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.  

    • 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".

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