Royal baby birth announcement

Royal baby birth announcement

This live blog will capture the atmosphere and color of the event with content from journalists from the British Press Association, royal watchers, social media, and the Web.  

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 8:04:47 PM

      And with this lovely picture of the proud parents and their baby boy we draw our live coverage of the royal birth to an end.

    • Helen Smyth, Press Association 7/23/2013 8:37:34 PM

      Here's a video of the moment the world met the new prince to round things off.

    • Helen Smyth, Press Association 7/23/2013 8:38:35 PM
      With the Duke, Duchess and their newborn son safely back home, that's where we're ending our live coverage. Thanks for following.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:29:23 PM
      William and Kate's baby will be known as Prince George and as third in line to the throne will one day be king.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:29:51 PM
      Kensington Palace said: "The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge."
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:32:04 PM

      The royal couple showing their son to the world yesterday afternoon

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:32:48 PM
      HISTORY: Six King Georges have worn the crown throughout history since the German-born George I, the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain, acceded to the throne in 1714.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:33:00 PM
      The last was the Queen's father George VI who died in 1952 but was known to his family as Bertie.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:33:08 PM
      George was the most popular name with the bookies with betting firms William Hill, Coral and Paddy Power all offering short odds on the moniker.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:35:05 PM
      RECAP: It's been a busy 24 hours for young George. After leaving hospital last night, the baby stayed at Kensington Palace.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:35:41 PM
      Earlier this morning, the Queen made the short trip from Buckingham Palace to see her great-grandson for the first time.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:37:02 PM

      The Queen sits in the back of a Chauffeur driven Bentley, after going visit her new great-grandson for the first time

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:37:46 PM
      William and Kate then left their Kensington Palace home for the Berkshire village of Bucklebury and the family support of Michael and Carole Middleton, who have already described their grandson as ''absolutely beautiful''.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:39:10 PM

      Police in Bucklebury, Berkshire, after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived with their newborn son

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:39:26 PM
      With the Duke on two weeks' paternity leave and the Duchess receiving help from her mother, the royal couple will have the time to relax and get to know their son.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:41:02 PM
      Experts think the name Louis is likely to be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh's uncle and the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:41:18 PM
      Mountbatten and William's father the Prince of Wales were very close, with Charles confiding in his relative.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:41:26 PM
      He was known by the Royal Family as Uncle Dickie and was assassinated by the IRA in August 1979. His boat was blown up on a fishing trip off the coast of County Sligo, Republic of Ireland.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:51:52 PM

      His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:52:20 PM
      Already plenty of approval coming through for the name...
    • I love the name!and! Alexander Louis ( the male version of Alexa Louise! ) My Lexi! So with that AND my HRH I feel a hat coming in 25 years!
    • by CharlieElphicke via twitter edited by Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:53:18 PM
      So it's HRH Prince George of Cambridge - George Alexander Louis Windsor. Great name!
    • Good choice of name. Very good. Won me the family sweepstake, too.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:56:54 PM

      From one heir to another

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:57:38 PM
      GEORGE TRIVIA: The name means farmer or earth worker. It was the 12th most popular name for boys born in England and Wales in 2011.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:57:50 PM
      St George, a fourth-century Christian martyr, is the patron Saint of England and represents honour, bravery and gallantry. The legend of George slaying a dragon and rescuing an innocent maiden is medieval.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:58:15 PM
      HISTORY: There has only been one other Prince of Cambridge and he was also called George.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:58:27 PM
      The first Prince George of Cambridge was a grandson of George III and the only son of Prince Adolphus Frederick, the 1st Duke of Cambridge.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 5:58:47 PM
      Prince George of Cambridge was born in 1819 and refused to have an arranged marriage. He wed a commoner for love after falling for the actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother, who was said to be a classic beauty and a graceful dancer.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:00:20 PM

      A mother's love for Prince George

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:05:29 PM
      While at Kensington Palace, baby George was also introduced to his uncle - Prince Harry - and aunt, Pippa Middleton
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:09:38 PM
      Meanwhile in Wales, new grandfather Prince Charles agreed to become a princely postman by agreeing to deliver a well-wisher's card and a £10 note to the Duke and Duchess.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:09:58 PM
      Jubilant royal fan Amanda Winney, 49, popped the cash into the card in the hope the royal couple splash out on a cuddly toy for their new son.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:10:58 PM

      She then attracted the Prince' attention with a beaming smile as she waved the card in his direction and shouted "congratulations".

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:15:23 PM
      The couple are understood to have had a few ideas for names in mind but it took a few days for them to finally confirm which one was right for their son.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:15:35 PM
      It was William and Kate's decision what to call their firstborn and all three names picked were chosen because they liked them.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:15:43 PM
      Historian and biographer Robert Lacey said: "George is obviously a tribute to the Queen's father and will, I imagine, give Her Majesty great pleasure."
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:19:20 PM

      King Georges through the ages - photos of King George III, King George V and King George VI

    • by Angela_Griffin via twitter edited by Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:21:24 PM
      Wonder how many baby George's there will be in 2013/2014?
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:28:18 PM
      EXPERTS: However, one historian has expressed surprise that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their baby George, just like the last Prince of Cambridge.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:28:30 PM
      Judith Rowbotham, a social historian at Nottingham Trent University, said that although George was a traditional royal name and the bookmakers' favourite, the personal life of the other Prince George of Cambridge caused a great deal of scandal.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:28:47 PM
      Dr Rowbotham said: "It's going to give some mileage for comparison. His personal life was not to the pace of the Victorians but on the other hand he was a very good military commander and presided over a number of important reforms."
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:31:44 PM

      The moment when the birth was officially announced outside Buckingham Palace

    • Prince Georgie! Beautiful!
    • Why on earth would you ever call your first born George?
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