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New Zealand celebrates the birth of a princess

A teddy bear and wool baby set are among the first gifts to be sent from New Zealand for the new royal princess, while guns will fire in Wellington in celebration.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child - a sister for Prince George - Saturday morning UK time, and emerged to an adoring crowd and massive press pack just hours later.

The new arrival weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces (3.7 kilograms) and will be fourth in line to the throne.

Wellington-based textiles company Stansborough was chosen by the Government to provide the first official gifts from the country to the new baby.

The items include a handmade Stansborough Grey pelt teddy bear and a woollen baby set.

"The kids love them, they just have them for years," Cheryl Eldridge of Stansborough told ONE News.

"They won't give them away so they've got to keep buying them for the next one and the next one."

New Zealand Post is celebrating the birth with a limited edition silver proof coin, which will have a silver fern and English rose intertwined on the rim.

The centre will depict a traditional baby's carriage with the birth date.

The New Zealand Defence Force will fire a 21-gun salute from Point Jerningham in Wellington at midday tomorrow.

New Zealand has been quick to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of their second child. Source: 1 NEWS


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