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  • Human brain shaped birthday cake for toddler goes viral online, draws flak on …
    Human brain shaped birthday cake for toddler goes viral online, draws flak on … Sat, May 9, 2015

    A photograph of a cake resembling the human brain for a one-year-old has gone viral on the internet. The baby, named Toby, can be seen sitting on a high chair with a cake that looks like a human brain with traces of blood on it and "Toby 1" written on a plate holding the cake. It seemed like Toby's first birthday cake did not go down well on the internet. Though the child's parents thought it was funny, social media users thought of it as too gory to serve a gross-looking cake for a toddler. More »

  • Japan: Zoo apologises for naming monkey after Kate Middleton's new baby …
    Japan: Zoo apologises for naming monkey after Kate Middleton's new baby … Thu, May 7, 2015

    A zoo in southern Japan has apologized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte soon after the British princess was born. According to the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita Prefecture, southern Japan, the name was selected after inviting visitors to vote. More »

  • Japan: Zoo apologizes for naming monkey after Kate Middleton's new baby …
    Japan: Zoo apologizes for naming monkey after Kate Middleton's new baby … Thu, May 7, 2015

    A zoo in southern Japan has apologized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte soon after the British princess was born. According to the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita Prefecture, southern Japan, the name was selected after inviting visitors to vote. More »

  • Prince Harry wows crowd outside Sydney Opera House
    Prince Harry wows crowd outside Sydney Opera House Thu, May 7, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry met members of the public at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday (7 May), as he nears the end of his month-long attachment with the Australian Army. The Prince, fifth in line to the British throne, spent nearly an hour meeting hundreds of people who lined the steps of the Opera House. Local media described the event as a farewell at the end of Harry's time in Australia before he heads to New Zealand on Saturday (9 May) to begin an eight-day official visit. Prince Harry is set to leave the army in June. More »

  • Royal baby Charlotte: How Kate Middleton can ensure Prince George isn't …
    Royal baby Charlotte: How Kate Middleton can ensure Prince George isn't … Wed, May 6, 2015

    Amid the consensus response of "Doesn't she look cute – where can I get one of those bonnets?'' we should spare a thought for His Royal Displacedness Prince George, on whom, right about now, it will be slowly dawning that the noisy bundle his beloved parents brought home from hospital isn't going back. There's nothing quite like the bittersweet weeks you spend with your PFB (Precious First Born, as Mumsnet users have knowingly termed them) when you're heavily pregnant with your second –especially if your oldest is too small to really comprehend the baby-shaped train that's coming down the tracks. For their entire short lives, the PFB has been the unchallenged prince or princess of its parents' hearts, monarch of all it surveys. More »

  • Royal baby: Legoland adds new Princess Charlotte to royal scene
    Royal baby: Legoland adds new Princess Charlotte to royal scene Tue, May 5, 2015

    Legoland Windsor has updated its royal scene to include a miniature version of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby, Princess Charlotte. More »

  • Princess Charlotte: Gun salutes in London celebrate birth of royal baby
    Princess Charlotte: Gun salutes in London celebrate birth of royal baby Tue, May 5, 2015

    Londoners paused on Monday (4 May), as the sound of cannon-fire rang out across the city in celebration of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter. Soldiers from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired 41 shots in Hyde Park. At the same time, the Honourable Artillery Company fired a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London. The new princess, named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, was born on Saturday (2 May) at 7.34am at London's St Mary's Hospital. More »

  • Britain's new princess meets royal family members
    Britain's new princess meets royal family members Sun, May 3, 2015

    The newest member of the royal family, a daughter born to Prince William and his wife Kate, met her grandparents and other family members at the couple's Kensington Palace home in London on Sunday. A statement from Kensington Palace said grandfather Prince Charles, next in line to the throne, and his wife Camilla had visited the newborn. Kate Middleton's parents and sister also travelled to meet the baby. Prince Harry, the baby's uncle, was in Australia and not among the visitors, but he sent a message in the Kensington Palace statement: "She is absolutely beautiful. More »

  • It's a girl - Duchess Kate gives birth, both well, palace says
    It's a girl - Duchess Kate gives birth, both well, palace says Sat, May 2, 2015

