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Royal couple 'must be thrilled and very tired'

The Rev Julian Gadsby, priest in charge of the parish that covers Bucklebury, said tonight:

I would like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their son. We give thanks that both mother and baby are doing well. They must be absolutely thrilled - and very tired, I suspect.

The birth of a child is an exciting time full of new experiences and joys. I am delighted for the family and will be praying for them in those exhausting and exhilarating first days.

Our churches will be praying that God would bless the Duke and Duchess, and their new son, as they begin this new chapter of their family life together.