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Royal baby talk of high tea in Jax

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Updated: 7/23/2013 1:29 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Even in the heart of Jacksonville, you can find a little taste of England. And folks at Cozy Tea in Riverside have one newborn baby on their minds.

The newest Prince entered the world with a bang, actually 103 of them, as cannons fired to mark the royal occasion.

"Is this the queen's first great grandchild?" questioned Rosemary Harrell as she chatted with her friend Janet Killackey Tuesday inside Cozy Tea.

Across the pond, here in the states, the birth of William and Kate's baby boy is the talk of high tea.

Harrell and Killackey come to Cozy Tea once every few weeks.

"We discuss all things royal," Killackey joked.

"Yes! And all other things too," added Harrell.

They said Tuesday's visit was a no-brainer.

"We said, 'Well we have to go to the Cozy Tea!' To celebrate the birth of the royal baby," Harrell said.

Owner Shika Patel, originally from England, said they're planning a big celebration for Saturday. As for whether she'll name a crumpet in the tot's honor ...

"It's been so hectic and we've all been so nervously waiting about it I hadn't actually thought about that but we may have a special tea on Saturday," she said.

The ladies are surprised to see how big of news the birth was here in the U.S. But then again, they say it's easy to be mesmerized by the royal family.

"I think it's probably the romantic notion of royalty because we don't have it over here and it's just something magical, I guess," Patel said.

It is still anybody's guess when the world will get its first peak at what the newest member of the royal family looks like.

You can watch live coverage of the baby's first public appearance live on actionnewsjax.com
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