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Abbey bells mark royal birth

The bells of Westminster Abbey sounded out today in celebration of the royal birth. A team began ringing a full peal on the Abbey's 10 bells at 2pm to coincide with a gun salute in Green Park.

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Archbishop of York sends 'warmest congratulations'

The Archbishop of York has sent his congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Today we give thanks and praise to Almighty God for the arrival of the Royal baby boy.

I send my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and also my prayers for them at this wonderful time.

It is marvellous that we share in the joy and hope of a new born child, which is a great gift of our Loving Creator God. Katonda Yebazibwe: God be praised.

– The Archbishop of York

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