A City celebrates the Royal birth

AS THE world’s eyes were fixed on a hospital in Paddington yesterday, how did the City celebrate the birth of the new Royal baby?

Insurance market Lloyd’s honoured tradition by ringing its historic Lutine Bell (right), while in Tower Bridge the Honourable Artillery Company fired off an impressive gun salute (below).

But there was less baby hysteria over in the heart of the City. The View from The Shard yesterday offered free tickets for people who share the baby’s birthday. So 24 hours after the birth, was the skyscraper inundated visitors?

Apparently not – only nine lucky Leos had taken up the offer.