Britain pins its hopes on national feelgood factor

Will the combination of good weather, a new royal baby and a string of sporting successes finally get the British economy moving again? Conal Urquhart reports from London.

27th July, 2013
Kate Middleton and Prince William with the newborn Prince George. Photo: Getty

As the newest member of the British royal family was brought home to the apartments of Kensington Palace by his parents, in a different wing of the palace, tourists were buying part of the new baby experience in the gift shop.

The lucky silver pennies at £29.99 had sold out, but there were both pink and blue baby's first tooth enamel boxes (£75) or golden baby brogues (£95).

The birth of George Alexander Louis to...

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