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Royal baby congratulations from the Diocese of Durham

The Right Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop Of Jarrow has congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of the prince.

"Anybody who has been a parent or grandparent will know something of the joy and anxiety that the birth of a new baby brings. On behalf of the congregations of the Diocese of Durham I send our warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their son. William and Kate will face particular pressures in the care and bringing up of their son and I hope that many in the North East will be praying for them in these early days of being parents."

– The Right Revd Mark Bryant


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Crowds await royal baby news at Buckingham Palace

Royal well wishers Sarah Haggie (left) and Fi Thompson (right) pose in Union flag themed jackets outside Buckingham Palace. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Members of the public are pictured outside Buckingham Palace ahead of the arrival of the Royal baby. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment
Members of the public outside Buckingham Palace. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment
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A look at royal baby coverage across media outlets

A look at how the impending arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is being covered around the world.

The front page of the US edition of the Huffington Post Credit:
Kate going into labour is the top story on front page of CNN's international website. Credit:

The front page of the Guardian website features a "Republican" switch which turns off all royal baby coverage.

The "Republican" switch is at the top right of the Guardian's front page. Credit:
The front page of Scotland's Evening Times Credit: The Evening Times

Australia's Courier-Mail website leads with the headline "Royal baby is on the way".

The royal birth is the most viewed story on the Courier-Mail website. Credit:


Prince Charles visits Yorkshire

The Prince of Wales with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

While everyone is talking about the imminent arrival of the Royal baby, our region has been playing host to another member of the royal family today.

Prince Charles has been in York to visit the National Railway Museum and York Minster.

The Prince of Wales was shown around the museum this morning - where he is patron to the world-famous Mallard, which is also celebrating its 75th anniversary.

He then went on to visit the city's Minster.

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