Abbey bells mark royal birth

The bells of Westminster Abbey sounded out today in celebration of the royal birth. A team began ringing a full peal on the Abbey's 10 bells at 2pm to coincide with a gun salute in Green Park.

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Gun salutes fired to mark birth of royal baby

The Honourable Artillery Company are firing a 62 royal gun salute from Gun Wharf at the Tower of London.

Gun salutes are sounding across London to mark the birth of the royal baby.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company are both carrying out the ceremonial salutes in honour of the new addition to the Royal Family.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery are staging a 41 royal gun salute in Green Park.

Gun salutes are fired for the birth of every prince or princess, no matter where their place is within the line of succession, the Ministry of Defence said.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, wearing full dress uniform, rode past Buckingham Palace to Green Park where they are staging a 41 royal gun salute.

The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the City of London's Army Reserve Regiment, are firing a 62 royal gun salute from Gun Wharf at the Tower of London.

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EastEnders to mark royal birth in tonight's episode

The arrival of the royal baby will be marked in tonight's episode of EastEnders. Credit: PA Wire

The arrival of the royal baby will be marked in tonight's episode of EastEnders after show bosses ordered some last-minute filming to reflect the birth.

A scene showing Dot Branning (June Brown) and Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) discussing the happy news was filmed last night and will feature in the BBC soap tonight.

A spokeswoman for the show said: "This is such a momentous occasion for the Royal family, the country and of course the residents of Walford that we felt it should be marked in EastEnders history."

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