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Downton Abbey's baby George

ITV named the fictional baby George (pictured left) after King George V months before the royal birth Credit: Carnival/ITV

It seems George is becoming a popular name for aristocratic babies. After the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier this week, the makers of ITV hit show Downton Abbey - filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire - have revealed Lady Mary Crawley's son is also called George.

But is seems Downton producers were first to pick the name as filming started months ago. The fictional baby George was apparently named after King George V.

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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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