NEW mums at Queen Alexandra Hospital, who gave birth on the same day as the royal baby arrived, have been given a little gift.
Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they ‘could not be happier’ after they became the proud parents of a baby boy.
Kate gave birth to a son weighing 8lbs 6oz at 4.24pm yesterday, in the private Lindo Wing ward in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
And for all the princes and princesses born at QA, in Cosham, yesterday, the gift was given.
The toy has been provided by company sweetdreamers.co.uk.
Midwife Paula Wilson said: ‘The sheep is white with a purple face, and makes a noise like a heartbeat, which is comforting for the baby.
‘We gave out 16 yesterday, to all the mums who gave birth.
‘All the mums were really pleased to have them.’
Last night the statement to announce the birth of the prince was brought out on an easel, which was previously used to announce the birth of Prince William in 1982.
The announcement from Kensington Palace said in full: ‘Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.
‘Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.’