Tickhill family celebrating their ‘Royal’ infant

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As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a baby, a Doncaster couple were gazing into the eyes of their own princess.

Baby Grace Conyers was born a month early, just hours after Prince William and Kate’s bundle of joy arrived.

The delivery at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop was completely unexpected for mum Lyndsey Sneap and dad Adrian Conyers, who had been given a due date of May 30.

Baby Grace, who weighed 5lb 9oz, is the second daughter for the Tickhill couple, who are also parents to three-year-old Olivia,

Speaking about the unexpected delivery, proud dad Adrian said: “Grace came totally unexpected at 36weeks born at Bassetlaw Hospital.

“Lyndsey was in labour for a total of two-and-a-half hours.

“We had a mad rush to the hospital and telephoned on the way to get them to meet us.

“We arrived at 9.20am and Grace was born at 9.33am.

“It was lovely to have Grace on the same day as the Royal baby, which we were informed of by the midwife at the hospital.”

And it seems sister Olivia is also keen to offer a helping hand to her parents when it comes to looking after the little one.

Lyndsey said: “Olivia says that it is brilliant.

“She wants to play with Grace and to change her nappy.

Prince William and Kate took their newborn daughter home on Saturday night, just 10 hours after she was born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in West London.

The baby girl is fourth in line to the throne, after her grandfather Prince Charles, father, and one-year-old brother Prince George.

To mark the royal birth, the Royal Mint is producing silver pennies for babies born on the same day – something baby Grace is now set to receive.