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Who could the royal baby share their birthday with?

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The Duchess of Sussex went into labour with her first child on Monday May 6.

The newest addition to the Windsors is looking set to be a Bank Holiday royal baby and share their birthday with Hollywood actor George Clooney.

Buckingham Palace said an announcement will made be soon, after the Duchess of Sussex went into labour on Monday morning.

Celebrity birthdays on May 6 – the early May bank holiday this year – include the Sussexes’s friend Clooney, now 58, who has holidayed with them and attended their wedding last year.

George Clooney
Amal and George Clooney at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Tony Blair
Former prime minister Tony Blair was born on May 6 1953 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

The baby, who will be seventh in line to the throne, was always expected to arrive before Harry and Meghan’s first wedding anniversary on May 19, with the duchess saying her due date was end of April or early May.

Meghan is thought to be several days overdue, amid speculation she might have been induced.

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Meghan and Harry
Soon-to-be parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Jonathan Brady/PA)

But Buckingham Palace said on Friday his planned trip to the Hague for the launch of the Invictus Games 2020 on Thursday May 9 would still go ahead.

If the duke does carry on with the trip, it would mean leaving behind new mother Meghan and their baby, who would only be two or three days old.

The baby’s grandfather the Prince of Wales is beginning a four-day official visit to Germany with the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday May 7.

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The youngster’s star sign will be a Taurus, and the birth stone for May is an Emerald.

May 6 anniversaries include the wedding anniversary of the Queen’s late sister Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, who became the Earl of Snowdon,  who wed in Westminster Abbey in 1960.

The pair divorced in 1978.

Princess Margaret's wedding
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones wave to the crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding on May 6 1960 (PA)

On May 6 1937, the German airship Hindenburg exploded at its moorings in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 of the 97 people aboard.

In 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile on the Iffley Road track in Oxford, in three minutes 59.4 seconds.

In 1966, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors murderers, were found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

In 1994, the Queen and France’s then President Francois Mitterrand opened the Channel Tunnel, and Nelson Mandela and the ANC were confirmed as the winners in South Africa’s first post-apartheid election.

The Queen at the Channel Tunnel
French President Francois Mitterand and the Queen prepare to cut the ribbon at the new terminal for the Channel Tunnel at Coquelles, France in 1994 (Tim Ockenden/PA)

It is also the anniversary of the birth of the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud in 1856, and of Italian silent screen heartthrob Rudolph Valentino in 1895.

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