"Kate must have been wearing a fake belly showing to the people that she was pregnant"
Over the weekend, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed the birth of their second child, a daughter they named Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Almost as soon as Kate and Wills stepped out of the hospital with their newborn princess swaddled in their arms (just hours after she was born), conspiracy theorists started a campaign of theories ranging from claims that the baby was born via surrogate days ago to claims that the baby in Kate‘s arms was a doll. The loudest of these conspiracy theories are coming from Russia, obvs, and are honestly too silly to even consider taking seriously … OR ARE THEY?! More »
... on Instagram
You know, it’s a sign of the times when the official birth certificate of a new born princess is shared with the world on Instagram … like we see here with the release of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana‘s certificate of live birth. Official documents like this pertaining to members of the British royal family have been made immediately available to members of the public for many, many years but in this age of social media that immediacy has gotten even more instantaneous. As you can see below, the information on Princess Charlotte‘s birth certificate is pretty standard … but you have to see the occupations listed for her royal parents. Have a look. More »
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
At last … at last we know the name of Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s newborn baby daughter. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to choose Star Wars Day (May 4th) as the day that they announced the name of their just born princess … who the royal couple have named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. I think many people felt pretty certain that the baby girl’s name would have either Diana (for Willy‘s mum) or Elizabeth (for Willy‘s gran) in her name … and now we learn that she has both, after her first name Charlotte (for Willy‘s father Charles — the next in line for the British crown). I love it. The little princess will be known formally as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge … which is a bit title for a wee little girl. More »
No name announcement today, I'm afraid
The newborn Princess of Cambridge has only been born for a day or so and already she is the talk of the town … er, world. Prince Harry, the newborn royal baby’s uncle, has yet to meet the little miss because he is on the other side of the planet doing his royal duties in Australia until the end of May … but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have anything to say about his newborn niece. When asked about the princess’s birth, Harry happily shared his opinion that she is “absolutely beautiful” … a sentiment that pretty much the rest of us have about the second born child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. More »
There's no place like palace
Just hours after we learned that Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed the birth of their second child today and moments after we saw photos of their eldest child, Prince George, making his way into the hospital to meet the newborn princess, we learn that the royal family has already left the hospital bound for home. Prince William and Kate stepped outside the Lido Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital with baby princess in arms just a short time ago … and already home, safe and sound. We still do not know what the couple have named their baby girl but I suspect her name will be announced at some point this weekend. Considering how quickly everything is progressing with royal baby #2, we may get the next big update in about 45 seconds.
Earlier this morning, we learned the happy news that Kate Middleton and Prince William FINALLY welcomed the birth of their second child — a girl! Right now, we get to see the first photos of Prince William bringing his son Prince George to St. Mary’s Hospital to meet the newborn princess for the first time. At this point, we don’t know what the royal couple have decided to name their baby girl but I suspect we’ll get that news shortly. For now, let’s just focus on how big Prince George has grown in the extremely cute photos of him below. More »
Little Prince or Princess???
The best part about the arrival of the second royal baby has been learning that Kensington Palace has a Twitter account, and the tweets are incredible. But we’ll get to that in a minute. The Royal baby has safely arrived! Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their second child, and FIRST PRINCESS this morning. Prince George‘s new little sister arrived just hours after mum was admitted to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Click inside to welcome the Royal baby girl!
A soldier's work is ever done
Back in March we learned that Prince Harry announced that he will be retiring from British military service in June so that he can focus on other royal duties but today we get to see a nice set of new photos of Harry on a recent military deployment in Australia. Altho the prince’s retirement is imminent, he still had this deployment in Oz to complete as well as a deployment in New Zealand next month before he formally retires in June. I previously lamented the fact that we wouldn’t be able to see photos of Harry in his military garb anymore … but thankfully, we still have a few photos to look forward to before his retirement in June. Enjoy.
"I will continue to wear the uniform ... for the rest of my life"
After serving the British armed forces for 10 years, Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales has formally announced his retirement from the military. Prince Harry issued an official statement earlier today that celebrates his accomplishments in the British Army and hints at what the future may hold for him moving forward. In honor of Harry‘s decade of military service, the gallery presented here showcases various photos of Captain Harry Wales over the years as a proud British solider. Click below to read the full text of Harry‘s military retirement statement as issued by Kensington Palace. More »
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, paid a visit to the set of Downton Abbey in London earlier today and as she toured the various areas of Ealing Studios, she posed for a few photos with the cast and crew. Click through the gallery to see photos of Kate and Downton actors Michelle Dockery, Brendan Coyle, Jim Carter, Sopie McShera, Lesley Nicol and Joanne Froggatt as well as members of the Downton crew. As I understand it, Kate was on hand today to watch a future episode of Downton Abbey being filmed so I’m sure it was fun for her. No doubt, Kate‘s visit was a thrill for the cast and crew. I am so painfully behind on my Downton Abbey that I don’t even know what is going on (er, what went on) this season so … I need to catch up. Kate looks great as her second pregnancy carries on. I believe she is 8 months pregnant so … royal baby no. 2 should be making his/her arrival very, very soon.