Duchess gives birth to a boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy

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Aston Villa offers congratulations to royal baby boy

Aston Villa has offered its congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton following the birth of the royal baby boy.

William is an Aston Villa fan and the Premier League club has sent a replica kit for the new arrival.

Villa would like to extend congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy.

The Duke is a huge Villa fan and it is hoped that his new son will be brought up in the claret and blue tradition.

As a birthday present, Villa chiefs have sent the 8lbs 6oz tot a new kit with the appropriate letters 'HRH' and the number '1' on the back.

– Aston Villa statement

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Charles jokes of 'slow-approaching' grandfatherhood

The Prince of Wales joked he was "very grateful indeed for the perfectly kind wishes about my rather slowly-approaching grandfatherhood".

Charles said during a visit to West Yorkshire, "Some of you may have realised that with grandfatherhood comes, in four months' time, old age pensionerhood".

The Prince added that he hoped he had "a long shelf-life".

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