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Duchess goes behind the scenes of Downton Abbey

The Duchess of Cambridge has met up with cast members of Downton Abbey, including actors from our region who star in the ITV period drama on a behind-the-scenes tour.

The Duchess, apparently a huge fan of the show, visited the Ealing Studios set to celebrate the success of the production, which is now broadcast worldwide in 250 territories. The scheduled hour-long visit stretched to two hours as she toured various parts of the studio to meet the cast and crew.

Among those who described his role was Harrogate actor Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson.


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World gets first glimpse of royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appeared outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with their new son.

Kate gave birth to the boy at 4.24pm yesterday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital Credit: PA Wire

The couple and the child will now travel home to Kensington Palace after Prince William makes some brief remarks to the gathered media.


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Bank of photographers captures Charles' arrival

The bulging bank of photographers outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital burst into action as Prince Charles stepped out of his car.

A huge bank of photographers sprung into action as Charles stepped out of his car. Credit: ITV News

Hospital staff gathered behind barriers by the wing's doors also stretched to take pictures on their mobile phones.

Hospital staff filled a pen shortly before Charles' arrival. Credit: PA
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Prince Charles visits royal baby in hospital

Prince Charles has entered the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital where his first grandchild was born yesterday.

His wife, Camilla, accompanied him.

"Have you had a long wait?" Charles asked reporters.

Prince Charles steps out of a car outside St Mary's Hospital. Credit: Georgina Brewer
Prince Charles surrounded by cameras as he enters hospital. Credit: ITV News
Charles and Camilla go through the main entrance of the Lindo Wing. Credit: Tim Ewart
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