Sharing a special date with the royals

New Dewsbury & district babies, born on Monday 22nd July 2013, the same day as the new royal baby to Prince William & Kate.'Naomi & Ben Hamilton with two day old baby Arthur.'d308d331
New Dewsbury & district babies, born on Monday 22nd July 2013, the same day as the new royal baby to Prince William & Kate.'Naomi & Ben Hamilton with two day old baby Arthur.'d308d331

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.

New Dewsbury & district babies, born on Monday 22nd July 2013, the same day as the new royal baby to Prince William & Kate.'Shaziia Tanvir & Tanvir Hussain with two day old baby Qasim Tanvir. Also in the picture are the families other children.'d308b331

New Dewsbury & district babies, born on Monday 22nd July 2013, the same day as the new royal baby to Prince William & Kate.'Shaziia Tanvir & Tanvir Hussain with two day old baby Qasim Tanvir. Also in the picture are the families other children.'d308b331

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.”