LIKE much of the Western world, Toowoomba mum Peta Michaelle has kept up-to-date with news of the royal baby for the past few months.

So when her labour pains started on July 22, she wondered if fellow mum-to-be Kate Middleton might also deliver her babe on the same day.

In a remarkable case of "mum knows best", Ms Michaelle gave birth to her second son Archer Vahe on the same day as the future King was born.

"I don't watch a lot of news and I rarely read magazines, but in the back of mind, I always wondered whether we would give birth on the same day," Ms Michaelle said.

"So when I went into labour at two o'clock, one of my first thoughts was 'I wonder if Kate will have her baby today'."

Baby Archer was one of nine babies born at the Toowoomba Hospital on July 22, 2013.

Six babies were also born at St Vincent's Hospital.

For self-proclaimed "royal watcher", Rosie Carpenter, her third child Charlie William couldn't have arrived on a better day.

"My mum is English and she loves the royal family," Mrs Carpenter said.

Mrs Carpenter said the very royal moniker "Charlie William" was a nod to family members, not the Prince Charles or the Duke of Cambridge.

Fellow mum Lara Sweedman was also chuffed at the arrival of her "prince", Preston Shane Wood who was born at St Vincent's Hospital.

"We have our own little prince," she said.


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London tourist soaks up atmosphere

HE WAS in London for the marriage of Charles and Diana in 1981. He was also there for the royal wedding of William to Catherine Middleton in 2011.

So it only seems fitting that Toowoomba's Stan Klan would be in London for the biggest royal event this year.

Coincidentally, Mr Klan was in the English capital on the same day as the latest royal family member was born.

"We arrived here yesterday morning," Mr Klan said from his London hotel.

"We are just fortunate to be here at this very precise time.

"The Mall is decked with flags; there are champagne bottles everywhere.

"The atmosphere is great."

Mr Klan is also the patron of the Toowoomba branch of the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.

He said he planned to spend yesterday soaking up the atmosphere before continuing his journey to America.

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