Some will send binkies. Some will send booties. Some will send rattles. But the government of Australia gave the newborn prince/their monarchal overlord Prince George Alexander Louis another sort of gift entirely: a baby crocodile. The little snapper was hatched on December 3, the same day Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy to the world, and he’ll be joining the pair of crocodiles already “gifted” to Prince William and Kate the last time they visited Australia. But lil’ Georgie won’t actually get to play with his new pet croc, as he will live in a city called Darwin, presumably at a zoo. What a shite baby gift! George can’t even take it for walks around Kensington Palace or scratch its chin without getting his hand snapped off. Oh well. Queen Elizabeth is probably going to give him, like, the Cayman Islands or something, so it’ll work out. [Telegraph UK]
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The wait is over! George Alexander Louis is the name Kate Middleton and Prince William have chosen for their son, who was born on Monday in London. The child will formally be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, as his parents are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. [AP]
Yesterday was a big day: the Royal Baby! Carlos Danger! New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin publicly “forgiving” him for his latest sexting/Internet affair gaffe! While Kate and Wills were unveiling their new baby, Weiner was doing damage control and responding to claims that he’d been sexting and consorting with women online (under the moniker Carlos Danger) as recently as 2012. This was after Weiner was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 amid a sexting scandal. At a press conference on Tuesday, Weiner sounded almost annoyed, and certainly not particularly contrite about his most recent troubles. Keep reading »
Now that the Great Kate Wait is over and the baby prince has been born, we’ve shifted our obsession to guessing what the royal baby name will be! Given that Will and Kate have hundreds of years of tradition to uphold, chances are that the royal moniker will be chosen from this no-weird-names shortlist, and announced some time this week. Keep in mind royals choose several middle names (Prince William has three – William Arthur Philip Louis) so the full name could be a combination of some of the options below. Here are the current frontrunners: Keep reading »
You guys, it’s the royal baby! And he looks just like we expected – like a baby! OH HAPPY DAY! “We could not be happier,” Prince William said about he and Kate’s new bundle of joy. Congrats to them!
If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate Middleton leaving the hospital the day after giving birth looking anything but Duchess of Cambridge-caliber fresh, you, mon amie, are out of luck. Lest we forget that the new mother is truly no mere mortal, Kate’s got her personal hairdresser on deck, prepping the Duchess’s royal locks for the inevitable gawking to come upon her exit. I mean, it may sound egregious, but when you really think about it… who won’t be looking at Kate today? Nobody, that’s who, and when you’re a public figure celebrated for (among other things, of course) your perfect hair, I can’t blame her for wanting to bring it. [Fashionista]
If the last nine months have taught us anything, it’s that Royal Baby Fever is a real thing. Princess Kate has most likely amassed more headlines than any other woman when it comes to her pregnancy. And, with the Royal Baby having finally descended upon us, I have a feeling that the royal family will not be out of the spotlight anytime soon. It seems as if everyone has a stake in this baby.
In fact, many people have already doled out copious amounts of advice to Princess Kate, from Snooki to baseball player David Ortiz. Many websites and morning shows have also chimed in with their own cutesy bits of mothering advice for Kate. And, that’s sweet in all, but in reality, it’s all just show for us. None of this — and I hate to burst your bubble — will actually impact Kate or Will when it comes to their new baby boy. Keep reading »
- I’m sorry? It’s it 1683? Because CNN’s Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter actually praised Kate Middleton for delivering a baby boy this afternoon. “My first thought, I have to say, this is how brilliant a royal Kate is,” Arbiter gushed. “There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked over not being able to deliver a boy, and here we are, Kate did it the first time.” [Talking Points Memo]
- A federal judge has blocked a “fetal heartbeat” anti-abortion law in North Dakota , which would have criminalized abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, calling it “clearly … unconstitutional.” [Guardian UK]
- Following an investigation by the federal government into complaints that they don’t properly handle sexual assault on campus, the college Swarthmore in Pennsylvania will hire two administrators to better handle incidents of sexual misconduct. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The royal uterus watch is over! After months (nine, to be exact) of speculation, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy today. Weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, the new royal heir’s name is still unknown, but we’ll keep you updated the second we have more information. According to Kensington Palace:
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm.
The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”
Don’t you just love it when the British say “in hospital”? [Guardian]
Not sure if you’ve caught wind of the barely mentioned, mostly overlooked news story that Duchess Kate is IN LABOR RIGHT NOW and the royal baby will be born ANY MINUTE. I couldn’t resist putting together a little collection of cute crown-themed products inspired by the birthday of the future king or queen of England. Because although I might be a commoner, I’m always down to add some royal bling to my jewelry box. Check out all the shopping details (and definitively non-royal price tags) after the jump! Keep reading »