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  • Royal Baby Name 'Charlotte' Makes Top 10 List Fri, May 8, 2015

    For the second year in a row, more parents have donned their boys with the name Noah than any other name, the Social Security Administration announced this morning (May 8). Noah was followed by Liam, and Emma by Olivia, for the second-most popular baby names of 2014. "Emma didn't actually rise this year — Sophia fell," said Laura Wattenberg, founder of the baby-name website babynamewizard.com and author of "The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby" (Three Rivers Press, 2013). The name Charlotte has been rising in popularity, and has seen several high-profile gains recently: Both Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton as well as Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, named their newborns Charlotte. 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Duke, Duchess And Baby Princess Leave Palace
    Duke, Duchess And Baby Princess Leave Palace Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their four-day-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, are heading to their Norfolk home. William and Kate left London this afternoon with their two children and are travelling to Anmer Hall, their bolthole in the countryside, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Princess Charlotte was shown off to the world on Saturday evening at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, and slept soundly throughout the photo call. The Duchess of Cambridge's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, visited Kensington Palace on Sunday to see their granddaughter for the first time. More »

  • Baby Charlotte off to the country
    Baby Charlotte off to the country Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Kensington Palace with their four-day-old daughter Princess Charlotte as they retreat to their country home Anmer Hall. More »

  • Prince William, wife Kate off to country home with children
    Prince William, wife Kate off to country home with children Wed, May 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have packed up their newborn princess and their 21-month-old son Prince George for a stay at their country home. 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 »

  • A-List Insider: Royal family welcome Princess Charlotte, Rihanna steals the …
    A-List Insider: Royal family welcome Princess Charlotte, Rihanna steals the … Wed, May 6, 2015

    The world meets Princess Charlotte, Rihanna steals the show at the Met Gala and Chris Brown might be in trouble with the law again. The royal family has just got a new member after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their second child. Apparently the princess, who will be known officially as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, was named in honour of her grandfather Prince Charles, her great grandmother Queen Elizabeth and her late paternal grandmother Princess Diana. More »

  • Queen Sees Princess Charlotte For First Time
    Queen Sees Princess Charlotte For First Time Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Queen has seen her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte for the first time. The baby girl, who is fourth in line to the throne, was introduced to her great-grandmother at Kensington Palace. The Queen is believed to have travelled to London from her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter was born at 8.34am on Saturday, weighing 8lb 3oz. 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 »

  • Royal princess: What significance do her names hold? Mon, May 4, 2015

    A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed Monday that Britain's Prince William his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. "You have to remember they are naming the future king or queen,” ABC's royals contributor Victoria Arbiter told E! prior to Prince George’s birth in 2013. Princess Charlotte’s name is clearly a nod to both family and tradition. Likewise, Elizabeth is a fitting middle name, as her 89-year-old great grandmother Queen Elizabeth II will overtake Queen Victoria as the longest-reining monarch in British history this year. More »

  • Kate And William Announce Royal Baby Name
    Kate And William Announce Royal Baby Name Mon, May 4, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their baby daughter is to be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Sky's Royal Commentator Alistair Bruce said it had to be a traditional name. The birth of the Royal princess was marked this afternoon by gun salutes across London. More »

  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
    Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Mon, May 4, 2015

    Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honours the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth. More »

  • Princess Charlotte chosen by royals
    Princess Charlotte chosen by royals Mon, May 4, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Princess Charlotte - a decision which will be seen as a touching tribute to the Prince of Wales. More »

  • Royal Baby: Second Siblings Who Changed the World
    Royal Baby: Second Siblings Who Changed the World Mon, May 4, 2015

    Princess Kate Middleton and Prince William just welcomed their second child, a baby girl, into the world — and into the growing queue to the British throne. Based on custom, the baby girl will be fourth in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. King Henry VIII, who ruled England from 1509 to 1547, ascended to the throne only because his elder brother, Arthur, died in 1502. More »

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth …
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth … Mon, May 4, 2015

    Kensington Palace made the announcement of Twitter this afternoon. More »

  • Monday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • Royal Mint Unveils £5 Coin For New Princess
    Royal Mint Unveils £5 Coin For New Princess Mon, May 4, 2015

