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Berkshire man bedecks his town in Union Jacks to welcome royal baby

Rod Desmeules is putting up 100 flags Credit: Georgia Arlott

A resident of Hungerford in Berkshire is putting up a hundred Union Jacks to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.

Rod Desmeules says he has been waiting with a wheelbarrow full of flags and a ladder since the Duchess went into labour.

A royal welcome in Hungerford for the new Princess Credit: Georgia Arlott
The main street is now a sea of red white and blue Credit: Georgia Arlott
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Duke and Duchess' local set to throw celebration party

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's local pub is set to throw a celebration party tonight to mark the birth of the royal couple's baby girl.

The Old Boot Inn in Stanford Dingley, near the Duchess' family home, has even put royal themed cocktails on the menu, including Pink Lady's and Kir Royal's in honour of the new princess.

ITV News Health Editor Rachel Younger spoke to pub owner John Haley about the excitement surrounding the princess' birth:

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The champagne corks have been popping in Bucklebury following the birth of a Princess

The champagne corks have been popping in Bucklebury following the birth of a baby daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The new baby, weighing eight pounds three ounces was born just after eight-thirty this morning. As Kate Middleton, the Duchess lived with her parents at the Berkshire village and residents were among the first to send their congratulations. Richard Jones reports from Bucklebury.

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Bournemouth win Championship and Premier League promotion

Bournemouth have won the Championship after a 3-0 win at Charlton and Watford drew with Sheffield Wednesday.

Brentford ensured a play-off place after beating Wigan 3-0 and Derby missed out after losing to Reading 3-0 away.

Royal Navy sends congratulations on birth of Royal baby

Sailors standing on the flight decks of Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon spelt out the word SISTER.

Both are Portsmouth-based ships which are currently deployed in the Atlantic.

HMS Lancaster, known as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ sent their message of congratulations to her Her Majesty The Queen on the birth of her youngest great-grandchild.

Royal Navy based in Portsmouth celebrate Royal birth Credit: Ministry of Defence

Duchess of Cambridge: 'admired' for not letting sickness get in the way of Royal duties

Celebrations to mark the birth of the royal baby have been taking place not just in Bucklebury but all across the region. And she was widely admired for not letting sickness in the early weeks of he pregnancy carrying out a full programme of royal duties. We must warn you that Penny Silvester's report includes flashing images.

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Queen attends Easter service at Windsor

The Queen outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Credit: PA
The royal party walking from Windsor Castle Credit: PA
She was presented with a bunch of daffodils Credit: PA

The Queen smiled warmly as she was presented with a bunch of daffodils at an Easter Sunday service.

She was dressed in a vibrant blue coat and hat at the service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.

Family members, including the Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of York, Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex, joined the Queen at the service.

The Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh Credit: PA

Lady Louise Windsor, the Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips and Princess Beatrice were also there.

Lady Louise Windsor, the Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips, Princess Beatrice Credit: PA
Andrew, Duke of York, and the Princess Royal Credit: PA
The Duke of York attended the service Credit: PA
Hats were a definite "must" Credit: PA
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