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Old 07-27-2013, 03:35 PM
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It isn't "members of parliament" which refers to elected members of the House of Commons. This is specifically from Members of the House of Lords, hence the message is

"....May it please Your Royal Highnesses to accept the loyal congratulations of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament "
They sent congratulations on behalf of dead people? Creepy.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:38 PM
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Do we know the names of the doctors who delivered the baby?
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:44 PM
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They sent congratulations on behalf of dead people? Creepy.
Erm nope, Lords Spiritual are those who hold office in the HOL by virtue of their ecclesiastical offices. Bishops, Archbishops, abbots, priors etc. Lords Temporal are those aligned with a political party.
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Lords Spiritual consist of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and twenty-four Bishops (by rotation but, always including the Bishops of London, Durham, and Winchester).
Thanks. I was worried it would give little George nightmares.
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Do we know the names of the doctors who delivered the baby?
Dr Marcus Setchell delivered baby George.

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Thanks. I was worried it would give little George nightmares.
Nightmares? Not sure how when he can't read yet.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:50 PM
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What does it matter what colour dress catherine wore when she left the hospital and why does the colour of her dress have to have anything to do with the gender of her child? When she was pregnant every time she wore a pink dress posters were claiming she was signaling the gender of the baby, same when she wore blue. Oddly enough those same posters never said anything when she wore red, black, green or polka dots. Maybe she just wore a blue dress to leave the hospital because she liked the colour and it fit well.
Well, the coordinated baby blue outfits worn by both William and Kate when they left the hospital makes me think that there was some thought that went into both of their outfits (exactly how much thought, I don't know, and we're not likely to find out). Doesn't matter that much in the grand scheme of things, but maybe it was a nice touch for them.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:43 PM
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When my oldest some was born, we did not know the sex, and did not want to know. We thought he was going to be a girls and were quite shocked he was a boy. When my second son was born, it was a different story. We had a two and a half year old at home, and wanted to know if we should unpack, or go shopping. I think this is common with many first time parents. We did have to go home and get other clothes because the oldest was 8 lbs, 3 oz, and the second was 10 lbs, 13 oz, and two weeks early. We still had to go shopping because the size of our second child did not align with the sizes his older brother was in at the same season. I don't regret not knowing the sex of the first, or knowing the sex of the second. They may do the same.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:15 PM
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Some of us love and honor our dead, and think of them as the furthest thing from creepy.

There are some interesting studies about women who tend to have boys, and women who tend to have girls (and women who really tend to hit the 50/50 mark). There may be physical reasons why some people have two or more boys in a row. We'll have to wait and see, next time, what happens. (Kate's mom would be the best predictor: we should be guessing 50/50 each birth).
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:22 PM
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Erm nope, Lords Spiritual are those who hold office in the HOL by virtue of their ecclesiastical offices. Bishops, Archbishops, abbots, priors etc. Lords Temporal are those aligned with a political party.

Lords Temporal don't have to be aligned to a political party - they can be independent of any party. They simply have to have a seat in the House of Lords - so all Life Peers are there regardless of being aligned to a political party.

Prior to 1999 for instance Charles, Philip and Andrew were counted amongst the Lords Temporal because they were members of the House of Lords.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:33 PM
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I am so happy everything goes well on her dereveling,tha little Prince looks adorable the whole family looks cute
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:38 PM
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It seems a complex set of rules but I am sure the young members of the Royal establishment don't care much. Is there a link or thread that explains all this? Cheers
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:41 PM
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How do you know she didn't have a pink dress there as well as the blue?
I don't - for all I know she brought a whole wardrobe with her and thought she was having quadruplets. I just think they probably knew the sex and didn't want to tell the media. I think so much was politically tied to this baby they had to find out what it was. But then again I thought it was a girl and that's why they changed the whole "first boy boy becomes king" thing so quickly.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:48 PM
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Some of us love and honor our dead, and think of them as the furthest thing from creepy.

There are some interesting studies about women who tend to have boys, and women who tend to have girls (and women who really tend to hit the 50/50 mark). There may be physical reasons why some people have two or more boys in a row. We'll have to wait and see, next time, what happens. (Kate's mom would be the best predictor: we should be guessing 50/50 each birth).

And then there are doctors who say it all depends on the timing of the intercourse:

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Zeugungszeitpunkt : Ob Mädchen oder Junge lässt sich doch beeinflussen - Nachrichten Wissenschaft - DIE WELT

Boy or girl ... how to increase the probability by 25 %.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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I don't - for all I know she brought a whole wardrobe with her and thought she was having quadruplets. I just think they probably knew the sex and didn't want to tell the media. I think so much was politically tied to this baby they had to find out what it was. But then again I thought it was a girl and that's why they changed the whole "first boy boy becomes king" thing so quickly.

The announcement that the change was going to take place happened in October 2011 - over a year before they announced they were expecting.

The law hasn't changed yet anyway - as there are 16 realms that have to change their own laws and most haven't done so so it hasn't changed in the UK.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:05 PM
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And then there are doctors who say it all depends on the timing of the intercourse:

Google Übersetzer

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Zeugungszeitpunkt : Ob Mädchen oder Junge lässt sich doch beeinflussen - Nachrichten Wissenschaft - DIE WELT

Boy or girl ... how to increase the probability by 25 %.
I don't think any doctor who is familiar with the current literature would say it is all dependent on timing of intercourse. Other variables include the father's genetics (and sperm production/survival rates per sex chromosome), and the woman's eating habits and hormones also seem to play a role (it was hormones I was speaking of earlier):

Testosterone

Certainly, since X-bearing sperm swim faster, the timing nearer to the release of the egg becomes key (but that's just one variable).

Also fairly long term data on vaginal Ph:

pH Balance » The Gender Selection Source

Seriously doubt William and Kate used any of these techniques, but who knows. There are more than that, actually.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:19 PM
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11 hours' labour and all natural! How serene Kate sailed through a textbook delivery as she goes through the perfect birth she was hoping for
Duchess of Cambridge gave birth without recourse to powerful painkillers
Her calm demeanour is said to have moved the seven-strong medical team


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Old 07-27-2013, 09:27 PM
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11 hours' labour and all natural! How serene Kate sailed through a textbook delivery as she goes through the perfect birth she was hoping for
Duchess of Cambridge gave birth without recourse to powerful painkillers
Her calm demeanour is said to have moved the seven-strong medical team


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If it carries on like this, the backlash will be ferocious.

I wish they would leave well alone, but its the DM and they won't.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:37 PM
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Men sperm can be centrifuged to harvest the lighter xy cells to maximize boys conception. Quite easy in most clinics. As for the hard labor, they said the baby was slightly overweight, so, normal to take a bit longer to allow the large baby through the tight vaginal passage. Best wishes to mum and baby.
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Enough already! Next the DM will be reporting at how angels sang at the birth.....
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