Royal Baby: London Landmarks to Turn Pink
Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square's fountains all will light up to celebrate the arrival of the princess.
Landmarks across the British capital are set to turn pink Saturday evening to mark the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child. The baby girl was born at 8:34 a.m. GMT at the exclusive Lindo Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital.
Tower Bridge, plus the London Eye and Trafalgar Square's fountains all will light up in pink. This morning, the city’s 191-meter BT Tower announced the news that Kate Middleton had given birth with "It’s a girl" beamed across its giant screen, while London taxis also have been displaying the news on top of the vehicles.
Naturally, no royal birth would be complete without a share of controversy — several people already have taken to Twitter to criticize the use of pink, labeling the decision sexist.
How sexist & archaic ... The whole idea is so rooted in centuries past - celebration of a royal baby girl & in pink https://t.co/GNpZqDj7rQ— Sony Kapoor (@SonyKapoor) May 2, 2015