IN PICTURES: Meet the South London Healthcare Trust royal babies

PUBLISHED: 16:49 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:24 24 July 2013

Baby Anja with mum Valerija Tadic and dad Ian Tharp, born just four minutes after the royal prince

Baby Anja with mum Valerija Tadic and dad Ian Tharp, born just four minutes after the royal prince


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby was not the only new arrival yesterday (July 22).

One little bundle of joy, Anja Tharp, arrived just four minutes after the royal prince entered the world.

Anja, born at 4.28pm, was born to dad Ian and mum Valerija Tadic at Princess Royal University Hospital in the Bromley.

One first-time mum, 21-year-old Katie Boultbee of Shortlands, said she was ‘over the moon’ that her daughter, Leyla Gardner, was born on the same day as the royal baby.

She said: “It’s an honour for our babies to have the same birthday.

“I’m a big royalist. It sounds like my labour was a little bit more complicated. Layla had her cord around her neck twice and I had to be induced but thankfully everything was alright.”

Layla was born about half an hour after the Duchess of Cornwall went into labour yesterday morning and weighed 6lb 8oz.

Rajenda Bhatta, whose son Pranshu was born in Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich said: “We feel very grateful to have our baby on the same as the Royal Family baby. Congratulations to Kate and William and all other parents having babies on this day.”

See more babies who were born yesterday in the gallery on the right-hand side.

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