Kate Middleton And Prince William Name Their Princess

No more guessing, no more speculating and certainly no more betting, because the Royal baby has officially – and finally – been named. Drum roll please… Introducing Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana born Saturday, May 2 and weighing a healthy 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

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While Alice was a firm favourite among bookies, the Duke and Duchess opted to honour their immediate family and instead went with a feminine version of the baby’s grandfather, Charles, and also the middle name of Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa. The name Charlotte is also of great significance to the Royal family with both a Queen and a Princess sharing the name, too. No Beyoncé or Sheryl here, sorry social media.

The new princess’ middle name – or one of – Elizabeth, is obviously a nod to her great-grandmother and the current Queen, however it’s also the middle name of her grandmother on Kate’s side, Carole Middleton. And last but certainly not least, Diana is a tribute to William’s late mother.

As for little Charlotte’s god parents, princesses Beatrice and Eugenie look to be favourites, while a report by the Telegraph suggests that David Beckham is in with a shot for god father after he attended the Royal wedding in 2011. According to the article the betting odds are 25-1 as an outsider. Who’d have thought?

Regardless, we’ve had enough speculating for one baby and think Kate and Will did great with naming their new bundle of joy. Welcome to the world Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana!

What do you think of the royal baby’s name?

Image via Daily Mail

May 5, 2015

Bets Are On: What Will The Royal Baby Will Be Named?

After weeks of speculation, Kate Middleton has finally given birth to a baby girl! Now all bets are on as to what the duke and duchess of Cambridge will name their little princess – literally.

According to gaming website Ladbrokes, Victoria and Elizabeth were rather popular over the weekend, however Alice and Charlotte have surfaced as the firm favourites among punters. In case you’re wondering where the names come from, Alice was the name of one of Queen Victoria’s daughters and also the mother of the baby’s great-grandfather, while Charlotte is said to be a feminine form of Charles, which would be an ode to Prince Charles – the child’s grandfather. So many generations of names to consider!

Of course, Diana is the sentimental favourite, however some people are royally opposed to naming the new princess after her late grandmother. “Should her name be bestowed as a first name upon the baby, it would be perceived as a slap in the face to the monarchy,” wrote Victoria Arbiter – the Royal commentator for CNN. On that note, we call Diana for the middle name – seems only fitting, right?

It’s not just the name that everyone is speculating over, either, with some betting agencies even going as far as to offer odds on the colour of her hair. Just in case you were wondering, William Hill is offering 6:4 brown, 2:1 blonde, 5:2 black, and 8:1 ginger.

In the meantime, as we all eagerly anticipate and await what the name of the first princess born into the British monarchy in 25 years will be, mother and daughter are happy and healthy. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” said Kensington Palace in a statement.

The Royal family are now home spending time together.

Image via ABC News

May 4, 2015

Prince William: “Prince George Is A Bit Of A Rascal”

Prince William is gushing about his baby boy Prince George – and it’s pretty adorable.

“He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way, so he either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure,” William told CNN in an interview that will air mid-September.

The new dad said his son, Prince George, is “doing very well at the moment. He likes his nappy changed.”

He also confirmed that the royal couple – and even their pet dog – have adjusted to their new life with baby. “Catherine is very well, [and the dog] Lupo is coping…He’s been slobbering around the house a lot, so he’s happy.”

Despite being royalty, the new parents prefer to be hands-on parents – how refreshing!

“If I can do it myself, I’ll do it myself,” the Prince said. “I’m as independent as I want to be. I don’t like fuss.

And although being understandably weary of the press, William revealed it was a pleasure to show off his son to the world outside of St. Mary’s Hospital the day after George was born four weeks ago.

“I think I was on such a high anyway, and so was Catherine about George that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him. As any new parent knows, you’re only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything.” said William.

“It’s not somewhere I enjoy being, I know that the position I’m in that’s what’s required of me to do. … It’s nice that people want to see George, so, you know – I’m just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through.”

August 19, 2013

Kate And William Name Their Baby!

Prince William and Kate Middleton have named their baby boy!

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,” read a statement from Kensington Palace.

“The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.”It’s been a busy week for the new parents.

After giving birth on Monday, Kate and William left St. Mary’s hospital yesterday and spent a night at Kensington Palace, where Queen Elizabeth met her great-grandson. Today, they took Prince George to Bucklebury, an hour west of London to the home of Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

“It’s very emotional,” Kate, 31, said of becoming a mother. “It’s a moment that any parent having just given birth will know what this feeling feels like.”

“It’s very special,” added William, also 31.

What do you think of the name?

July 24, 2013

First Look At The Prince Of Cambridge

The world has had its first peek at Kate and William’s day-old baby boy!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped outside of St. Mary’s Hospital in London holding their little Prince – who according to his beaming dad, is not so little!

“He’s got a good pair of lungs that’s for sure, he’s a big boy, quite heavy,” he told media outside the hospital.

He also lovingly joked that their son has his mother’s good looks.

“He’s got her looks thankfully” to which the Kate laughed, “No, no, no I’m not sure about that.”

And it seems we’ll have a wait a little longer on the name of the future king.

“We’re still working on a name,” William revealed.

Kate left the hospital wearing a simple blue polka dot summer dress, with her personal hairstylist Alice Cook Tucker allowed into the hospital earlier this morning to style her hair before their first photo op.

The young royals thanked staff at the hospital before heading home to Kensington Palace: “Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.”

What do you think Kate and William will call the baby?

Photo: Justin Goff/Daily Mail

July 23, 2013

Kate Middleton Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

The Great Kate Wait it over! The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy!

The Palace has confirmed that Kate, 31, gave birth to the little prince weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, also 31, was by her side.

Kate and the baby “are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” reads the official statement. And the proud father Prince William said “we could not be happier.”

Kate went into labour just before 6am Monday London time (3pm Monday EST), and was taken from Kensington Palace where she lives with William, to St. Mary’s Hospital, a short drive away. Kate was in labour for just over 10 hours.

St. Mary’s is the same hospital where William and his brother Prince Harry, 28, were born.

The new arrival is third in line to the throne, following granddad Prince Charles, 64, and father William.

Congratulations to Kate and William! 

July 22, 2013