Royal celebration in East Dunbartonshire as provost and politicians say bonjour to baby!

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EAST Dunbartonshire has joined the world in welcoming the safe arrival of the royal baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thanked hospital staff for their “tremendous” care after the birth of Britain’s newest prince.

Una Walker, Provost of East Dunbartonshire said: “On behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire I’d like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.

“I wish them all good health and happiness.”

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Fiona McLeod said: “Congratulations to Lord and Lady Strathearn and I hope they enjoy parenthood every bit as much as I did.”

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Gregg McClymont added: “I was absolutely delighted to hear of the safe arrival of the new prince.

“A royal birth is a very special occasion and I would like to send my warmest wishes to William and Catherine, as well as every other couple who became parents for the first time this week.”

Prince William was at the hospital for the birth at 4.24pm on Monday, and stayed with his wife and son overnight.

Kensington Palace said in a statement: “Mother, son and father are all doing well.”

The couple said: “We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received.

“We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients and visitors – for their understanding during this time.”

Prince William had earlier said the couple “could not be happier” following the birth of the 8lb 6oz boy.

There has been no word yet on what the couple plan to name the prince.

The Herald is looking for parents of any East Dunbartonshire newborn welcomed to the world on Monday, July 22, 2013.

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