    By Stephen Addison LONDON (Reuters) - The Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a great grand-daughter to Queen Elizabeth. The royal family's newest member was born at 0734 GMT, some 2-1/2 hours after Kate Middleton was admitted in the early stages of labour to St Mary's Hospital, West London, the couple's Kensington Palace residence said in a statement. Kate cradled the sleeping princess in her arms as the couple waved to the cheering crowd, although they made no comment. A few minutes later, Prince William carried the baby in a car seat to a waiting vehicle, and then drove his wife and new daughter the short distance to Kensington Palace. More »

  • Royal baby: Party leaders toast to birth of royal baby girl
    Royal baby: Party leaders toast to birth of royal baby girl Sat, May 2, 2015

    Britain's leading politicians took time out from the election trail on Saturday (2 May) to send their best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, after Duchess Kate gave birth to a girl. The royal family's newest member was born at 8.34am, some 2-1/2 hours after Kate Middleton was admitted in the early stages of labour to St Mary's Hospital, West London, the couple's Kensington Palace residence said in a statement. Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby girl. The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg described how he'd learned the news of the new royal arrival. More »

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a new baby – and it’s a girl
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a new baby – and it’s a girl Sat, May 2, 2015

    The former Kate Middleton was admitted to hospital at 6am – and gave birth at 8.34am. More »

  • Royal baby: London's BT Tower celebrates royal birth with 'It's …
    Royal baby: London's BT Tower celebrates royal birth with 'It's … Sat, May 2, 2015

    London's BT tower delivered the news on the arrival of a new royal baby on Saturday (2 May). Flashing at the top of one of the city's tallest landmarks, the message read "It's a girl" and could be seen from all over central London. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. The royal family's newest member was born at 8.34 am, some 2-1/2 hours after Kate Middleton was admitted in the early stages of labour to St Mary's Hospital, West London, the couple's Kensington Palace residence said in a statement. More »

  • 11 rapid fire Twitter reactions to the birth of the Royal Baby
    11 rapid fire Twitter reactions to the birth of the Royal Baby Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge had a baby girl at 8.34am this morning. More »

  • Royal baby: Kate Middleton gives birth to girl at 8.34am
    Royal baby: Kate Middleton gives birth to girl at 8.34am Sat, May 2, 2015

    Kate Middleton has given birth to a girl at St Mary's Hospital in central London. The royal baby's name has not yet been released. The Duchess of Cambridge delivered her second child several days late at 8.34am on Saturday and was in labour for just over two and a half hours, with Prince William present for the birth, in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital – the same hospital where Princes William, Harry and George were also born. She weighed 8lb 3oz and is the fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, and brother Prince George. More »

  • Here are 8 things we definitely know about the Royal Baby
    Here are 8 things we definitely know about the Royal Baby Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour. More »

  • The 9 at 9: Saturday
    The 9 at 9: Saturday Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Kate Wait begins, the bus strike enters a second day, a weather alert from Met Éireann … and Bikram Yoga, with Paul O’Connell. More »

  • Kate Middleton in labour with royal baby: Duchess Of Cambridge admitted to St …
    Kate Middleton in labour with royal baby: Duchess Of Cambridge admitted to St … Sat, May 2, 2015

    LIVE STREAM: The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington where she will deliver her second child. More »

  • Royal baby: Latest stunt sees giant teddies delivered to hospital
    Royal baby: Latest stunt sees giant teddies delivered to hospital Fri, May 1, 2015

    Two giant teddy bears were delivered to the Lindo wing of St Mary's hospital in London on Friday (1 May). This was the latest in a series of corporate stunts aiming to capitalise on the intense interest in the birth of Britain's latest royal baby. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child expected any day dozens of journalists and royal super-fans have been camped outside the hospital where Kate is expected to give birth. More »

  • Royal baby: Kensington Palace delivers birthday cake to 'superfan' Terry …
    Royal baby: Kensington Palace delivers birthday cake to 'superfan' Terry … Fri, May 1, 2015

    Kensington Palace on Thursday (30 April) delivered a birthday cake to one of the royal "superfans" outside the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth. Terry Hutt, who has been sleeping on a bench outside St Mary's hospital for the past 10 days waiting for the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge, celebrated his 80th birthday on Thursday. A card accompanying the cake offered Hutt best wishes on his 80th birthday and was signed "from the team at Kensington Palace", which is the official home of Prince William and his wife Kate. More »

