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London parties down for the royal baby

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By David Stewart White

It's been royal party time in London for the past three years: a royal wedding in 2011, a royal diamond jubilee in 2012, and now in 2013 the city celebrates a royal baby. Somewhere in the middle, London also managed to host the Summer Olympics.

London residents and lucky visitors will have no problem finding the city's official royal baby celebrations—they need only follow the sounds of canon fire to historic Green Park just across the street from Buckingham Palace.

In any significant British royal or national milestone, crowds gather around the nearby Victoria Monument. The announcement of the birth of a future king or queen is no exception. A 41-gun salute from Green Park marks this historic event. If tradition holds, the royal birth proclamation is brought from St. Mary's Hospital, north of Hyde Park, and displayed on an easel behind the gates of Buckingham Palace.

That's the dignified and official royal birth announcement; a more raucous celebration ensues in London's pubs and bars.

For more of "royal London" tourists can visit Buckingham Palace, starting on July 27 and continuing through September. Kensington Palace—where William, Kate, and the new baby will live—is also a popular sight open to the public. The Museum of London features a special royal baby exhibit, open through September.

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