London Eye to turn red, white and blue for royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their first child.

Press Association
Last updated: 6 May 2019 - 3.32pm

The London Eye will turn red, white and blue in honour of the birth of the royal baby.

The famous landmark will celebrate the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newborn by lighting up the night sky in the patriotic colours of the UK’s Union flag.

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Harry and Meghan are celebrating the birth of their first child (Hannah McKay/PA)

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’s birth were all marked in the same way.

The BT Tower in central London will also scroll a message of congratulations for Harry and Meghan.

Tower Bridge – which acts on instructions from either Buckingham Palace or Downing Street – is often illuminated to celebrate high-profile royal births.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge (John Walton/PA)

Royal babies are also usually commemorated with gun salutes in Green Park or Hyde Park and at the Tower of London.

But it is not yet known whether Harry and Meghan’s youngster will be accorded the tradition.

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Members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun royal salute in Hyde Park to mark the birth of Princess Charlotte (Dominic Lipinksi/PA)

The decision is in the Queen’s gift, and Baby Sussex is only seventh in line to the throne and not an HRH.

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