Sheffield cousins share royal birthdays with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Nicole Berry and son George and Colette with son Nathan with proud Nan Andrea Berry, both children were born on the same day as the royal babies
Nicole Berry and son George and Colette with son Nathan with proud Nan Andrea Berry, both children were born on the same day as the royal babies

A Sheffield family are celebrating a very special royal connection - with two young cousins born on the same days as Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Nicole Berry had her son George on the same day that Prince George was born and now sister Colette has had baby Nathan on the same day that Princess Charlotte arrived.

Proud nan Andrea Berry said Nathan’s birth was especially poignant as her mother Margaret Morton, an ardent royalist who wrote to the Queen after George was born, died in December.

Andrea, who lives in Stocksbridge with the rest of the family based in Parson Cross, said the name of George had already been chosen before William and Kate made their announcement.

And she said the arrival of Nathan on the same day as Princess Charlotte had been very touching for the family given the recent loss of her mother.

Andrea said her mum would have been delighted to have a second birth in the family with a connection to the royal family.

She said: “When George was born, my mum wrote to the Queen twice.

“My mum passed away on December 28 and the funeral was horrendous because they dropped the coffin.

“When Nathan came along on the same day as the princess, it felt like was for my mum. She would have written to the Queen.

“It is the only positive in this year for our family.

“My mum would have been so pleased.”

After her mother wrote to Buckingham Palace in 2013 about the arrival of their family’s George on July 22, 2013, they were sent a card of congratulations in return.

Andrea said she would be writing to the Queen herself to let her know about Nathan’s arrival in honour of her mum.

Fourteen babies were born at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Jessop Wing on Saturday,.

They arrived on the same day that the Duchess of Cambridge also gave birth to her second child in London.