As the world waited for news of the royal baby in London, another little miracle was being born in Dewsbury.
Just before 8pm, Shazia Tanvir gave birth to a baby boy, Qasim, at Dewsbury District Hospital.
But away from the glare of the cameras at St Mary’s Hospital in West London, Mrs Tanvir, of Dewsbury Moor, was just happy to give birth to a healthy 7lb baby.
Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated the arrival of their son, who was born at 4.24pm on Monday.
Mrs Tanvir’s husband, lorry driver Tanvir Hussain, 42, said: “We are very lucky having a son on the same day as a baby who may be the future king.”
Little Qasim was just one of nine babies born at Dewsbury Hospital on Monday. Among them was 7lb 3oz Arthur Hamilton, born around 2.30pm to mum Naomi and dad Benjamin Hunt, of Cleckheaton.
Mrs Hamilton, 19, said: “Kate came out of the hospital looking gorgeous. I reckon she will be a really good mum.
“My little boy shares a birthday with their baby.”
Mr Hunt, 20, added: “They have stolen our thunder! I think my baby is prettier.”