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We got a glimpse of the new price when Kate and William stepped outside St. Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018, and now, the Duke and Duchess have kindly released the first official photos of their darling son, and they are far too cute.

Kensington Palace shared the photos on behalf of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

They wrote, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace."

As per tradition,  Kate took the photos herself at ‬Kensington Palace.

"This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.‬"

The parents also shared a stunning photo of Princess Charlotte kissing her baby brother's forehead as she holds him in her arms. The image was taken on Charlotte's third birthday, May 2, 2018.

It looks like Charlotte has taken to her new role as a big sister like a duck to water.

The young princess and her brother Prince George were the first to meet their newborn brother, after Prince William of course, when he was born on Monday, April 23.

Kate gave birth to her son at 11:01 am, with Louis weighing in at 8lbs 7oz.

Kate and William revealed that their son’s full name is Louis Arthur Charles.

The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.



With Kate Middleton due in April, we are amping up for the arrival of the next royal baby!

Certainly every family has their own unique traditions when it comes to welcoming a new family member, and the Royal family is no different.

We always love learning more about the fascinating customs of the House of Windsor! Here are eight strange royal baby traditions:

1) They used to require a witness to verify the birth.

When you think about it, it really makes sense! The royal family used to require a witness to ensure a royal birth was actually taking place. The British Home Secretary stood outside the delivery room door for the births of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret. The practice ceased after 1936, according to Mental Floss.


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2) The birth is proclaimed on an easel in front of Buckingham Palace.

The document is on palace-headed paper and contains all the details of the child's birth, according to Hello! Magazine. The Royal family have announced births this way since 1837. Now, though, they also post to social media after the easel has been set out. Once the easel has been on display for 24 hours, it is removed.

4) A 62 gun salute fires at the Tower of London to celebrate the baby's arrival.

A basic salute is just 21 guns, but the arrival of a royal baby is no basic occasion! The 62 gun salute is reserved for 'special days', according to the Royal Household. The salute lasts for about 10 minutes.

5) Royal babies are given about three or four first names.

The Duke of Cambridge, for example, is named William Arthur Philip Louis and Prince Harry is Henry Charles Albert David.

6) The Queen must be one of the first people to hear about the birth.

Grannies need to know first! Queen Elizabeth II is informed of the happy news before the official birth announcement. William called her on a specially encrypted phone to inform her of Prince George's birth.

7) Non-royal grandparents were not allowed to have close relationships with their grandchildren.

Thankfully this is a custom that has changed with modern times, but in the past maternal grandparents were disregarded if they were not of royal lineage, according to Marie Claire.

8) Royal babies typically have about six godparents.

Prince William and Prince Harry each have six godparents, Time reports, while Prince George is lucky with seven godparents! Princess Charlotte was slightly shortchanged, with a mere five, according to Pop Sugar.

Did any of these facts surprise you, mums?



17 months on from the arrival of Princess Charlotte, bookies are gearing up for another Royal birth.

As Will and Kate return home from their first Royal tour with the kids, bookmakers in the UK are speculating that the couple will make their third pregnancy announcement in the coming year.

According to The Mirror, the odds for 2017 Royal baby news have dropped to 4/6, while it’s now 4/1 that a revelation will be made before the current year is out.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson told the paper: “The sight of Kate and Wills with George and Charlotte has sent royal baby watchers into overdrive.”

“A 2016 announcement seems unlikely but if the money’s to be believed 2017 looks like a certainty.”

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This has to be the best "journalistic experiment" we've seen in a VERY long time.

23-year-old journalist Max Knoblauch decided to emulate the world's most adored Royal, Prince George… by copying his outfit choices every day for a week. He chronicled his experience for Mashable, and the results are pretty hilarious.

"Getting his look correct would be a trial, particularly for someone like me who is not a royal or a baby," Matt wrote. "The first challenge would be finding the clothes in a men's large. The second challenge would be not being arrested." Already we're hooked.

First up was the two-toned blue outfit that the toddler wore back in May to meet his little sister, Princess Charlotte, for the first time. Shorts, sweater, knee socks and all.

Does he have the "George Factor" yet?

Another highlight has to be the sailboat overalls that George so beautifully modelled during his trip to New Zealand with Kate and William last year. 

And of course, who can forget the white-and-red combo the young Royal sported when he absolutely stole the show at Charlotte's christening?

What a hero.


He may not even be two years old yet, but Prince George has already made a name for himself as the most entertaining Royal.

Granted, he doesn't have much competition for the moment considering Charlotte can't do much but gurgle and cry, but even so we're not sure if she'll ever be able to beat his incredible facial expressions and adorably chubby cheeks.

Prince George might become the King of England one day, but for now he's happy to chill out and generally be great craic. Here are just a few times he just won at life…

1. When he checked in on Charlotte like a big brother should
He may have stolen the show at her Christening, but he made sure to let her in on the action too.

2. That time he knew exactly where to turn to get the best camera angle
*jazz hands*

3. When Dad tried to hurry him along but he was too busy perfecting his gangsta swagger
Work it, G.

4. Getting his game face on to deal with the paps
"Come at me, braw."

5. That time he was having none of this "being a good boy" stuff

6. And when he really began to question the meaning of life during his visit to New Zealand
It's tough being a baby.

7. When looking adorable all day just got to be a bit too much

8. That one time Kate tried to take a photo of him and Charlotte and he threw her some serious shade
"If you're not Mario Testino, you can put that camera away."

9. When Mum and Dad wanted a demure family portrait and George was all "LET'S PARTAAAAAAY"
Reckless youth.

10. And finally, when he took a break from being cool to enjoy a dance with his Mum
If this doesn't hit you right in the ovaries we don't know what will.




