Kate can look forward to fun shopping expeditions

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Belated congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

I think it’s a great choice of name, but perhaps a little weird when Earl Spencer already has a daughter called Charlotte Diana.

For proud mum Kate there are many reasons to rejoice about having a daughter

Prince William now has a spare to his heir but, much more importantly, Prince George will have a nursery playmate even if he does have to share his toys now,

The newest addition, like her elder brother, was in no hurry to make her entry into the world.

The little poppet kept us all waiting on tenterhooks for a fair few days.

But not as many as her sibling, who had the media camping out at St Mary’s Hospital in London for near on a month.

It will be a while before we get the first official family photo. I certainly don’t expect we’ll see any selfies popping up on social media sites like Instagram any time soon,

I’m hoping Wills is going to be hands-on with his daughter and is looking forward to the nappy changes and the middle-of-the-night feeds as he takes seven weeks’ leave from his job as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot.

One good thing is that the birth will boost the economy.

An estimated £80m-plus will be spent as diehard Royal fans get their hands on souvenirs, from the usual cups and plates to less tasteful memorabilia such as a potty throne or a pink Charlotte jumper to put on your Tetley tea monkey to celebrate the occasion.

The new Princess is fourth in line to the throne, knocking Prince Harry down a notch as boys now no longer take precedence over girls.

I’m so pleased we have a little royal princess. It will be fascinating to see her grow up and girls are so much more fun than boys, aren’t they? Plus they’re made of sugar and spice and all things nice.

For proud mum Kate there are many reasons to rejoice about having a daughter, from the fabulous outfits she will be able to dress her in to the fun shopping expeditions they will share – and the fact that she will have a mini-me who can model herself on her stylish mum and share fashion tips!