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A new arrival sharing the same birthday as the Prince

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:


BANES Council statement on birth of the little prince

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.

– Neil Butters, Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council

Tonight at 6: We meet another baby born yesterday

Kelly Lloyd with Ashton. Credit: ITV News/Jonty Messer

Tonight on ITV West Country at 6pm, Jonty Messer reports on some of the region's other new arrivals. Pictured is Kelly Lloyd with her new son Ashton, born yesterday at Bristol's Southmead Hospital.

Ashton will be able to claim a commemorative silver coin from the Royal Mint, as he shares a birthday with the little Prince of Cambridge.

Ashton was born yesterday (22 July). Credit: ITV News/Jonty Messer


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Princes play polo as world awaits royal baby

Prince Harry and Prince William prepare for their polo match Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge has taken part in his second polo match of the weekend as the world awaits the birth of his first child.

The Duchess of Cambridge did not attend the game, but Prince William was joined by his younger brother Prince Harry.

The Duke of Cambridge competes in his polo match Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Despite the many well wishers the Princes lost their match Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The girl from Cheltenham who broke royal protocol

Seven year old brownie Jessica Fitch is back home in Cheltenham with some wonderful memories and the experience of a lifetime after posing for photographs with the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on a trip to Buckingham Palace.

The brave little girl did what the grown ups wouldn't dare to do when she asked Her Majesty to pose for a snapshot.

Nigel Turner has been to meet her:

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Royal reception for west country businesses

The phrase "by royal appointment" probably conjures up an image of a coat of arms on a range of products and the prestige that goes with it. Well, suppliers of goods and services to the royal household, including some from our region, were invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.

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