We wonder if the Royals have gotten wind of this…

Anna Kendrick appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to promote her newest film, Pitch Perfect 2, and she had quite a bit to say about the hype surrounding the birth of Princess Charlotte two weeks ago.

The Into The Woods star was in England recently, and she admits she just couldn't buy into the Royal Baby madness that had swept the country (and the world).

"I don't know why anybody cares about the royal baby. It's a baby," the 29-year-old told Seth. "It hasn't done anything. It hasn't achieved anything. It was just born."

"It"…? Way harsh, Anna!

Complaining about all the hype, Anna continued, "Americans care a little bit, but when I was in England, it was like the city had gone crazy. There were all these flags up and there were people baking special cakes at lunch to have in celebration of the royal baby," she explained.

"I was like, 'The baby doesn't know you're doing that! The baby doesn't care!' And the baby was on a full page of the Daily Mail."

It's hard to know whether Anna was genuinely baffled or a little jealous, but we're willing to give her the benefit of the doubt…



There have been some bizarre conspiracy theories surfacing since the birth of Princess Charlotte several days ago. 

A Russian paper, The Komsomolskaya Pravda paper believes that the Duchess of Cambridge looked too nice to have just delivered a child when she appeared outside the Lindo Wing of London's St Mary's Hospital after giving birth to Charlotte.

One Russian mum said: "It was a surrogate mother who gave birth but not her. Kate must have been wearing a fake belly showing to the people that she was pregnant." Another agreed: "She did not give birth, I am sure. There is no special maternal look in her eyes – this natural thing is not visible."

Others believe she had the baby earlier than Saturday: "She gave birth three days ago. They reported it only now. Look at the baby – she does not look like a newborn at all."

"She is at least three days old. There is nothing which would help a woman, even if she gave birth with the help of best doctors, stand up five hours after giving birth – and leave the clinic on her feet," they said.

Some people did not agree with Kates decision to leave the hospital when she did. Moscow gynaecologist, Olga Perovskaya, told women not to follow Kate's "heroic deed" and leave the hospital so soon.

"In our country an average mother leaves the maternity hospital in three or four days if everything is all right," she said. She then added: "Of course it is risky. A crowd of people is not at all a sterile environment – she could have caught a virus flying around."

Hmmm, we think we're going to have to believe Kate…

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second baby, Princess Charlotte, on Saturday morning after being several days overdue.



With the amazing news that the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a daughter this morning, attention swiftly turned to her first appearance – and the moment has arrived!

Kate, who welcomed a baby daughter in the early hours of this morning, made her first appearance on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital this evening.

The Duchess looked radiant and delighted, with a beaming Prince William at her side.

Prince George was at the centre of the celebrations earlier today, having been collected by doting dad William this evening. The adorable tot waited on the steps of the Lindo Wing with his dad, waving to the photographers.

The Princess was born at 8.34am this morning, weighing in at eight pounds and three ounces, with the wonderful news being announced on Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am…The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth,” read the message.

The birth of Britain’s newest princess came after a week of waiting, with media and members of the public setting up camp outside the hospital in anticipation of the big event.

We are so thrilled for the family.



More than a few days passed her due date, the Duchess of Cambridge finally went into labour this morning, entering Lindo Wing at 6am today.

Now, after the world spent the day glued to computers and TVs, we can announce that Kate has given birth to her second child – a healthy baby daughter!

Weighing in at eight pounds and three ounces, the newborn's name is yet to be announced.

The baby was born at 8.34am this morning, and betting odds are favouring Alice for the name.

With the arrival of the new Royal, Harry is now fifth in line to the throne; although we doubt he’s thinking about that right now as he celebrates becoming an uncle for the second time.

Like everyone, we’re obviously dying to get our first glimpse of the little Royal, but for now we wish William and Kate all the luck in the world and hope they really cherish this special time.




Kate Middleton has arrived at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital!

A tweet from Kensington Palace announced the news a little earlier, saying:

The Telegraph stated that a two-car convoy and a number of police motorcycles had been seen leaving Kate's parents' Buckleberry home yesterday morning, sparking speculation the Duchess was en route to the hospital, although it later transpired the car was most likely for the Middleton family themselves.

Later in the day it was reported that another convoy was heading in the direction of St. Mary's Hospital.

The Duchess will give birth in the hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, as with her first child.

Kate's due date was first thought to be April 25th, though some reports stated it as April 23rd. Either way, she is a number of days overdue and was expected to be induced this week had she not gone into labour naturally. However an increased police presence was noted outside the hospital earlier today, and protection officers were seen entering the doors of the Lindo Wing in the early hours of this morning.

Unlike with the Duchess' first birth, the world's media have been banned from waiting outside the hospital until the official labour announcement was made. Now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of photographers and reporters are expected to remain outside the Lindo Wing until the birth announcement and Kate and William's first appearance.

Parking restrictions ahead of Kate's admission began over two weeks ago and this week were extended to May 5th.

This will be the second child for who Duke and Duchess, after they welcomed their son George back in 2013. As with George, Kate and William have chosen not to reveal their second baby's gender to the world until he or she is born.

Kate and William are said to be “hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received from people" over the last few months, according to a spokesperson. 

"They know that people are excited that Prince George will soon have a little brother or sister and it means a great deal to them that so many will be celebrating this important moment for their family," the spokesperson added.

The new royal baby will be fourth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry to fifth in line.

Looks like there's a very exciting day ahead for the Royal Family… watch this space for more news!




It looks like the second Royal baby could be on its way VERY soon after speculation that Kate Middleton has in fact gone into labour.

DJ Chris Evans suggested that she had gone into hospital this morning on his Radio 2 breakfast show. 

Kensington Palace have not confirmed the news.

It is very possible that Kate is in the early stages of labour as her due date is only days away.

We will keep you updated.

Oh the excitement!

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