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Four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is best known for her achievements in the swimming pool but today the face of the Paralympics received an altogether different honour.
It came courtesy of the University of Bath which has awarded her an honorary degree. Prince Edward made the presentation - his first duty as the university's new chancellor.
Richard Payne reports.
Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath.
The four-times gold medallist joined hundreds of dignitaries at Bath Abbey.
Prince Edward made the presentation in his first role as the new chancellor of the university.
Prince Edward has arrived at Bath Abbey ahead of his installation as University of Bath's Chancellor.
One of his first roles will be to present an honorary degree to Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds.
The Countess of Wessex has arrived at Bath Abbey ahead of her husband's installation as University of Bath's Chancellor.
Prince Edward is to present an honorary degree to Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds.
Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds is to receive an honourary degree from the University of Bath later this morning.
The four-times gold medallist will join hundreds of dignitaries at Bath Abbey. Prince Edward will make the presentation in his first role as new chancellor of the university.
Dr Lee Rayfield, the Suffragan Bishop of Swindon has commented on the Royal christening, which took place today.
Prince George was baptised in a private ceremony, the prince will have seven godparents including William's cousin Zara Tindall.
Dr Rayfield, said: "I guess it asks people why do people have their babies christened?"
"The difference between the past and nowadays is that if people do decide to be baptised, they really want to do it," he added.
A couple from Bristol are celebrating the arrival of their baby boy who will share the same birthday as the Prince of Cambridge.
Ian and Kelly's son Ashton arrived at Southmead Hospital just after 10.30am yesterday morning and will receive a silver penny from the Royal Mint to mark the occasion.
Jonty Messer went to meet them:
On behalf of the people of Bath and North East Somerset I am delighted to offer our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. We are pleased that mother and baby are doing well. It is a truly historic and exciting moment and we all wish them every health and happiness for the future.