Meet the new arrivals who share birthdays with George Alexander Louis ...our future king

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were not the only ones with a new arrival on Monday.

Little Connie Markey and Dexter O’Keefe were both born on the same day as HRH Prince George of Cambridge.

Connie had been due on July 19, but held on for the royal birthday.

She was born at 3.35am, weighing 9lbs 6oz.

Mum Charlotte I’anson, of Springhill Drive, Crofton, who also has an 18-month old son called Jimmy, said: “We’re really pleased that she came on the same day as the new prince, so she has an extra-special birthday.

“I didn’t know I was having a girl, so I had two surprises on the same day.”

Dexter, who’s mum Heather Hyam moved to Kinsley from Lupset just weeks before his birth, was born at Pinderfields Hospital at 10.50pm, weighing 6lbs 8oz.

Proud dad Matthew, 33, said: “He must have known it was a special day and decided to come early because he wasn’t actually due until August 4.

“It’s brilliant that he shares a birthday with royalty. It’s a nice little anecdote for him to tell people as he grows up.”

Sarah and Jonathon Wiper from Grange Moor also had double the cause for celebration when their little girl Cerys came into the world on the same day as the future King too, weighing 6lbs 8oz.

HRH Prince George Alexander Louis, who is third in line to the throne, was born 
at 4.24pm at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in 
Paddington, and weighed 8lbs, 6oz.

Babies born on the same day as the new prince are to receive a silver penny made by the Royal Mint.

Only 2,013 of the coins worth £28 each, have been made.

In order to claim, parents need to visit Facebook.com/theroyalmint and register their child’s birth within 60 days. They will also need to provide their child’s birth certificate.

A book of congratulations has been opened by Wakefield Council for people wanting to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.

It can be found in the reception area at Wakefield Town Hall and will be available to sign until Friday, July 2 and then it will be sent to the royal family.

The Town Hall is open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 9pm and Friday from 8am until 6pm.