Jersey's 'royal babies' given £100 note

£100 note
Image caption The notes are legal tender and were released to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

Babies born in Jersey on the same day as the newest member of the Royal Family are being given £100 notes by the island's government.

The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was born at 16:24 BST on Monday but has not yet been named.

A health department spokesman said three babies girls were born on the same day.

The £100 notes, which show the first official holographic portrait of the Queen, were released last year.

The specially-framed notes have been organised by the Treasury and Resources and Health and Social Services departments.

Deputy Anne Pryke, Health and Social Services Minister, said: "The royal birth is a very special event for every territory which has the Queen as head of state, including Jersey.

"I think it's appropriate that we mark the occasion by making a gift like this."

Senator Philip Ozouf, Treasury and Resources Minister, said: "We hope the engraved framed notes will mark the special day for the children for years to come."

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