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Bells of St Paul's sounded in honour of royal birth

Bells at St Paul's Cathedral will sound to mark the royal birth Credit: PA

The twelve bells at London's St Paul's Cathedral will sound today to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son earlier this week.

Prince George of Cambridge, the third in line to the throne, was born on Monday.

A team of thirteen ringers will ring a peal of 5000 changes of bell composition 'Cambridge Maximus' to commemorate the birth.

The Cathedral bells were also sounded in honour of Prince William's birth in 1982 and Prince Charles' birth in 1948.

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London artist Julian Opie paints Lindo Wing

The exterior of the Lindo Wing Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to the royal baby in a few weeks has undergone an 18 month refurbishment.

Acclaimed visual artist, London born Julian Opie is providing 40 panels to be displayed over the units four floors.

Black and white panels in the waiting area Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The Lindo Wing is one of the top private maternity units in the country Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Babies like to look at shapes with black borders Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
A view from outside the hospital Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
A room like the one Kate will give birth in Credit: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust