Thursday, May 24, 2012

A daughter for the Kents

From today's London Gazette

Kensington Palace May 24.

"This morning at a quarter past four o'clock, the Duchess of Kent was happily delivered of a Princess.  His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, his Grace the Duke of Wellington, the Major-General of the Ordnance, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Bathurst, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the Bishop of London, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Right Hon. George Canning, First Commissioner for the affairs of India, were in attendance.

Her Royal Highness is, God be praised, as well as can be expected, and the young Princess is in perfect health."

How appropriate for the Duke of Wellington and the Hon. George Canning to be present for the birth of the Kent princess.

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