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Photo Gallery: Royal baby congratulations dominate a wet Sandringham Flower Show

PUBLISHED: 08:27 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 08:27 01 August 2013

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at a rainy Sandringham Flower Show 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at a rainy Sandringham Flower Show 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher

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Rain did not deter visitors to today's Sandringham Flower Show who were eager to ask the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, about the arrival of the Royal baby.

A ‘congratulations’ banner was even hung out as the Prince of Wales exited the first Royal Marquee, while cards, teddy bears and flowers were handed to the couple as they toured the annual event to shake hands with those who had waited hours in the rain to see them.

They included Sheila Clark, 55, who travelled from as far away as Glasgow in Scotland to present the Royal couple with a blue embroidered teddy bear for baby George.

“I come to the flower show every year but I particularly wanted to do something this time,” Mrs Clark said. “I embroidered his name on it and on its feet I had his weight and time of birth.”

Elizabeth Dack, 62, from Stoke Holy Cross, also made a card congratulating the pair on being grandparents, complete with a stunning picture of a swallowtail butterfly - a vanishing species which can only be seen in a few places, including the Norfolk Broads.

“He was very pleased with the card and really pleased to hear you can still see swallowtail butterflies on the Broads,” Mrs Dack said.

The Royal couple also offered a few glimpses into what Prince George was like.

“I said to Camilla: ‘What does the baby look like?’ revealed 73-year-old Freda Aspinall, from Chatteris.

“She said that he looks absolutely gorgeous - that he doesn’t really look like anyone else at the moment but that he’s a really beautiful baby.”

Read tomorrow’s EDP for more about what happened at today’s Sandringham Flower Show.

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