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A Gun Salute and Golden Easel! London Celebrates the Royal Birth

Jul 23 2013 - 9:00am

Yesterday in London, Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy [1] — His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge. Minutes after a press release came out with initial details, the official bulletin was posted on the easel outside Buckingham Palace, saying simply, "Her Royal Highness Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24 p.m. today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

There have already been plenty of royal baby celebrations in Britain [2], and the excitement has continued following the Prince of Cambridge's birth. Gun salutes have taken place across the city, and we can also expect a traditional 41-gun royal salute to honor the newborn prince. Take a look at all the action in London!

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A 62-round royal gun salute was fired outside the Tower of London to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.

Outside the Tower of London, the Honourable Artillery Company prepared for a 62-round gun salute.

Crowds braved a rainy day to visit Buckingham Palace following the royal baby's birth.

People flocked to Buckingham Palace the day after the baby was born for a chance to see the official bulletin on the easel along with the Changing of the Guard.

Crowds gathered at Westminster [4] Abbey to hear the bells ringing in honor of the royal baby.

In London's Green Park, a 21-gun salute honored the royal baby's birth.

People flocked to Buckingham Palace the day after the baby was born for a chance to see the official bulletin on the easel along with the Changing of the Guard.

People flocked to Buckingham Palace following the birth of the Prince of Cambridge.

The official announcement was driven through the gates of Buckingham Palace to be placed on the easel.

The easel stood outside Buckingham Palace with the announcement of the royal baby's birth.

Crowds cheered as the announcement was placed on the easel.

The queen's press secretary and a footman put the official announcement on the easel outside Buckingham Palace.

Source: Instagram user the_british_monarchy [5]

The bulletin announced that Kate Middleton and the baby are healthy.

Source: Instagram user the_british_monarchy [6]

Crowds gathered to see the royal baby's birth announcement on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.

Ed Perkins from Kensington Palace carried the envelope with details of the baby's birth out of St. Mary's Hospital in London.

People in London celebrated the birth of the prince.

A "town crier" stood on the steps outside St. Mary's Hospital in London to share the news.

Following tradition, the birth announcement was placed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.

Minutes after a press release shared specifics, the official announcement was placed outside Buckingham Palace.

The official bulletin was posted outside Buckingham Palace on an easel.

A "town crier" announced the news outside the hospital.

A couple sported Prince William and Kate Middleton masks during the celebrations in London.

A huge crowd gathered outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to take pictures of the easel.


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