    The Royal Mint has unveiled the design of a new £5 coin, to commemorate the safe arrival of the royal baby. In celebration of the princess's birth, 500 gold coins and 9,500 silver coins will be produced. The coins have a royal seal of approval from the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Chancellor. John Bergdahl has designed the limited-edition pieces, and he was also the artist behind the commemorative coins which were minted for Prince George's birth. 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 »

  • Baby absolutely beautiful - Harry
    Baby absolutely beautiful - Harry Sun, May 3, 2015

    Prince Harry has described the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter as "absolutely beautiful" as her doting grandparents visited the baby princess for the first time. More »

  • New Norfolk Home For Royal Family Of Four
    New Norfolk Home For Royal Family Of Four Sun, May 3, 2015

    The latest addition to the Royal Family will enjoy the rural seclusion of countryside life as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make the most of the privacy of their Norfolk home. Anmer Hall lies on the Queen's Sandringham Estate and was a gift to the young couple when they married. The 10-bedroom Georgian country house provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of London and their official residence at Kensington Palace, just as Balmoral does for the Queen and Highgrove for Prince Charles. Neville Warnes, aged 84, moved to the tiny village of Anmer in 1938 as a boy and can understand the lure of the tranquil surroundings. More »

  • Princess Charlotte? Rush Of Bets At Bookies
    Princess Charlotte? Rush Of Bets At Bookies Sun, May 3, 2015

    Odds on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child being named Charlotte currently stand at 9/4. Some pay-outs have already been made since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on Saturday night. Several punters had placed a bet on which colour dress would be worn by the Duchess as she introduced her daughter to the world. More »

  • Baby Princess Spends First Night At Home
    Baby Princess Spends First Night At Home Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending their first night at home with their baby daughter after leaving hospital to roaring applause from waiting crowds. The royal couple proudly showed their princess to the world around 6pm - just 10 hours after she was born - and are now at Kensington Palace with young son Prince George. The moment Prince William and wife Kate emerged through the doors of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, supporters cheered and photographers and camera crews captured the first images of the baby girl. Kate wore a floral yellow and white Jenny Packham dress while her husband William, 32, looked relaxed in a white shirt and blue jumper. More »

  • Baby princess spends night at home
    Baby princess spends night at home Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given the world a glimpse of their baby princess - who slept through her first photocall. 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 »

  • Watch Live For First Images Of New Royal Baby
    Watch Live For First Images Of New Royal Baby Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge was in familiar surroundings being looked after by a medical team she knows well as she gave birth to her second child. Kate delivered a baby girl at 8.34am after being admitted to hospital at 6am. :: Get the latest updates and tweets from the Lindo Wing in our live blog. This is the exclusive private unit at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington where Kate also gave birth to Prince George back in July 2013. More »

  • Royal Baby Girl To Leave Hospital Imminently
    Royal Baby Girl To Leave Hospital Imminently Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn daughter are to leave hospital imminently after Kate gave birth this morning. The as-yet unnamed princess was born at 8.34am and Prince William had been present at the birth. Both mother and the newborn girl, who weighed 8lb 3oz, are "doing well" at London's St Mary's Hospital, Kensington Palace said. The trio will head back to Kensington Palace as the princess spends her first night at home. 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 »

  • Britain's royal family welcomes a girl. Where is she in the line of suc … Sat, May 2, 2015

    Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a little girl on Saturday at 8:34 a.m. (3:34 a.m. ET). This is the couple’s second child, turning one-year-old Prince George into a big brother. Both children were born at St. Mary’s Hospital, West London. The Kensington Palace announced the birth of the 8 pounds 3 ounce baby, whose name has not yet been released, on Twitter. Prince William was present for the birth, and the birth was reportedly free of complications. 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 »

  • William and Kate eschew crowns for life with nappies Sat, May 2, 2015

    The eyes of the world have again turned on Queen Elizabeth's grandson and his wife, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with the birth of their second child, a girl. Millions of people across the world tuned in to watch their sumptuous wedding in 2011 while the birth of Prince George two years later provoked an international media frenzy outside a hospital in west London. Rather than crowns and tiaras, William and Kate will be eagerly looking forward to bath time and changing nappies. "I'm sure that they'll be again very hands on and very much wanting to be as normal a family as possible." Britain's royal family has enjoyed a surge in popularity in the last decade, mainly fuelled by its young members, Kate, William and his younger brother Harry, restoring its reputation after the divorce of their parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and her subsequent death in a Paris car crash in 1997. More »