Queen Elizabeth has spoken of her delight at welcoming her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte into the royal family.
The Queen hosted her first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace yesterday and told attendees that she and husband, Prince Philip, are thrilled at the new arrival.
Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their second child, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana earlier this month and the two were introduced at the Palace soon after her birth.
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently on parental leave from their royal duties and taking up residence at their home in Amner Hall, Norfolk, it's back to business for Queen Elizabeth.
One of the 8,000 guests at yesterday's garden party, Susan Pollack, told the Daily Mail: "I told her I'm so happy at the arrival of another baby. I said congratulations.
"She said, 'Yes, we love to have another girl". She smiled at that. She was very relaxed and enjoying the event'."
Prince Charles also spoke of his delight at welcoming a little girl, even revealing his hopes of a little sister for Prince George before her birth.
"I really was hoping for a girl," he said. "She is beautiful."
"I was hoping for a granddaughter. Someone to look after me when I am very old."