By George! Royal baby is named

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked the hospital staff who delivered their baby, describing the care they received as "tremendous".

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VIDEO: Babies who share their birthday with the little Prince

The Royal baby wasn't the only special delivery today, hospitals across the region were celebrating new arrivals.

At the Queen Alexandra, in Portsmouth, they gave special gifts to babies that shared their birthday with the Royal Prince. This from Mel Bloor who meets new mothers Terry Hayter and Yasmin Khan and Debbie Parkinson of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Royal baby picture tweets peak at 18,000 per minute

Kate, new baby and William leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital. Credit: PA Wire

More than 18,000 people a minute tweeted about the royal baby as he made his first public appearance this evening, Twitter said.

The figure was short of peak of 25,300 tweets per minute which mentioned the baby last night after the birth was announced.

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