- CNTV English - CCTV News

First pictures of David Cameron's daughter Florence

08-29-2010 11:12 BJT

The Prime Minister's daughter, who had been due next month, was delivered by caesarean section at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, weighing 6lb 1oz.

Mr Cameron said he was thrilled at the arrival of an "unbelievably beautiful girl".

She was driven from the rear of the hospital's maternity unit in a black-people carrier without waiting photographers, television cameras and reporters catching a glimpse of the new baby.

Prime Minister David Cameron holds his baby daughter, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron holds his baby daughter, Florence Rose Endellion 

The Prime Minister had been expected to be back at No 10 next week following his two week family holiday, but he will now take paternity leave.

Florence's middle name Endellion refers to the village of St Endellion on the north Cornish coast, near where the family were staying.

The couple's elder children, six-year-old Nancy and four-year-old Arthur Elwen, visited their sister while she was in hospital.

Mr and Mrs Cameron suffered tragedy last year when their son Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, died aged six.

The Camerons' new baby is only the third to be born to a serving Prime Minister since 1849.

The Queen, the Pope and President Obama were among those who sent messages of congratulation to the Camerons.

The Prince of Wales, Gordon and Sarah Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy also sent their best wishes to the family.

Related stories

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program