Prince and Sheffield baby share the same birthday and name

Prince William, Kate and Prince George
Prince William, Kate and Prince George
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By George he’s got it - the royal seal of approval, that is.

When proud Sheffield parents Nicole Berry and Duane Peacock welcomed their son into the world on the same day the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy they thought the similarities would end there.

Baby George Jonathan Francis Peacock born on the same day as Royal baby George  pictured with mum Nicole dad Duane and brother Finlay

Baby George Jonathan Francis Peacock born on the same day as Royal baby George pictured with mum Nicole dad Duane and brother Finlay

The couple, of Parson Cross, had already decided on the name George weeks in advance and made it official after the tiny tot was delivered at the city’s Jessop Wing on July 23.

But after three days of media speculation and public anticipation they were dumbfounded when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the name of the future monarch was the same.

Now Nicole, aged 23 and Duane, 25, are being forced to defend themselves to people who ask regularly if they copied the name from Wills and Kate.

Nicole’s grandmother even wrote to Buckingham Palace to inform the Royal Family of the coincidence.

And they received a congratulatory card which takes pride of place in the family home in Southey Green Road.

Mum-of-two Nicole said: “We can’t believe our luck.

“As far we know our baby George is the only baby named the same in Sheffield on the day.

“My Nan wrote to the Queen about our story and has just received a letter of congratulations from the lady in waiting, but we haven’t written to the parents of Prince George.

“Our George wasn’t due until August 2, so we didn’t even think they would have the same birthday.

“It was a big surprise when we found out.

“Duane was really excited about the royal baby, he kept checking his phone when I was in labour to see if it had been born.

She added: “We are always having to tell people that we picked the name first.”

Despite this it seems the babies’ likeness is all in the name - and birthday of July 22.

Photos of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge with his mum and dad released earlier this month have revealed a fair-haired little bundle of joy.

It is a stark contrast to Sheffield’s George Peacock, who has a thick of mane of dark hair.

Nicole told The Star: “Our George and the royal baby don’t look anything alike.”