Royal baby news: Kate and William’s baby given rug from same English mill that made one for Queen.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby has been given a pram rug made by the same English mill that made one for the Queen.

Otterburn Mill in Northumberland was asked by Buckingham Palace officials 87 years ago to make a bespoke rug for the Queen.

And the tradition has been kept up with the mill giving one to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their newborn.

The mill, close to the Scottish Borders, was popular with the aristocracy for its tweeds and woollens, and it began manufacturing soft baby rugs to fit prams.

The mill’s present day owner Euan Pringle hoped to keep the royal tradition alive by sending one to William and Kate.

He said: “We are delighted to carry on a tradition that started with a Royal visit to Northumberland so many years ago, and hope it continues with the new generation – we wish them all the best with their new arrival.”

Kate and William’s baby is due at the “end of the week”, according to the Duchess of Cornwall.

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