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Westminster landmarks to be lit up in blue in honour of Prince George's first birthday

The Marble Arch fountains and the Golden Jubilee Bridge will be illuminated from 8pm as part of the celebrations

Prince George turns one today

London landmarks are to be lit up in blue this evening to mark Prince George's first birthday.

The Golden Jubilee Bridge and the fountains at Marble Arch will be illuminated between 8pm and midnight today (July 22).

Westminster City Council is putting on the show for the third-in-line a year after they alternated blue and pink lights every minute on landmarks until the official announcement was made that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a boy at the Lindo Wing of Paddington's St Mary's Hospital - when the landmarks stayed blue.

The Queen was spotted arriving at Kensington Palace at around 4:15pm for her great grandson's birthday.

Robert Davis, deputy leader of the council, said: “Turning these iconic landmarks blue once again is a fitting way to recapture some of the excitement of last July and a great way to mark the Prince’s first birthday.

“My congratulations go to all the Royal Family on this day and on behalf of everyone at Westminster City Council, I would like to wish His Royal Highness Prince George a very happy first birthday.”

The landmarks will be illuminated by 1,800 coloured LED energy-efficient bulbs and 16,500 feet of connecting cabling.

 

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