Skegness’s ‘Royal baby’

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A Skegness mother and father were celebrating late Monday night after the birth of their baby boy, who arrived with one minute to spare at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, just before the stroke of midnight.

The impeccable timing puts the baby boy into an elite category, sharing a birthday with the nations future Monarch - the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate and Williams’ royal baby, born at 4.24pm at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz had yet to be named as we went to print. However, Skegness’s very own royal baby has been crowned as Jaxon George Marshall, weighing 9lb 10oz and becomes brother to Leo and second child of the Skegness couple Gemma Marshall and Jak Marshall.

Proud mother, Gemma Marshall said: “It is a special lifetime event to share the honour of being born on the same day as the royal baby; particularly with one minute to spare”.

Babies born on the day receive a gift from the royal mint as 2,013 silver coins have been made. The pennies, struck in .925 sterling for the occasion commemorate the honour, as crossing palms of babies with silver is a traditional way of wishing them luck, health and wealth and in total, two babies were born at Pilgrim Hospital as a Wyberton lady also gave birth to a baby girl.