Birthdays shared with a prince

Carolyn Smith with Charlotte Olivia
Carolyn Smith with Charlotte Olivia
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These three bonny bairns have a very special connection with the new third in line to the throne.

The babies, who were born the same day as the young Royal, Prince George of Cambridge, were safe in the arms of their mums at Forth Valley Royal Hospital this week, unaware of the media frenzy going on outside.

Baby James George Cameron, who was born at 9.31 a.m. weighing 8lb 3.5oz, shares more than a birthday with the new prince.

He is also a first child for his parents, Grace and Alastair, both 29, and was due on July 13, the first leaked date for baby Cambridge.

And the family from Banknock have also chosen two names which were the bookmakers’ tip for the name of the new Prince.

Mum Grace, a hairdresser in Kilsyth, said: “James is my dad’s name and George is Alastair’s papa’s name.

“He was going to be called Daryl or Marcus until we looked at him and decided James suited better.

“It’s really funny because our due date was July 13 and that was also Kate’s.”

On Tuesday, when asked how they would feel about the Royal baby being called James, dad Alastair, a maths teacher at Stirling High, said: “They are not allowed to steal our name!”

Proud parents, Larbert’s Carolyn Smith and Anthony Marshall, both 21, are delighted with their new daughter, Charlotte Olivia Marshall.

The tot, who weighed 5lb 10oz when she came into the world at 12.53 a.m, was the first of seven babies born at the Larbert hospital on July 22.

Charlotte is a little sister for two-year-old Lily and arrived a week early after Carolyn suffered high blood pressure.

Carolyn said: “It’s quite nice that she’s got the same birthday as the Royal baby.

“It’s funny that Charlotte was early and the Royal baby was late, so now they have the same birthday.”

Another boy for the big day was baby Kaelan Robert O’Donnell, who was born at 1.51 p.m. weighing 9lb 4oz.

Kaelan is a son for Melanie MacKenzie and Robert O’Donnell, and a little brother for Kinsie Murray, who’s almost two, and four-year-old Kierra Murray.

Melanie had her niece, Annie MacKenzie, and sister Lizzie as birth partners, and said they were “very good”.

Melanie (32) said: “It’s 
very special.”

Babies born on the same day as William and Kate’s son can also receive a very special momento.

The Royal Mint is giving away 2013 special commemorative silver coins to wish 
new arrivals a wealthy and happy life.

Parents can apply by visiting Facebook.com/theroyalmint.