THE royal baby’s date of birth was a cause for extra celebration for one Pembrokeshire couple, as guessing Archie’s weight and birth date led to them winning a special prize.

Dan and Hayli Gibson had more cause for celebration than most at the news of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child.

The couple, who have been married for over 27 years, correctly predicted the date and gender of Meghan and Prince Harry’s son, making them the winners of a long-running campaign from Macdonald Windsor Hotel.

While Dan and Hayli predicted a time of 12.56pm, they were the closest entry by correctly guessing that the future Earl of Dumbarton would be a male born on May 6.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Monday, May 6, at 5.26am and weighed 7lbs 3oz.

The Gibsons are now set to return to Macdonald Windsor Hotel for an all expenses weekend break, compliments of the hotel.

Dan Gibson said: “We are over the moon to hear about the birth of baby Archie. I served in the British Army for 24 years and I am a huge fan of the Royal Family.

“We were in Windsor to attend a function with the Coldstream Guards in Victoria Barracks and are excited to be returning to the Macdonald Windsor Hotel.”

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The Macdonald is stylish four-star hotel located across from Windsor Castle and has suites overlooking the procession route taken by Harry and Meghan on their wedding day.

The hotel collected more than 600 predictions in the run up to the birth.

Philip Lewis, general manager of Macdonald Windsor Hotel said: “What started out as a bit of fun for the guests, quickly became the most popular contest in town, with locals and visitors alike heading to the hotel to give their prediction.

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to Dan and Hayli for not only predicting the correct date, but also the gender of the new royal. We look forward to welcoming them back to the hotel in the near future.”