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First Official Royal Baby Portrait Taken By Kate Middleton's Dad

Aug 20, 2013 08:00 AM


They're really modernizing traditions!

He's only a few weeks old, but Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is already ready for his close up! The first official photo of the royal heir has just been released, and rather than sitting for a world famous photographer, the newborn was shot by Kate Middleton's dad Michael!

The snapshot shows Prince William and wife Kate cradling the infant in the Middleton family's Berkshire home garden as their dog Lupo happily poses alongside them. The new parents look a little tired but blissfully happy with their new baby boy.

"It's an unusual decision but perhaps reflects the young approach that Prince William wants to bring to bear. The decision to take them in such an informal manner means they, perhaps, lack the level of gravitas that would normally be expected. But on the whole I would say this is quite refreshing," celebrity photographer Brian Aris told Daily Mail about the images.

So what inspired the royal pair?

"It seemed perfectly natural to them to pose for a few nice family snapshots which they could then issue. It [the Middleton family home] is just where they feel happy and most comfortable," a source close to the palace added.

We wouldn't be the least surprised if Prince George starts posting his own Instagrams soon!

Prince William Talks About Kate Middleton, Fatherhood and Prince George In First Interview Since Baby's Birth

Aug 19, 2013 07:00 AM


Prince William made his first TV appearance since the July 22 birth of Prince George and said Kate Middleton is a "fantastic" mom, Sunday night with CNN's Max Foster.

Sitting in a quiet garden at Kensington Palace, the 31-year-old future King described the day after little George's birth, when he and Kate presented their son to the world just outside the hostpital's front door, walking to the crowd, waving and talking to fans:

    "I was on such a high anyway, and so was Catherine about George, that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him,. As any new parent knows, you’re only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything. I'm just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through!"

The new dad said baby George doesn't like to sleep, unfortunately:

    "... he's a little fighter. He kind of, he wriggles around quite a lot. And he doesn't want to go to sleep that much, which is a little bit of a problem."

And on fatherhood changing the future Prince's perspective ...

    "The last few weeks for me have been a very different emotional experience, something I never thought I would feel myself. And I find, again it's only been a short period, but a lot of things affect me differently now."

Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope premieres on CNN on September 15 at 10 pm ET.

Prince William And Kate Middleton Name Son George Alexander Louis

Jul 24, 2013 10:35 AM

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Prince William and Kate Middleton announced today that the full name for their newborn son is George Alexander Louis.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left for her family's Bucklebury estate today, but not before getting a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, who stopped by Buckingham Palace to spend some time with her great grandson.

Assuming Prince Charles and Prince William take their turns on the throne, the little Prince of Cambridge (who is currently third in line) will someday become the 43rd English monarch.

FIRST PHOTOS - Prince William And Kate Middleton Leave The Hospital With Newborn Son

Jul 23, 2013 03:15 PM

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The royal baby was born a little over 24 hours ago, and he's already making his first appearance!

On Tuesday evening Kate Middleton and Prince William exited St. Mary's Hospital in London, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave the world their first glimpse at the future king of England.

"Its a special time for any parent," a glowing Middleton told reporters. "I'll remind him of his tardiness when he's a bit older," William joked. "He's got her looks, thankfully. I know how long you all have been waiting out here ... He's taken his first nappie already. He's got way more hair than me. Thank God!"

Middleton held on to their newborn son and then passed the heir to the throne to William as photographers snapped away.

Kate gave birth at 4:24pm in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London yesterday, and the baby boy weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Still no word on what they've decided to name him, but we're guessing we'll know in the next few days!

Prince William And Kate Middleton Issue Statement Following Their Son's Birth

Jul 23, 2013 08:10 AM


The new parents are finally speaking out on the birth of their royal baby!

Prince William and Kate Middleton are the proud parents of a baby boy, and the couple are full of gratitude for the people that helped bring him into this world!

    "We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time," the pair said in a joint statement.

The Prince's uncle and Princess Diana's brother couldn't be more elated with the baby news, either!

    "We're all so pleased. It's wonderful news," Charles Spencer said in his own statement.

The baby's grandfather Prince Charles is busy fulfilling royal duties in Yorkshire with wife Camilla, but he still found time to speak out on the newest heir to the throne!

    "I'm thrilled and very excited," he said after the birth.

Congrats are rolling in from the U.S. President, as well!

    "Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child. We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings," President Obama expressed in a statement.

There is no shortage of well wishes for the little prince!

BREAKING NEWS - Kate Middleton And Prince William Welcome A Baby Boy

Jul 22, 2013 12:35 PM

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed a baby boy, a rep for the royal family has confirmed.

According to the press release, the Duchess of Cambridge and her son are "both doing well" and will remain in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London overnight. The future King of England was born at 4:24pm, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Kate was admitted to hospital around 5:30am local time, and Prince William was by his wife's side during the delivery.

The statement continued, "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted." Prince William said in a separate statement, "We could not be happier."

No word yet on the baby's name, but he will be third in line to the throne, following grandfather Prince Charles and father William. Prince William's brother, Prince Harry, is now fourth in line.

BREAKING NEWS - Kate Middleton In Labor, Prince William By Her Side

Jul 22, 2013 03:49 AM

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Kate Middleton checked into the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddinton, west London at 6am and Prince William is at her side, royal family has confirmed.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace has said "Kate went into labor naturally and things are progressing well."

Though Middleton's due date was previously said to be last weekend, a source told The Telegraph that staffers at St. Mary's had been prepped for a July 19th date.

“A small number of staff at St. Mary’s who might be called upon when the Duchess gives birth were told they had to remain teetotal for a month before the due date,” the insider told the British tabloid. ”They were told the due date was July 19, meaning they couldn’t drink from June 19 onwards. Only a handful of people were told because there are very few hospital staff who might be needed in the case of an emergency.”

Kate Middleton Makes Her Final Appearance Before Taking Maternity Leave

Jun 14, 2013 09:40 AM

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On Thursday Kate Middleton made an appearance in Southampton, England to name Princess Cruises' new ship, the Royal Princess, and this is her final solo engagement before taking maternity leave.

The Duchess covered up her baby bump in a Hobbs dalmatian print coat, and we still can't believe she's due to give birth on July 11. She's on the same time schedule as Kim Kardashian, yet she only looks like she's in her second trimester!

Kate smiled after she smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull of the vessel, and she later enjoyed a performance by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth and The Pipe Band of 1st Battalion Irish Guards.

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