‘Gun salute’ to welcome the new royal baby

A baby sensory class in Belper is celebrating the birth of a royal baby to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their own version of a ‘gun salute’, bunting and the Westminster Bells.

William and Kate are now proud parents to a baby boy, who was delivered safely on Monday afternoon, weighing in at 8lb 6oz.

Celebrations have been taking place up and down the country but in Belper, Claire Shaw, who runs the baby sensory sessions at the Lion pub, will be giving tots and parents her own unique visual experience of the landmark occasion during her regular session at the Bridge Street venue on Friday.

Elsewhere, a street party has been organised for this Saturday, July 27, at Springwood Gardens in Belper, to celebrate the birth of the royal prince in London.

The party starts at 2 pm and it has a baby theme.

Claire said: “Our baby sensory sessions every week incorporate every possible sensory experience including baby signing, fibre optic light shows, amazing bouncy light balls, rainbows, bubbles, bells, holistic massage and much more.

“It is therefore great to incorporate all of these sensory experiences into special events such as the birth of a boyal baby”.

The palace annnounced on Monday that the Prince of Cambridge, who is third in line to the throne, arrived at 4.24pm.

The news was kept private before being announced to the world hours later.

Thousands of well-wishers descended on Buckingham Palace after the news broke.

Yesterday, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, wearing full dress uniform, rode past Buckingham Palace to Green Park where they staged a royal 41-gun salute.

From within the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital — where Diana, Princess of Wales, gave birth to him 31 years ago — Prince William, now a proud new father, issued a brief statement saying: “We could not be happier.”