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Villa congratulate William and Kate on birth of baby boy

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Villa congratulate William and Kate on birth of baby boy

Villa would like to extend congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy.

The Duke is a huge Villa fan and it is hoped that his new son will be brought up in the claret and blue tradition.

As a birthday present, Villa chiefs have sent the 8lbs 6oz baby a new kit with the appropriate letters 'HRH' and the number '1' on the back.

Let's hope he dribbles for Villa in the coming weeks and months ahead.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011, watched on television by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

The couple announced they were expecting their first child in December 2012.

Their son - third in line to the throne - arrived at 16.24pm, much to the delight of fans and staff in B6.

The Duke of Cambridge has never spoken of his decision to follow the club but it is believed he began following the team in his early days at Eton.

The son of Prince Charles attended the 2000 FA Cup semi-final between Villa and Bolton and went into the dressing room to congratulate the players on reaching the showpiece event after the game.

Prince Charles revealed, when he opened the Trinity Road Stand in 2001, that he was under orders to return to Buckingham Palace with a pair of Villa socks for William.

The club sent him presents to commemorate his 21st birthday.

He was spotted over Christmas 2011 donning Villa socks as he enjoyed a game of football with his pals one winter morning.

And schoolchildren celebrated the marriage of William and Kate by taking to the Villa Park pitch and cheering their approval.

Snap up the infant kits now for your bonny babies.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 22nd July 2013
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