Samantha and Florence Cameron evaded the cameras when they left hospital in Truro, Cornwall, yesterday afternoon, after three nights in the maternity wing.
The Prime Minister's wife had been at the Royal Cornwall Hospital since giving birth to Florence Rose Endellion by Caesarean section on Tuesday. The baby, who weighed 6lb 1oz, caught the family by surprise during their holiday in Cornwall, arriving two weeks early. Mother and child left via a back door and were driven away in a people carrier with blacked-out windows, part of a three-vehicle convoy. Downing Street said the family would resume their holiday.
Florence's middle name, Endellion, refers to the village of St Endellion on the north Cornish coast, near where the Camerons were staying.