29 Aug 2010

First pictures issued of new daughter for Camerons

9:35 pm on 29 August 2010

The first pictures of David and Samantha Cameron's baby daughter Florence have been released.

Florence was born in the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Tuesday after Mrs Cameron gave birth earlier than expected. The child weighed 6lbs 1oz following a caesarean delivery.

The British prime minister and his family are in Cornwall on a two-week summer holiday.

Mrs Cameron and Florence left hospital on Friday and Mr Cameron has said he will take paternity leave.

The BBC reports the baby's full name is Florence Rose Endellion Cameron.

Her parents revealed on Wednesday that they had chosen Endellion - after the Cornish village of St Endellion - as one of their daughter's middle names, to reflect the county of her birth.

Their first child, Ivan, who was born profoundly disabled and needed round-the-clock care, died in February 2009.

The Camerons have two other children, Nancy and Arthur, who are six and four years old respectively.