Hemel Hempstead baby Joel arrives early to share special royal birthday

Baby Joel Patrick was born on the same day as the royal arrival. He is pictured with proud dad Rob Young, from Hemel Hempstead.
Baby Joel Patrick was born on the same day as the royal arrival. He is pictured with proud dad Rob Young, from Hemel Hempstead.

This little bundle of joy came into the world five days earlier than expected to share his birthday with the special royal arrival this week.

Baby Joel Patrick is one of 16 bouncing babies born at Watford General Hospital on the same day that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became parents for the first time.

Joel’s parents Rob and Rebecca Young, from Hemel Hempstead, said it was ‘unexpected but exciting’. “We are looking forward to taking our little Hemel prince back home,” said proud dad Rob.