Baby King rules in Tameside as he prepares to celebrate his birthday right royally
15 April 2019

The Leigh-Lyons family of Ashton-under-Lyne are busy preparing for the first birthday of their little boy and plan to give him a party befitting his name…

Baby King was delivered at Tameside Hospital last year on April 23, 2018, just 19 minutes ahead of Prince Louis. He weighed in at 7lbs 13oz and despite his grand name he’s very easy going says mum Emma, and loves his two brothers, Kenzo (13) and Kassius, who’s eight.

Emma, who is a trainee theatre nurse at Tameside explains: “As he’s getting older he’s often getting into mischief and is keen to be part of the family fun. He’s a very happy chap, always smiling and there’s been no stopping him since he started walking at ten months. He loves playing with footballs, singing and music, and his face lights up when he sees his brothers and his Nana, who looks after him when I’m at university or on placement at the hospital.”

The family decided on the name King weeks before he was born and only realised later that evening that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to her little prince on the same day.

“I think it was the midwife who delivered us who made a joke about a prince in London but a King in Tameside. I have to stay the care I received was amazing and worthy of a royal seal of approval. As I’m part of the theatre team it was like being looked after by family, and the support they have continued to give has been wonderful,” Emma added.

The family have decided on a street party theme to celebrate King’s big day on April 20 – Easter Saturday – so friends and relatives can all be invited.