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What does new baby mean for monarchy?

The BBC's Mark Easton reports on the different reactions that the arrival of the royal baby has provoked.

Campaigners for the abolition of the monarchy say the birth of the new prince has raised new questions about Britain and its democratic values.

But others insist the birth will boost the popularity of the royal family which according to opinion polls is already high following the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the royal wedding.

The BBC's Mark Easton reports.

  • 23 Jul
  • From the section UK