THE birth of the royal baby has been making headlines the world over and local people are celebrating too.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8lb 6oz on Monday at 4.24pm, with Prince William saying the couple could not be happier.
The world is now eagerly awaiting the first picture of the prince and trying to guess the name of the future king, with James as the bookies favourite name with odds of 2/1 as the Gazette went to press.
But a group of women in Ruislip are more interested in what the newborn will be wearing when he first appears in public, after sending Kate Middleton some hand-knitted baby clothes.
The Free Knitting Workshop, which meets at Ruislip Manor Library, in Linden Avenue, twice a month, also made a patchwork quilt for the newborn, after writing to Clarence House and getting permission from the Duchess herself.
One of the founders of the group, Sheeri Kapada, told the Gazette in May: We would be absolutely delighted to see the baby wearing one of our creations. Were so pleased to be given this amazing opportunity.