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Factbox: Royal Baby, All you Need to Know

The Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at St Mary’s Hospital  in west London on Monday [23 April], the third child for the royal couple. WHAT HAS KENSINGTON PALACE SAID? “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. [3.8 kg]. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.” HOW IMPORTANT IS THE NEW PRINCE? The new prince is Queen Elizabeth’s sixth great-grandchild and fifth-in-line to the throne behind siblings George, 4, his two-year-old sister Charlotte, their father William, and grandfather Prince Charles, who is heir. A 2013 change to the law means the boy will not supplant his older sister Charlotte in the line of succession. Before that change younger males would take precedence over …

Queen Lauds Grenfell Spirit in Milestone Christmas Broadcast

Grenfell Tower victims and the firefighters who battled the fatal blaze which claimed 71 lives headlined the Queen’s 60th Christmas Day broadcast. The 91-year-old monarch also praised the resilience of London and Manchester after “appalling attacks”. The “powerful identities” of the capital and the northern English city had shone through after militant attacks as well as the devastating fire that destroyed the residential tower block in west London in June, the Queen said. The 91 year-old monarch, whose televised address is a Christmas staple in Britain, recounted how it had been a privilege to visit victims of the bomb attack at a pop concert in Manchester, as she was able to witness the bravery and resilience of survivors first-hand. On the 60th anniversary of her first televised Christmas address, she said her reflections on the year had made her “grateful for the blessings of home and family”, and praised her husband and his “unique” sense of humour. The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, has been at the queen’s side throughout her 65 years on the throne, …

Princess Charlotte Joins Toddlers Who Lunch

Princess Charlotte, the two-year-old daughter of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is to start at a nursery school near the family home in west London in January 2018, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The fourth-in-line to the throne will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington. “We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte,” the school said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.” On its website the school, rated as “outstanding” by government inspectors, describes itself as traditional, saying it “strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners”. Fees are £3,050 per term for mornings and £1,800 for afternoons. A lunch club comes as an optional extra at £580.00 per term for one afternoon per week, £1160 per term for two afternoons per week and £1740 per term for all three afternoons during the week. The school states as part of its strict admissions policy: “All our fees are payable strictly in advance. A full …

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Baby No.3

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced. The royal couple already have two children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2. The Duchess is said to be suffering from severe Morning Sickness just as she did with her two previous pregnancies. She last appeared in public with Prince William and Harry at the White Garden in Kensington Gardens dedicated to the 20th anniverssary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The statement from Kensington Palace stated: “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. “As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. “Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today. “The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.” She had planned to do the school run on Thursday (7 September) …

Kate Effect: Royal Baby Boost for UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued to receive messages of congratulations and close family visitors to their Kensington Palace home in west London after the birth of their second child at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital. Read more: Royal Baby: It’s a Princess Royal Baby: Will it be Alice, Diana or Elizabeth The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were early visitors to Kensington Palace to see his second grandchild. The duchess’ parents, Michael and Carole and her sister Pippa Middleton have also been to see the new baby. Kensington Palace said the Cambridges were “hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people from all over the world”. A spokesperson announced on Twitter: “It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter.” Prince Harry who is on military duties in Australia said he couldn’t wait to meet his beautiful niece. Prince Harry has said about his new niece: "She is absolutely beautiful. I …

Royal Baby: It’s a Princess

Follow our live coverage of the birth of the Royal baby from the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Paddington Hospital, west London. He or she will be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child and will become the fourth in line to the British monarchy. *Comment, ask questions and make your points below the live dispatches and share them to social media.