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Official royal baby teddy bear released by Shropshire manufacturer

Credit: Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019/PA

As the countdown continues until the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby, the Royal Collection has already released a "Royal Baby Bear 2019".

Harry and Meghan's first born - a great-grandchild of the Queen - is expected to be born in the next few days.

The new limited edition cream bear, which costs £125, has been handmade by traditional Shropshire-based teddy bear makers, Merrythought, especially for the Royal Collection.

Only 100 of the 19cm-tall toys - made using alpaca fleece with 100% cotton back and pure silk - are available to buy.

The bear, finished with a cream bow around its neck, has an embroidered golden crown and "2019" on one of its feet.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk receive two teddy bears from members of the public on Kingfisher Bay Jetty during their visit to Fraser Island, Queensland Credit: PA

Parents-to-be Harry and Meghan have already received a number of teddy bears for Baby Sussex on their travels - on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, and on a royal visit to Birkenhead in Merseyside.

China souvenirs and other royal baby memorabilia were produced following the birth of the Cambridges' children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.