For most people turning 12 is not seen as a particularly special birthday.
However, for Ruth Bedingham from Haywards Heath it is extra special.
She turned 12 years old today - 12/12/12 at 12noon.
Ruth, who lives in Manaton Close, said: “It feels really special yet slightly weird to be 12 at 12 on the 12th of the 12th 2012. “I have been looking forward to it for ages and I am really excited that it is finally here.”
This is the last time a number alignment will occur in the 21st century – the next time will be in the 22nd century on January 1st 2101: 01/01/01.