  • Royal baby is big business for Paddy Power as betting passes £250,000
    Royal baby is big business for Paddy Power as betting passes £250,000 Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Prince William and Kate Middleton's second child is expected any moment and although there's been no confirmation of the baby's sex or due date, that has not stopped Brits across the nation taking a punt on all things royal baby. "Royal baby betting is booming money is pouring in by the pram load. Depending on how long this drags on for we're expecting to turnover maybe a million, maybe nudge past a million, quadrupling that big figure in the next week or so," said Paddy Power spokesman Rory Scott. Bearing mind in 2013 for royal baby number one they were sort of 5, 6 7-1. More »

  • Royal baby: Royal lookalikes entertain fans outside St Mary's Hospital
    Royal baby: Royal lookalikes entertain fans outside St Mary's Hospital Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A pair of royal lookalikes made an appearance outside the hospital on Thursday (28 April) where the Duchess of Cambridge will soon give birth to her second child. The Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall imposters caused a brief flurry of media activity outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London as they mingled with royal fans. Putting on his best royal voice the Prince Charles impersonator said he hoped the William and Kate's second child would be born soon. More »

  • Kate Middleton royal baby: The names Duchess of Cambridge must avoid like the …
    Kate Middleton royal baby: The names Duchess of Cambridge must avoid like the … Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge is due to have her baby any day now: diehard royalists are already camped outside the Lindo Wing with only a thermos and a curly sandwich to sustain them, and bookies are laying odds on everything from the newborn's gender, time of birth and most feverishly of all, what name will be bestowed upon it. As anyone with a bump will tell you, one of the few pleasures of pregnancy is whiling away four zillion hours contemplating baby names - from the adventurous to the downright ludicrous. Quite possibly, the Duke and Duchess are obsessively trawling the Mumsnet baby name finder as I write - let's hope so because there are potential pitfalls at every turn when it comes to baby names and lots to bear in mind. More »

  • Charlotte keeping Duke up at night
    Charlotte keeping Duke up at night Wed, May 20, 2015

    Princess Charlotte has been giving the Duke of Cambridge "a few sleepless nights", he has told England women's World Cup squad. More »

  • Kelly praise for maternity makeover
    Kelly praise for maternity makeover Tue, May 19, 2015

    TV host Lorraine Kelly has praised high street fashion retailers for making better maternity clothes in the wake of the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancies. More »

  • Eurovision 2015: What you need to know about UK hopefuls Electro Velvet
    Eurovision 2015: What you need to know about UK hopefuls Electro Velvet Mon, May 18, 2015

    Here’s a look at the duo hoping to bring the UK success at Eurovision. More »

  • Queen tells guests of baby delight
    Queen tells guests of baby delight Tue, May 12, 2015

    The Queen told guests of her delight that the royal baby is a girl as she threw open the doors of Buckingham Palace for the first of this summer's garden parties. More »

  • Harry Wants Someone To 'Share Pressure' With
    Harry Wants Someone To 'Share Pressure' With Mon, May 11, 2015

    Prince Harry has told Sky News exclusively that he would like to have children now but is just waiting for the right woman. In his most personal interview in recent years, the Prince said it would be great to have someone to "share the pressure" with. But, speaking outside his hilltop bungalow on the remote Stewart Island off New Zealand, he admitted it could not be forced and that the "time will come". He also spoke of his desire to earn a "wage" and to "work with normal people", even though he has not yet decided what he wants to do after he leaves the Armed Forces later this summer. More »

  • Kate backs Children's Hospice Week
    Kate backs Children's Hospice Week Mon, May 11, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has lent her support to a campaign to raise awareness about the 49,000 children in the UK living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. More »

  • Japan mayor vows no name change for Charlotte the monkey
    Japan mayor vows no name change for Charlotte the monkey Fri, May 8, 2015

    A Japanese zoo that caused a furore by naming a baby monkey after Britain's Princess Charlotte has been told to stick to its guns by the local mayor after two days of fraught debate. More »

  • Kate And William Issue Warning Over Privacy
    Kate And William Issue Warning Over Privacy Thu, May 7, 2015

    The media has been warned to keep clear of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while they are at their Norfolk home. William and Kate left their London base of Kensington Palace on Wednesday bound for Anmer Hall with toddler George and new baby Charlotte who was born last Saturday. The letters, distributed by Norfolk Police and signed by the Cambridges' communications secretary, say the couple have "a more than reasonable expectation of privacy". More »

  • Media warned over royals' privacy
    Media warned over royals' privacy Thu, May 7, 2015

    Letters warning against "acts of harassment" while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family are at home in Norfolk have been handed to media in the area by police. More »