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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 …

Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan Invite over 2,500 Ordinary People

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Harry and US actress Markle are tying the knot at Windsor Castle on 19 May in a ceremony expected to attract a global media coverage as did the marriage of Harry’s elder brother William to Kate Middleton in 2011, watched by an estimated two billion people. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle,” the statement read. The 2,640 invited guests will be made up of people from charities associated with the couple, local school pupils and members of the local community, and 1,200 people from across the country, chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to …

Harry and Meghan Letter ‘Race Hate Crime’ —Terror Police

Scotland Yard has said a package containing a mysterious substance, addressed to Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle, was harmless. But counter-terrorism officers are treating a letter which accompanied the package as a racist hate crime, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. The package was sent to St James’s Palace on Monday (19 February) and police later confirmed the substance it contained was non-suspicious. “Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package, and it is being treated as a racist hate crime,” the police statement said. The London Evening Standard reported that the package had been addressed to Harry and Markle, his fiancee and former Suits actress who he is to marry in May. A spokeswoman for the prince, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, said they had no comment on the reports. In a rebuke from his office to the media in 2016 over intrusion into his then-girlfriend’s private life, Harry referred to the racism that had been directed at Markle, whose father is white and mother is …

Princess Charlotte Poses for a ‘Mumsie’ Before Nursery School

Princess Charlotte has celebrated a significant milestone by posing for two portrait images shot by her budding photographer mother, the Duchess of Cambridge who turns 36 tomorrow. Pictures taken by the pregnant duchess on Monday (8 January) showed the smiling and composed two-year-old perched and standing on the steps of the family home in Kensington Palace before setting off for her first day at the private Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington. 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. Charlotte is fourth-in-line to the British throne behind her father Prince William, her elder brother George and grandfather Prince Charles and her parents are expecting a third baby in April. Unlike previous senior royals, she follows in the footsteps of her father who attended nursery school as a child and sibling George who progressed from nursery to primary school in September when he enrolled …

What We Learnt: Prince Harry’s Takeover of The Today Programme

Prince Harry’s stint as guest editor on BBC 4’s flagship news programme did not disappoint for its variety and top-draw interview subjects; They don’t come any bigger than the erstwhile occupant of the White House, President Barack Obama and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles [Pa] who has “bored him to tears” banging on about the devastating impact of climate change. And the easy bit? Getting Obama to do his first candid interview since leaving Pennsylvania Avenue last year told us he had friends in high places and an “outsize” voice according to Obama. RELATED STORY: Meghan Markle’s £56,000 Ralph & Russo Engagement Gown He hinted how fiancee Suits actress Meghan Markle had fared well with the in-laws at their Sandringham Christmas get-together, “running around with the kids” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He however let his guard down when he let slip: “She’s done an absolutely amazing job, she’s getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.” Now that told us volumes about Markle’s private family …