While I was in California, I kept a careful eye on Nest Cam, worried that the cold and wet weather had harmed the eggs, as it did two years ago. So I was relieved when the following images popped up.

Therefore, stealing a page from the House of Windsor, I happily make the following announcement (without the golden easel):

Her Royal Highness, Gwendolen Fairfax, was safely delivered of two chicks at some point in the last 24 hours.

Her Royal Highness and chicks are doing well.

Updates on the remaining three eggs will be posted in due course.