Queen gushes over Royal baby Princess Charlotte

Queen gushes over Royal baby Princess Charlotte

The Queen told guests of her delight that the royal baby is a girl as she threw open the doors of Buckingham Palace for the first of this summer’s garden parties.

She smiled as she happily chatted to members of the public about her joy at becoming a great-grandmother again, just over a week after Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born.

The sun shone as around 8,000 people dressed in their finery poured into the grounds of the Palace to enjoy the afternoon party.

The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and other members of the royal family.

Dressed in a lemon summer tweed coat with white, silver and black flecks with a lemon silk floral dress, by Angela Kelly, and a matching hat, the Queen toured the garden speaking to dozens of guests.

Among them was Susan Pollack, 84, and her daughter Sandra Gee, 53, both now living in north London.

Mrs Pollack said: “I told her I am so happy at the arrival of the new baby. I said congratulations, and she said ‘Yes, we love to have another girl’.

“She smiled at that. She was very relaxed and enjoying the event.”

Sandra Gee added: “She said how pleased she was to have another great-granddaughter in particular.”

Mrs Pollack, a survivor who lost 50 members of her family in the holocaust, works with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, of which the Queen is a patron.

She added: “She is absolutely wonderful, delightful and easy to engage with.

“She asked about my history and the work I have done. I mentioned that I had been speaking at schools for 28 years, and she was interested in that.”

Carole Weston, a Conservative district councillor in Rochford in Essex, wore pink to celebrate the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby girl.

She said: “I did say I thought I would put something pink on to mark the fact it was a princess.

“I said congratulations on your new granddaughter – she corrected me and said ‘No, great-granddaughter.

“It was a lovely experience.”