A father has credited Britain's Prince Andrew for helping along the birth of his son after he advised his overdue wife to eat a curry.
The 54-year-old royal was thanked by Lieutenant Tom Lofthouse and his wife Judy for helping them welcome the child into the world after he suggested the mother-to-be snack on the spicy food in order to speed the process along.
Judy - who was a week overdue - ate a curry following the ceremony attended by the Duke of York at the Royal Navy Wings Parade in Somerset last week, and quickly went into labour, reports the Daily Express newspaper.
Lieutenant Lofthouse said: "The Duke of York advised my wife to have a curry which we did that evening and it seemed to do the trick."
The couple have also honoured Prince Andrew for his role in their son's birth by including the royal's name in the newborn's moniker.
He added: "We couldn't resist adding Andrew as a middle name.
"He is Arthur Thomas Andrew Lofthouse."