Britain turns pink for its new Princess: Special lighting for some of UK’s most famous landmarks as country celebrates Royal baby
- Iconic landmarks across the country have been bathed in pink light to celebrate birth of a new Royal baby
- Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Jubilee Bridge in London have all turned fuchsia to welcome the Princess
- The baby is Britain’s first princess to be born in the direct line of succession since Princess Anne back in 1950
To celebrate the birth of Britain’s first Princess since 1950 landmarks across the capital have been bathed in pink light.
The as yet unnamed Princess’s birth was announced this morning at the top of London’s iconic BT Tower, with a rolling pink banner which proclaimed ‘It’s a girl!’
Then, as night fell on the capital Tower Bridge was lit up in a vibrant shade of pink, much to the delight of Londoners and tourists alike.
Following the announcement of the birth Westminster Council tweeted: ‘Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, landmarks in Westminster will be turning pink tonight to celebrate the new #RoyalBaby’.
The Golden Jubilee Bridge and the London Eye have also been lit up in the the Princess’s honour.
Meanwhile Hilton London Paddington, the fountain at Merchant Square in Paddington Basin were both lit up in pink while pink bunting was hung outside St Mary’s Hospital.
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital
The tiny new Princess slept as her proud parents showed her off to the world’s media just hours after her birth this morning
The London Eye even offered couples that share the same first names as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a free rotation today to celebrate the day the baby was born.
Couples named William and Kate were able to claim free tickets for a rotation on the iconic London landmark.
William and Kate’s new daughter, a younger sister for Prince George, who was born at the same hospital in July 2013, is fourth in line to the throne.
Although she is unlikely to ever become queen, it is not unheard of for a second child in the direct line of succession to accede to the throne.
Mostly recently the Queen’s own father, King George VI, replaced his elder brother, King Edward VIII, who abdicated over his love for the ‘unsuitable’ American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
Thanks to a recent change in the law, the couple’s daughter cannot be superseded in her claim to the throne by any younger brother who may yet come along.
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