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.  

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/24/2013 5:24:50 PM
      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace said.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:33:13 PM
      Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said William and Kate were "undoubtedly" paying tribute to the Queen's father George VI.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:33:25 PM
      The name will also resonate with young people following Colin Firth's portrayal of George VI in the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, he added.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:45:04 PM
      It is thought that Alexander could be a tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh's side of the family.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:45:40 PM
      "There are quite a number of Alexanders on the Greek side and of course there was Alexander the Great," Dr Judith Rowbotham said.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:45:48 PM
      The female version of Alexander - Alexandra - is also one of the Queen's middle names.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:51:05 PM

      The new parents have headed for quiet Berkshire so they can get to know their baby son without the pressures of the world's media

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 6:56:10 PM

      The Emma Bridgewater Royal baby mug design has just been unveiled

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:13:14 PM
      William's step-mother the Duchess of Cornwall has a three-year-old grandson called Louis - born to her daughter Laura Lopes and husband Harry.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:18:51 PM
      FILM: Comedian Steve Coogan, appearing in character as Alan Partridge, booed the royal baby for stealing his thunder for the premier of his movie Alpha Papa.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:19:07 PM
      Partridge thanked the crowd for coming and quipped: "There would have been more people but we got gazumped by royal baby. Boo!"
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:27:44 PM

      The young family enjoying their proud moment

    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:28:00 PM
      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took just two days to announce the name of their baby son.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:28:08 PM
      Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was named much more quickly than the last two future kings to be born.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:28:20 PM
      When George's father, William, arrived in 1982, the Prince and Princess of Wales waited seven days before deciding upon and announcing his chosen forenames - William Arthur Philip Louis - amid intense interest and speculation.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:28:32 PM
      The Prince of Wales's name, however, remained a mystery to the wider world for an entire month and was only declared ahead of his christening in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace in December 1948.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:29:04 PM
      Prince Harry's name was announced much more quickly than William after he was born in September 1984, with the Palace confirming it on the day he left hospital and saying that although he was called Henry, he would be known as Harry.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:29:12 PM
      When Princess Beatrice was born in 1988, it was two weeks before her name was known.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:33:26 PM
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 7:38:27 PM
      And the highest praise so far....
    • Prince George is very cute, and thankfully you can tell him apart from his father, William – he’s the one with more hair.
    • Richard Halifax, Press... 7/24/2013 8:09:11 PM

      His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

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