By Greg Milam, US correspondent

In the Duchess of Sussex's home neighbourhood, it is fair to say the celebrations were somewhat muted.

But there was no mistaking the pride and goodwill at news of the birth of LA's first royal baby.

It is five thousand miles from Windsor to Windsor Hills in Los Angeles, the neighbourhood where Meghan Markle grew up and where her mother still lives, but the early morning news featured high up the news bulletins.

At the Simply Wholesome health food shop, customers told us they were "elated" and "delighted". One even said "it's really a trip".

Image: Meghan Markle with her mother, Doria Ragland

Local news crews set up across the road from the family home. A city used to a hierarchy of its own sort of royalty is now feasting on being part of the real thing.


There was no hiding the delight a few miles away at the Rose Cottage Tea Room. Meghan once had tea in this small slice of England in California and the birth was big news.

Life-size cut-outs of the royals, standing behind a pushchair – that's a "stroller" to Americans – adorned the outside, baby scones were being baked inside. The first of the day's customers gushed at the news.

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"We're delighted that all is well and the baby's well, the mother is well, it is great news," said proprietor Mary Fry.

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In such a diverse city as Los Angeles, there is some surprise that the birth of a biracial baby into the Royal Family has become noteworthy.

But comedian Angie Stocker, a mum of two in her own biracial family, says the conversation can only be helpful.

She said: "Being biracial is out there. It's not crazy,Read More – Source

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