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The "great Kate wait" may have been over at 4.24pm on Monday but the new parents kept their happy news to themselves for 4 hours before the Palace issued a press release, announcing that the Duchess of Cambridge "had been delivered of a son". It was a break with tradition. In the past, the first the public knew of a royal baby's gender was when the birth notice was placed in a gilded frame in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
The notice did still go up much to the delight of thousands of people who had gathered at the palace gates to witness the historic moment. They hailed from around the world – Dubai, Mexico, Australia, Israel – and amid the jubilant celebrations queued patiently to capture a photograph of the birth notice largely with their iPhones – a sign possibly of things to come for this new royal heir.
Becky Anderson talks to 74-year-old Aloka Mitra who rescues girls from human trafficking and domestic violence in India.
One of the most popular fashion stores on the high street has joined the fight against human trafficking – and it's thanks to the support of a British royal. TopShop has just introduced the new accessory to its stores and is hoping it will put a dent in modern day slavery.
She is one of the biggest stars in the Arab world. Likened to Britney Spears – the Beirut-born Nancy Ajram was discovered as a child. By the age of 12 – she'd already won several awards on talent shows. And with the encouragement of her father, she set off on a path to stardom. Now Nancy is using her fame to become an advocate for underprivileged children and three years ago became UNICEF's first female ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa. Hear what Nancy Ajram had to tell Becky.
To say there's interest in the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy would be an understatement. One renowned photographer has already gotten a behind-the-scenes look at the baby. It's so exclusive in fact – you might say she dreamed the whole thing up. Becky caught up with Alison Jackson to reveal all.