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Prince George photographed wearing shoes from the Midlands

Prince George with his parents

The Royal Baby, Prince George, has been photographed during two appearances on a tour of New Zealand wearing shoes made in the Midlands.

The shoes being made in the factory in Oadby in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

Since the appearances, the company, based in Oadby in Leicestershire, have been struggling to keep up with global demand.

The shoes with a royal touch! Credit: ITV News Central
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Is George next in line to be famous Aston Villa fan?

Prince William's ambition to persuade his son George to follow Aston Villa could see the future King join a powerful set of supporters of the Midlands team.

Prince William apparently started supporting Villa at Eton. His role as FA president saw him meet then-Villa winger Ashley Young in 2009. Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment
Prime Minister David Cameron has also been spotted in the stands for several of Villa's away matches in London in recent seasons. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport
Former Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King is a regular at Villa Park and sat next to then-England manager Fabio Capello in 2011. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Read: Prince William vows to take George to Villa Park

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Royal baby christening collection features limited editions

The carousel money box is priced at £145
The carousel money box is the most exclusive item, priced at £145 Credit: ITV News Central

A collection of Royal Crown Derby commemorative products, released to celebrate the christening of Prince George next week, includes many limited edition items.

A limited edition christening steam train
A limited edition christening steam train Credit: ITV News Central

The range, with some pieces produced just 500 times, includes a fluted dessert plate, loving cups, a five-petal tray, a christening mug, a jack-in-a-box, a steam engine, a sailing boat and a carousel money box.

Read more: Royal Crown Derby honour Prince George christening

Royal Crown Derby honour Prince George christening

A collection of commemorative pieces produced by Royal Crown Derby to mark the christening of Prince George at St James’s Palace next Wednesday went on sale today.

A range of the commemorative pieces for sale
A range of the commemorative pieces for sale Credit: ITV News Central

The special collection is available through the fine bone china manufacturer's website and prices range from the cheapest item at £65, up to the most expensive item priced at £145.

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