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His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

  July 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm by

A statement released today by Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis.” It went on saying, “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.” The couple announced the baby’s name two days after it’s birth. Prince George is third in line and one day will be King.

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What Did The Duchess Wear To Introduce The Future King

  July 24, 2013 at 3:19 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge flew the British flag once again in front of hundreds of photographers, live TV and huge waiting crowd while leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital. The Duchess looked radiant in a custom made Jenny Packham empire line waist sky blue dress with white polka dots. The dress fabric was crepe de chine. Catherine matched the dress with nude wedges. Her hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge: It’s A Boy!

  July 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm by

The British Royal Court has announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has been safely delivered of a baby son. The infant was born on July 22nd, at 4:24pm. He weighed 3798 grams, the birth took place in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington by Dr Marcus Setchell and Dr Alan Farthing. This is the first child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who married in April … Continue reading

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The British Infanta

  July 18, 2013 at 9:56 am by

On July 13th, 1966 a largely forgotten member of the Spanish Royal Family died at Sanlúcar de Barrameda in southern Spain. The royal lady in question was Beatrice, Duchess of Galliera, who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Born Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh on April 20th, 1884 in Kent, her father was Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and her mother was Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. Prior to her … Continue reading

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Zara Isn’t Letting Pregnancy Slow Her Down

  July 15, 2013 at 9:29 am by

The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Philips, announced her pregnancy a week ago, and isn’t letting it her slow her down. Zara continues to horse ride and has been participating in different events. Over the weekend, Zara participated in the eventing at Brightling Park in East Sussex. Eventing is a three stage competition – dressage, show jumping and cross country. It’s said that Zara will participate in two other eventing challenges later … Continue reading

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How Princess Beatrice Overcame Her Dyslexia

  July 10, 2013 at 3:01 am by

In a video message recorded for a literary festival which is due to take place on the weekend in central London, 24-year-old Princess Beatrice spoke how she overcame her dyslexia. Princess Beatrice has struggled with reading, but not until she started reading Harry Potter did it become easier. In the video, the royal says, “When I was younger I was diagnosed with dyslexia which meant, for me, sitting in front … Continue reading

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Title For the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s Child

  July 8, 2013 at 10:28 am by

Buckingham Palace has announced today that the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get the title Prince or Princess of Cambridge. A palace spokesman said, “The royal couple’s child will officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.” The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, said “It is a great honour and I’m sure the people of Cambridge will appreciate … Continue reading

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Zara & Mike Expecting First Child

  July 8, 2013 at 6:58 am by

Today, July 8, the British Royal Court announced that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting their first child. The statement says that the baby is due around the New Year. The infant will be the third grandchild for the Princess Royal, and the fourth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have been married since July 30, 2011.

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Prince Michael of Kent Turns 71

  July 5, 2013 at 9:20 am by

July 4th, 2013 Prince Michael of Kent celebrated his 71st birthday on July 4th. The Prince, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was born at Coppins, Iver in Buckinghamshire in 1942. His father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George V and Queen Mary, and his mother was Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Sadly his father was killed in a tragic plane … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit ‘Dr Who’ Set in Wales

  July 4, 2013 at 5:21 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently on their annual summer tour of Wales, and yesterday they stopped by a special location – the studios where Dr Who is filmed. Charles and Camilla visited the BBC Roath Lock Studios in Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay. They were given a tour of the set by the show’s current stars: the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith (whose run as the Doctor will come … Continue reading

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On This Day: Princess of Wales Was Born

  July 1, 2013 at 5:36 am by

Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born July 1, 1961. Diana was born into one of the oldest families in the UK and was the fourth child of five. Princess Diana was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. The couple married on July 29, 1981 and the wedding was watched by over 700 million people worldwide. Princess Diana had two sons with Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry. … Continue reading

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35th Wedding Anniversary of Prince & Princess Michael of Kent

  June 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm by

June 30th, 2013 Prince and Princess Michael of Kent celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on June 30th. Prince Michael of Kent, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, married the Austrian-Hungarian Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz in a civil ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Marie Christine, a Roman Catholic, was previously married but that marriage was formally annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in May 1978. Upon her marriage … Continue reading

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Have You Guessed Yet?

  June 30, 2013 at 3:19 am by

Since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they were expecting a child in July 2013, The Royal Forums has several threads for members to discuss godparents, the gender etc. So have you joined in yet? If not, its not too late to do so. For guessing Potential Names and Godparents see this thread. The Cambridge Baby: Musings and Suggestions thread can be found here. And don’t forget to vote in … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie To Work In New York

  June 24, 2013 at 2:18 am by

Princess Eugenie is heading to New York in October for her new job. Prince Andrew’s younger daughter will work for an auction house Paddle8. The Princess graduated in 2012 from from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in a combined degree of English literature and art history. A friend said “She is determined to be a working woman with a full-time job.” It’s reported that the Princess will return to the … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester Turns 67

  June 22, 2013 at 7:48 am by

The Duchess of Gloucester turned 67 on June 20th. Though a less well known member of the extended British Royal Family, the Duchess was born Birgitte Eva Henriksen in Odense, Denmark on June 20th, 1946. Later Birgitte moved to the UK and worked in the Danish Embassy in London. On the 8th of July 1972, she married Prince Richard of Gloucester at St Andrew’s Church, Barnwell in Northamptonshire. Following the … Continue reading

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Prince William turns 31

  June 21, 2013 at 11:25 am by

London – June 21st, 2013 Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, turned 31 on June 21st. The future King was born at St Mary’s Hospital, London as the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales in 1982. He was baptized William Arthur Philip Louis by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, on August 4th, 1982.His godparents included King Constantine II of Greece … Continue reading

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A Royal Win At Royal Ascot

  June 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II could not be any happier today when her horse passed the finish line winning first place at the Royal Ascot race. Estimate, the Queen’s horse, won the prestigious Gold Cup, which made the Queen the first reigning monarch to win the Gold Cup in its 207-year history. The Queen was supposed to hand out the winning trophies for the race but since she won, the Duke of … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Leaves Hospital

  June 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh left the London Clinic on Monday evening, June 17th, after having spent 11 days at the hospital. The 92 year old Greek-born Prince was in good spirits and thanked the staff he left. Over the previous few days, the Prince had received visits from several members of the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales and Princes Edward, William and Harry. It’s expected that Prince … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s Big Win At Royal Ascot Day 1

  June 19, 2013 at 1:56 am by

Dawn Approach, owned by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was named winner of the prestigious St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot day one. Dawn Approach is from the Godolphin’s stables and trained by the stables trainer Jim Bolger. The Duchess of Cornwall presented Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the St James Trophy.

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Kate Is Pretty In Pink

  June 17, 2013 at 6:19 am by

It’s said to be the Duchess of Cambridge’s last event before the royal baby is due. The Duchess stepped out with the royal family to attend the yearly event Trooping the Colour ceremony in honour of the Queen’s official birthday. Eight months pregnant, Catherine choose a custom made Alexander McQueen pink coat for the event. The coat has a slightly oversized collar, 3/4 sleeves and completing the coat, the designer … Continue reading

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