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]
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]
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 »
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 »
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You may not care that right now, as you read this, the heir to the English throne might be crowning out of Kate Middleton’s vagina. But guess what? You don’t have to care. I’ll care for you. Yes, the British royal family is my guilty pleasure. They’re just a clique of funny-looking rich people with no real power and yet their drunken nightclub stumbles, silly hats and romantic foibles are endlessly fascinating to me. With Kate about to give birth to a baby — third-in-line to the throne! — any minute now, it’s as good a time as any to brush up on your royals.
Can’t get enough of the Royal Baby madness? With Kate Middleton now officially in labor, Celebuzz has rounded up 10 additional stories from around the world to help take your mind off things until that little one is born. Enter the world beyond hyperemesis gravidarum over at Celebuzz….
It’s finally happening! Kate Middleton has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor. Obviously, there’s no word on what the baby’s name or gender will be yet: Kate seemed to indicate she was having a daughter but Prince Harry has reportedly been telling people the royal couple is expecting a boy. Either way, Kate and her newborn will spend the first six weeks of the baby’s life living at the Middleton family’s home. The newborn will be third in line for the throne, regardless of his or her gender, after Prince Charles and Prince William. We’ll be updating this post as more info comes in about the impending birth. [People] [Photo via Getty]
You can’t put a price on the birth of a child—unless you’re the British economy, and the child is an heir to the throne. The royal baby, due in July, will bring some $376 million into Britain’s retail coffers, according to a Center for Retail Research report. That’s thanks to all the baby-related stuff hitting the shops, from “Pitter Patter” nail polish to royal baby showers for non-royal moms. Meanwhile, the Middleton family company, Party Pieces, is selling a new baby range. Read more on Newser…
The royal baby is due to slide down the royal vagina any minute now and Britain is ready. Specifically, British gamblers are placing bets on everything to do with the child: name, gender (a boy according to Prince Harry, a girl according to some lady who claims Kate Middleton spilled the beans), its hair color, even whether it’ll have hair at all. Daddy did start balding in kindergarten, you know. Gambling website Paddy Power sent these four creepy giant babies around London-town to drum up press for their bets and cause nightmares in small children. Clearly they succeeded at both. If you were hoping for another Prince Hot Ginge in 18 years, I hate to break it to you that the odds are 11 to 4. [AdWeek] [Photo: AdWeek]