July 22, 2013 |
LONDON - A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne. The child was born at 4:24 p.m. London time, about 10½ hours after Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, entered St. Mary's Hospital in central London in the early stages of labor. Palace officials said the infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Barring tragedy - or revolution - he is destined one day to reign over Britain and the 15 other nations, including Australia and Canada, that recognize the British monarch as head of state.
September 18, 2012 |
PARIS - Britain's royal family won a legal victory Tuesday when a French court ordered a magazine to hand over photographs of Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, sunbathing topless at a secluded villa in the south of France. The court decreed that Closer, the glossy celebrity magazine that published the "profoundly intimate" pictures, had 24 hours to comply with the order or face a penalty of $13,000 for every day it delayed in doing so. The court also said the French magazine would be fined $13,000 every time it republished or distributed the offending images.
October 23, 2013 |
LONDON -- Prince George, heir to the British throne, was christened Wednesday in a private ceremony attended by four generations of the royal family and a small group of family and friends. The short private service for the 3-month-old prince was conducted in the 16th century St. James's Palace chapel by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury. Queen Elizabeth II, looking like a delighted great-grandmother, was smiling and wearing a light blue ensemble with a wide-brimmed blue hat. She was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip.
July 23, 2013 |
The future ruler of Great Britain -- all 8 pounds, 6 ounces of him -- emerged from St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday, swaddled in blankets and in the arms of his parents, William and Kate. A full head of blond hair poked out as the new Prince of Cambridge, who does not yet have a name, was passed from his mother to his father, who took him in a two-handed football hold. "He's got her looks, thankfully," Prince William said of his son, with a glance at his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.
July 24, 2013 |
When the first pictures emerged Tuesday of William and Kate carrying the newest member of the British royal family home from a hospital, some parents (including a number of staffers here at the Los Angeles Times) noticed something amiss: His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge did not appear to be restrained correctly in his car seat. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and strapped only loosely into his carrier -- two no-nos when it comes to car seat use. "I dislike it when I see negative scrutiny directed at any new parents because I think being a new parent is just plain difficult," wrote Melissa Lawrence, a mother of five who blogs at Cloudmom.com . "But the more I thought about this picture of the royal baby in his car seat, the more it bothered me ... why on Earth [wasn't he]
June 12, 2013 |
I get it. I really do. It's hard to raise brand awareness out there in the ever more cluttered world -- especially when it comes to the fickle and fast-moving apparel business. And it's becoming increasingly clear that on-screen product placement can be an effective way of cutting through some of that clutter. But today's announcement that Vilebrequin , a luxury brand known for its seasonally changing, brightly patterned, quick-drying boxer-short-like men's swim trunks with a retail price point well north of $200, will appear in Monday's episode of "The Bachelorette" (and in what appears to be some kind of beefcake walk-off to boot)
September 27, 2013 |
Prince George's christening date has been set for Oct. 23, Kensington Palace announced Friday. That will make the son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- born July 22 -- about 3 months old for the intimate ceremony in which his guardians will pledge to raise him in the Christian faith. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
July 23, 2013 |
LONDON - As a jubilant Britain wonders what the future will bring for its newest heir to the throne, who went home with his parents to start his royal life Tuesday, there's one thing the littlest prince seems set to bring to Britain's future: a paradigm shift. For more than 60 years, this country has been ruled by a female monarch, who was crowned when Britain was still recovering from World War II. Most of Queen Elizabeth II's subjects today have known no other head of state and find her a symbol of national stability.
April 5, 2013 |
The former Kate Middleton is getting a tad more specific about her due date. Attending an event with husband Prince William for the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, revealed the detail to reporters. "It's around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda," she joked. The palace previously said that the baby was due in July, when it originally announced that the duchess was pregnant last December. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The British royals are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they are in Scotland and the countess-duchess often pays tribute by wearing a bit of tartan, the Daily Mail said . She wore a checkered gray and blue coat with silver buttons during a leg of the visit and the next day sported a tartan scarf with a bright red coat.
July 19, 2013 |
Will and Kate left her parents' home in Bucklebury, England, on Friday and were headed in the direction of home, according to media reports. This appears to scotch the notion that the royal baby would be born somewhere other than London -- which would have spoiled plans for the huge crowd of media camped outside St. Mary's Hospital. The idea batted about by news outlets that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might pull a hospital switch, with the baby born in Reading instead of St. Mary's Hospital in west London, was a bit far-fetched.