Baby Cameron leaves hospital

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David Cameron's wife Samantha left hospital today with her new baby.

Mrs Cameron had been at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro since giving birth to daughter Florence Rose Endellion by Caesarean section on Tuesday.

She was driven from the rear of the hospital's maternity unit in a black people carrier without waiting photographers, television cameras and reporters catching a glimpse of the new baby.

A hospital spokesman confirmed that Mrs Cameron had been discharged after a third night at the Royal Cornwall.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Mr Cameron had not yet decided when he would be returning to his desk in Downing Street.

The Prime Minister had been expected to be back at No 10 next week following his two week family holiday, but Mr Clegg said he would now want to take some paternity leave.

"I spoke to him just after the birth of his baby daughter. We haven't yet spoken about exactly what date he is returning," Mr Clegg told LBC 97.3 radio.

"He obviously wants to take some time off, like any young dad does, for paternity leave and I will just carry on holding the fort."

Downing Street said that Mr and Mrs Cameron would be resuming their holiday in Cornwall.

"The Prime Minister, Samantha, and Florence have all left hospital," a No 10 spokesman said.

"Mother and baby are doing well and now look forward to spending the rest of their holiday in Cornwall with family and friends."

The baby, born weighing 6lb 1oz, was due next month, but took the family by surprise while they were on holiday in Cornwall.

Her middle name Endellion refers to the village of St Endellion on the north Cornish coast, near where the family were staying.

The couple's elder children, six-year-old Nancy and four-year-old Arthur Elwen, visited their sister while she was in hospital.

Mr and Mrs Cameron suffered tragedy last year when their son Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, died aged six.

Mrs Cameron and the baby left the hospital's Princess Alexandra Wing in a convoy of three vehicles at about midday.