The royal family will be celebrating today as the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl at 8:34am this morning, in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington.
Alongside the royal baby, some other well-known names are also celebrating their birthday today:
David Beckham, 40 today
The former England international footballer is a worldwide superstar after coming to fame as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning Manchester United side.
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), 43 today
Came to prominence as a wrestler in WWF before becoming an actor and film producer. Featured in both the Mummy and Fast and Furious films series’.
Donatella Versace, 60 today
Italian chief designer and Vice President of the international Versace fashion Group.
Brian Lara, 46 today
One of the greatest cricketers of all-time, the only batsman to have ever scored a single, double , triple, quadruple and quintuple centuries in first class games over the course of a senior career. Holds the highest first class and test innings records.
Sir James Dyson, 67 today
Founder of the Dyson company, his net worth in 2013 was reported by the Sunday Times at £3 billion.
Ellie Kemper, 35 today
A comedy actress who starred in the US Office, 21 Jump Street and Bridesmaids. Currently is the lead in Tina Fey written Netflix comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Lily Allen, 30 today
Her first single ‘Smile’ topped the UK charts in 2006 and she’s had similar success with ‘The Fear’ and ‘Hard out Here’ in more recent years. The daughter of Keith Allen and her younger brother, Alfie, plays Theon Greyjoy in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Catherine the Great, born 1729
Most renowned and longest-ruling female leader of Russia, until her death at the age of 67. Under her reign the country grew to become one of the strongest countries in Europe.
Battle of Hogwarts, 2 May 1998
The fictional battle in the last book of the Harry Potter series, the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling.
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