Borders families celebrate birth of babies alongside Royal family

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Three Borders babies will share their birthdays with the new Prince of Cambridge.

The trio of boys were born yesterday morning in Borders General Hospital, just hours before the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at 4.24pm, weighing 8lb 6oz, at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

At the BGH, Kyson Mackie-Brown was the first to be delivered at 3.22am, weighing 8lb 3.5oz.

Next to arrive was Hamish Laing at 9.22am, weighing 7lb 4.5oz, closely followed by baby Jack Johnstone who was delivered at 9.40am at 5lb 8oz.

An NHS Borders spokeswoman said: “Mums and babies are all doing well, and are delighted to share their special day with the Royal arrival.”