Queen, who was in North Yorkshire attending a military event when Charlotte was born, met her fifth great-grandchild for the first time yesterday, shortly after William and Kate formally registered the birth of their daughter.

Informally dressed for the occasion, the Queen arrived in a chauffeur-driven car and spent around 30 minutes with her grandson, his wife and Princess Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne.

William is on two weeks paternity leave from his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot and is expected to start the final phase of his training at the beginning of June.



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