Kate and William send a royal thanks to people of Wakefield

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Like most new parents, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are still getting used to sleepless nights and constant nappy changes.

But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still found the time to thank the people of the city for their messages to their son, George.

The Mayor of Wakefield, coun Brian Holmes, signing a book of congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, George.

The Mayor of Wakefield, coun Brian Holmes, signing a book of congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, George.

Prince George, who is third in line to the throne, was born on July 22.

As a mark of respect, the Mayor of Wakefield, coun Brian Holmes, opened a book of congratulations at Wakefield Town Hall after the much anticipated royal birth.

And on Wednesday he received a letter from Kensington Palace.

Coun Holmes said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have written to me expressing their thanks and appreciation to the people of Wakefield for all their kind messages.

“Lots of people came to the town hall to sign the book after George was born. They wrote messages wishing them all the best and congratulating them on the birth.”

The book was also signed by the leader of Wakefield Council, Coun Peter Box, the leader of the Conservative party, Coun Geoff Walsh, and the chief executive of Wakefield Council, Joanne Roney.

The mayor, who represents the Horbury and South Ossett ward, said: “It was very nice for the Duke and Duchess to write to and thank us. Let’s hope they bring George to see Wakefield soon.”

And this week, the first official photographs of one-month-old Prince George with his parents was released.

In a break from the usual tradition, it was taken by Kate’s dad, Michael Middleton in the garden of their house in Berkshire.

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge weighed in at 8lbs and 6oz when he was born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London.

He is the only grandchild of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana and is the Queen’s third great-grandchild.

The last time there were three generations of direct heirs to the throne alive at the same time was between 1894 and 1901 during the reign of Queen Victoria.