Royal Baby Gets A Name
Britain’s new prince and future heir to the throne officially has been named.
Royal officials have announced that the baby’s name is George Alexander Louis and added that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Earlier, they said new parents Prince William and wife Kate are spending “private and quiet time for them to get to know their son.”
Royal Baby Makes Debut, No Word On Name Yet
The future king of England didn’t wait much to make his debut.
Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their heir to the world today outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital. The couple answered a few questions, with William saying, “we’re still working on a name,” and “he’s got her looks, thankfully.” Then William expertly bundled his son, car seat and all, into a waiting car and the family drove off.
In a statement after the birth yesterday, William said simply, “we could not be happier. ”
Today, he and his family issued a joint statement thanking St. Mary’s Hospital for “the tremendous care the three of us have received.” Both sets of grandparents were spotted visiting the Lindo Wing today on an all-day live feed of journalists and other commoners awaiting the babe’s appearance. Kate’s mom Carole Middleton told reporters the baby is “absolutely beautiful,” but said she would “absolutely not” reveal his name. Wills and Kate are doing “fabulously,” she added.
Kate Middleton Just Popped Out Her Royal Spawn
Orgies will be had tonight in the streets of London after the Duchess of Cambridge finally gave birth to the royal baby: a healthy baby boy, according to a palace press release.
He was born at 4:24 p.m. and weigh 8lbs 6oz
…God, I hope the poor thing looks like her.
Kate Middleton Is Finally Pregnant
All the rumors are finally not rumors anymore: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first little royal.
Buckingham Palace and Clarence House announced Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, which is in its “very early stages,” today, MSNBC reports.
In addition to being Prince William’s heir and third in line to the throne, the little one will be the first grandchild for both his family and the Middleton family. But it hasn’t been an easy pregnancy so far: Kate was admitted to the hospital today with severe morning sickness, and will be there for several days.
Prince William, Kate Middleton Expecting First Baby?
Prince William said he would like to have two babies with wife Kate Middleton.
Wills said today while the couple was touring Singapore as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. “Someone asked him how many children he would like to have, and he said he was thinking about having two,” a student tells the AP. William has never before specifically numbered his future children, although an heir and a spare isn’t unheard of in royal circles.
And the couple might already be on the way, because Kate ignored her glass of wine at a banquet in Singapore yesterday, the Daily Beast reports. Even more suspicious, she—not once, but twice—toasted the queen with the water she drank instead. Such a thing is just not done in royal toasts, the Beast notes, adding that rumors of a royal pregnancy have been coming in recently even before the wine incident.
The New York Daily News also claims the duchess “showed what may be a hint of a baby bump” in Singapore, and Star magazine recently ran a photo of one of her dresses that had been let out an inch as proof that she must be with child.
Prince William Turns 30, Gets $16 Million Gift
Prince William is not inheriting the British throne just yet, but he is getting nearly $16 million or so today. This is the prince’s 30th birthday and he can now get his hands on half of Princess Diana’s estate, reports the Telegraph.
The prince, who already has a few million of his own, is believed to be planning to sign up for another tour as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot, and officials say he’s not planning to spend his new millions on a big country house in the near future. “Whatever the financial position might be, you will see no obvious change of lifestyle over the coming weeks or months,” notes a royal aide.
Prince William Getting $16 Million 30th Birthday Present
Prince William has nothing to worry about turning 30… He is about to inherit as much as $16 million from the estate of his late mother.
“It will be quite a handy sum if he wants to buy his and Kate’s first family house,” a source tells the Daily Mail. “What else would he need the money for?” The royal duo have digs in London’s Kensington Palace, but might now consider a second pad close to Prince Charles’ Highgrove retreat, some speculate.
Diana left close to $20 million worth of stocks, jewelry, and cash after her death in 1997, but the value of the estate has likely grown through investments to just over $30 million, which is to be split between William and Harry.
Diana initially wanted her boys to be able to access the money when they turned 25, but the age was upped to 30 after she died. William’s 30th birthday is June 21.
The prince already earns some $60,000 a year as an Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot, and an allowance from his dad. In addition, he can also draw on some $3 million left in trust by the queen mother. Diana’s will allowed her sons the option of dividing the estate differently. It’s possible William may arrange for more of their mom’s estate to go to Harry because the likely future king will earn many millions more than Harry.
Kate Middleton pregnant? Royal baby could be on the way
A royal source is insisting to In Touch that, yes, Kate Middleton is pregnant—just six weeks—and that she and her prince are oh-so-relieved to finally get the queen off their backs about having her great-grandbaby.
“Since before they even got married, it’s been made clear to William and Kate that having children should be their number-one priority,” says the source.
The royal parents-to-be are already planning not one but three royal nurseries—in Nottingham Cottage, in their home in Wales, and another at Kensington Palace. They’re also already talking “traditional” names—likely Edward, Philip, and Michael for a boy, or Alice or Rose for a girl, says the source.