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Dagenham mums welcome their babies on the same day as Kate Middleton

PUBLISHED: 11:57 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:34 23 July 2013

Chantelle Jones with baby Daisy-Marie at Queens hospital in Romford. The baby girl was born at 6:40   Photo by Ellie Hoskins

Chantelle Jones with baby Daisy-Marie at Queens hospital in Romford. The baby girl was born at 6:40 Photo by Ellie Hoskins

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Kate Middleton gave birth to the future King of England yesterday but there were some equally as special babies born here on the same day.

Shirley Shadung with baby Angela at Queens hospital in Romford. The baby girl was born at 11:58   Photo by Ellie HoskinsShirley Shadung with baby Angela at Queens hospital in Romford. The baby girl was born at 11:58 Photo by Ellie Hoskins

Chantelle Jones gave birth to her own little princess - her fourth daughter - after a long 72-hour labour.

She went into hospital on Sunday and it wasn’t until 6.40am on Monday morning that little Daisy-Marie arrived, weighing in at a healthy 8lb 11oz.

The 26-year-old mum from Marlborough Road, Dagenham, said: “She is such a good baby. She is like a little mouse when she cries. My daughters are really excited to meet her.”

Giving birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge was a slight recompense for enduring such a drawn-out labour at Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

“My last baby was born within 20 minutes so I was expecting half an hour or so. It was a long wait but when I found out about Kate [giving birth on the same day] I thought the 72 hours wasn’t so bad, it makes it just that bit more special,” she said.

Also celebrating a new arrival to the family was Shirley Shadung, of Rainham Road South, who welcomed her third child - and this time it was a girl to join her two sons, aged one and three-years-old.

The 32-year-old gave birth by Caesarean section at 11.58am with baby Angela weighing 6lb 2oz.

She said: “It went really well. She is sleeping and eating and I am now walking around. The boys are so excited to meet their sister and my husband Vincent was really happy to find out it was a girl.”

She too received the surprise news that Kate had given birth on the same day as her.

“It was really overwhelming to know that. I think it’s really special,” she said.


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