VIDEO: Parents welcome their own princes and princesses

Seven babies were born in Kettering hospital were born on the same day as the new Prince of Cambridge, with their parents able to collect a commemorative coin to mark the occasion.

The Royal Mint is producing the coins to hand out to those who share a birthday with the third in line to the throne.

Happy couple Kayleigh Mobbs and Matt Rock who had a baby Lewis, delivered on the same day as Kate and William's baby at Kettering's General Hospital.

Happy couple Kayleigh Mobbs and Matt Rock who had a baby Lewis, delivered on the same day as Kate and William's baby at Kettering's General Hospital.

The first child of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on Monday, July 22.

Marshal and Nancy Mataya, from Corby, welcomed Helen, their third child and first daughter, into the world at 9.42am on Monday. She was born by Caesarean section, and Nancy said it was a pleasant surprise the Royal baby held out until the day her procedure was booked in for.

“We were hoping it would come on the same day,” Marshal added.

And Nancy said: “Now we have our very own royal in the family.”

Five and a half hours older than Helen is baby Lewis, who weighed in at 8lb 5oz.

Mum Kayleigh Mobbs, from Corby, said: “He was three days late so I think he held on for it. It still hasn’t quite sunk in.”

And dad Matt Rock said they would be applying for a commemorative coin, adding: “It’s something nice for him when he’s older. It means a lot to our family, to my nan and Kayleigh’s aunt.”

Parents Ria Hearn and Ian Cato, also from Corby, welcomed twin daughters Freya and Bella into the world, nearly four weeks before their due date.

Ria admitted the significance of her daughters’ birthday was not the first thing on her mind, adding: “It didn’t mean anything on Monday, I was in too much pain.”

Anna Piwowarczyk and Pawel Podolski, from Wellingborough, are now proud parents to 6lb 10oz Alex, born at lunchtime on Monday.

“I am really happy. Everything will be different now,” Anna said.