Royal Baby Princess: 2,015 Babies to Get Silver Penny for Sharing Royal Birthday
A range of official commemorative china celebrating the birth of Britain’s new princess has been unveiled, including coffee mugs, plates and tankards.
The princess, who is fourth in line to the British throne, was delivered at 08:34 BST on May 2nd at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).
Babies born on the same day as the royal princess are eligible to receive one of 2,015 free silver pennies from the Royal Mint.
The first silver penny was presented to new parents Chantal and Miguel Abel whose daughter Sofia arrived at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London at 11:30 BST on Saturday, May 2nd – around three hours after the royal birth.
Kensington Palace asked people to post photographs of their recent arrivals on social media and its press officers have compiled a gallery, which includes a kitten and a dog.
On May 4th, the princess’s birth will be marked by gun salutes in Hyde Park and the Tower of London.
Soldiers from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will ride out in procession from Wellington Barracks, near Buckingham Palace to sound 41 shots in the park at 14:00 BST.
A 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company will take place at the Tower of London at the same time.