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Happy return to the Cornwall hospital where baby Florence was unexpectedly born

25 AUGUST 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha have taken their daughter Florence back to the Cornwall hospital where she was born last August.

The Camerons showed Florence off to the midwives who helped deliver her at the maternity unit of the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro when Mrs Cameron went into labour unexpectedly whilst on holiday.

The happy family chatted with doctors and nurses and compared notes with other new parents about the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

 

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Florence, who turned one on the 24th, was well-behaved and quiet during the visit, sitting on her daddy's knees and playing with a balloon given to her by the hospital staff.

Born by caesarean section several weeks early, and weighing 6lb 1oz, she was given the middle name Endellion in honour of the area, St Endellion, where the family was staying at the time.

Mr Cameron, while speaking to a young couple who had just had a baby son, joked that Florence, his fourth child, would not be able to have her own younger brother.

"I'm afraid you are not going to have one of those," he said. "That's it for us, we are done."

The couple have two older children, Nancy and Arthur Elwen.

They lost their other son, Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, when he died aged six in 2009.

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