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Royal baby-style easel for Yeovil Town Alan Tate signing

image captionThe royal easel at Buckingham Palace - and the one marking the 'arrival' of Alan Tate at Yeovil

Yeovil Town have marked the loan signing of Swansea City defender Alan Tate by posting an image of a royal baby-style message on an easel outside the club's ground.

An easel was used on Monday to formally announce the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son, the third in line to the throne.

And the Championship new boys re-created it for their own new arrival.

It also uses similar wording on the actual certificate.

"Yeovil Town Football Club was safely delivered of a loan defender at 1pm today," the message said.

"Alan Tate from Swansea City has signed until 2nd January 2014."

The club's media officer James Healey said he came up with the idea after being woken in the middle of the night by a thunderstorm.

He said: "We knew Tate was signing and we thought we could do something a bit different to announce it.

"With all the royal baby stuff going on, we thought about having a go at doing this."

Fans will not be able to visit the ground to view the message however as it is a computer-generated image.

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  • Swansea's Tate joins Yeovil on loan