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New parents show off their own Princes and Princesses

As congratulations pour in from around the world for the Royal baby, ITV News Border has been congratulating new parents in the region and finding out how the new mothers feel about sharing the day with the Duchess of Cambridge.

We have been to see a number of families with new babies including not quite a day old Benjamin from Keswick.

Watch Kim Inglis' report here:

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank hospital staff

In a statement issued on their behalf, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked hospital staff that helped care for them during the birth of their son.

We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received.

We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time.

– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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Duke of Cambridge: 'We could not be happier'

The Duke of Cambridge has said he "we could not be happier" at the birth of his son.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said Prince William would be staying with the Duchess and their son at the hospital overnight.

A crier announces the birth of the royal baby outside the Lindo Wing where he was born. Credit: Press Association
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Clegg: Royal birth will make the 'country smile'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has offered his congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of their son yesterday.

He said: "This is wonderful news. Miriam and I were absolutely delighted when we heard news and we want to send our heart-felt congratulations".

"It's news that will make the country smile", he added.

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