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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. HOW IS THE BIRTH BEING CELEBRATED? Bells rang and guns were fired in London on Tuesday [24 April] in celebration of the birth of the royal family’s latest addition. The bells tolled at Westminister Abbey while the Honourable Artillery Company, a reserve regiment, fired a 62-round salute from the Tower of London and Hyde Park. The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode out from Wellington Barracks into Hyde Park for a 41-round salute. 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 …

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 …