Royal date for Emily and mum Stephanie

23/067/13. John Devlin. LIVINGSTON. St John's hospital. Baby Emily Mullen born on same day as royal baby boy. Mum Stephanie.
23/067/13. John Devlin. LIVINGSTON. St John's hospital. Baby Emily Mullen born on same day as royal baby boy. Mum Stephanie.
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A mum from Queensferry gave birth to her own ‘little princess’ on the same day as the Royal baby was born.

Stephanie Mullen (21) gave birth to baby Emily at 7.58am on Monday, July 21 at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

While the Duchess arrived at St Mary’s Hospital around 5.30am and gave birth to Prince George roughly 11 hours later, it was not quite so straightforward for Stephanie.

She went into labour last Saturday morning and was sent home before having to return later that evening. Stephanie and fiance Ben Kinnell expected a normal birth but when young Emily decided to move inside the womb and her shoulder became stuck, the young mum had to undergo an emergency caesearian section after a whopping 54 hours in labour.

As mum was still in recovering from her marathon birth on Wednesday, dad Ben, an apprentice painter and decorator, said both were exhuasted but overjoyed at the new birth, saying: “We knew we were having a girl but thought Emily would have been born days earlier. We had spoken about how it would be great if the Royal couple had a girl too so that we both could have ‘little princesses’ but they ruined that plan.

“We were not aware that the Kate had gone into hospital and when I tried to explain that to Stephanie later that night, all she could muster was ‘that’s good’.”

The couple will return to Moubray Grove where Stephanie’s mum Amanda will be on hand to assist her daughter in her early days of motherhood. Young Emily, along with seven other babies born at St John’s, will now share her birthday with the future king.