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Islanders toast royal couple’s new baby

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A MESSAGE of congratulations has been sent by the Bailiff on behalf of Islanders to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge following the birth of their son.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Flags were also flown across the Island yesterday to celebrate Monday’s birth of the prince, who is the couple’s third child and is fifth in line to the throne.

The Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache, sent messages to Prince William and Kate, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as to the Queen and Prince Philip.

In a statement Sir William said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge warm the hearts of so many Islanders and all will want to join me in the congratulations I have sent them on behalf of the States and people of Jersey on the arrival of their son. We are delighted with their news and wish the Duchess of Cambridge a swift recovery and the family well.’

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth at 11.01 am at the Lido Wing of St Mary’s Hospital on Monday. The family left the hospital later the same day.

The message sent to Prince William and Kate says: ‘The Lieutenant-Governor, Bailiff, States and people of Jersey join together to send your Royal Highnesses their warmest congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of the birth of your son on 23 April.

‘The people of Jersey rejoice and celebrate on this very special occasion and take this opportunity of offering their most loyal affection to your Royal Highnesses.

‘They pray that your son will be blessed with many years of fulfilled life, good health and great happiness, and will bring much joy and pleasure to your Royal Highnesses in the years ahead.’

Krysta Eaves

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