Prince William and Kate to receive SG50 Jubilee gift

Prince William and Kate to receive SG50 Jubilee gift
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on May 2.

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter.

He said in a Facebook post that he remembers their visit to Singapore in 2012, and was happy that their child was born in year that Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence.

He also added that Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam will be sending the couple an SG50 Baby Jubilee gift.

The message posted on May 3 read: "Congrats to Prince William and Kate on the birth of their daughter! Remember warmly their visit to us in 2012. Happy that they have an SG50 baby! President Dr Tony Tan is sending them an SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift. =)"

AFP reported that Prince William and his wife Kate left hospital on Saturday carrying their newborn princess who was wrapped in a woollen shawl.

Meanwhile, Britain is eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new princess's name. According to AFP, Charlotte is currently the people's favourite name followed by Alice.

The royal couple's new baby is the first princess born into the British royal family since Princess Eugenie, daughter of the queen's second son Prince Andrew, 25 years ago.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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