A 21-gun Royal Salute in York marked the 65th birthday of The Prince of Wales today.
Military music filled the streets as the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band marched from Duncombe Place, near York Minster, to the Museum Gardens attracting crowds of shoppers, visitors and schoolchildren.
The salute was fired on the stroke of noon by three 105 mm Light Guns fired by officers and soldiers of 93 Battery 5th Regiment Royal Artillery. 5th Regiment Royal Artillery or the Yorkshire Gunners as the unit is known, is based in Marne Barracks, Catterick.
A 21-gun Royal Salute in York will mark the 65th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Military music will fill the streets as the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band marches from Duncombe Place, near York Minster this morning to the Museum Gardens.
Prince Charles put his royal duties before family ties and celebrations today and kept all his diary dates with expectant crowds from the outskirts of York right across to Bridlington.
As the world waited for the first glimpse of Kate and William and the Prince of Cambridge - Charles and Camilla were tucking into fish and chips and crab cakes on the east coast.
Kate's parents Carole, and her father Michael who was born in Leeds, have already visited their grandson, describing him as "absolutely beautiful"
Tina Gelder has been following the royal party across the region.
New grandfather Prince Charles kept to his planned schedule today and continued his tour of our region.
Despite the birth of Will and Kate's baby yesterday the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla spent this morning in East Yorkshire.
Children at the Uncleby Education Centre in Kirby Underdale near York meet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The pupils are learning about agriculture and wildlife at the centre.
Mavis Wegg said "It's wonderful news, they're such a nice couple, so sensible and very natural. I'm really looking forward to seeing them."
Her 10-year-old granddaughter Melissa said she's excited, although she did admit she'd like to have seen a baby girl. She thinks the baby will be called James.
Shane Maxwell said "It's not often you get to see royalty after a baby's been born. In Will and Kate we've found a couple in touch with the younger generation like myself and they're bringing about a more modern monarchy."
Elizabeth Bacon said, "I've not seen much royalty in my time.To see Charles and Camilla so soon after baby's been born is so exciting. It's great that they've here in Yorkshire today."
New grandfather, the Prince of Wales, met 6-month old Emily Scott as he greeted crowds of well wishers on a visit to Bugthorpe in East Yorkshire today.
During Prince Charles visit to Bugthorpe in East Yorkshire today, local resident Robert Barrett was one of the first to greet the Prince, saying "Morning Grandad".
This reportedly raised a chuckle from Charles. "He obviously likes being a grandad," Mr Barrett said.
A young boy also asked the Prince: "When's the little baby coming?" to which Charles replied: "We haven't been able to bring him yet."
Many people asked whether the new baby had a name, but Charles gave little away.
Charles and Camilla will visit Uncleby Education Centre in Kirby Underdale, near York, where schoolchildren on day trips can learn about agriculture and wildlife.