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Journo Fired for Ignoring Prince George's Birth Gets $65K

Former BBC producer in Sri Lanka opted to cover Sri Lankan news instead

(Newser) - Not everyone was swept up by Royal Baby fever back in 2013, but not everyone lost their job for ignoring the birth of Prince George , either. A little bit of satisfaction and about $65,000 now belongs to Chandana Keerthi Bandara, a former producer for the BBC's Sri Lankan... More »

Princess Charlotte's Christening Details Announced

She'll be christened at same church where Princess Di was

(Newser) - Princess Charlotte, the newborn daughter of Prince William and Kate, will be christened in a private ceremony next month, officials said today. The ceremony is set for July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Queen Elizabeth II's sprawling Sandringham estate in Norfolk, on England's eastern coast. Princess... More »

Japanese Zoo Sorry It Named Baby Monkey 'Charlotte'

Naming macaque after England's new princess has proved a royal pain

(Newser) - A month ago, no one would have said boo about the name chosen by a Japanese zoo for its new baby monkey. But a month ago, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana hadn't yet entered the world, and now Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden is fielding a "barrage of complaints" about... More »

William, Kate Reveal Their Daughter's Name

It's Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

(Newser) - The royal baby has a name. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter . "The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge." The name, of... More »

Meet the Newest Princess

Kate and William take their daughter home

(Newser) - Such royal efficiency. After Duchess Kate gave birth at 8:34am local time in London, she and William left St. Mary's Hospital about nine hours later and showed off their newborn girl before heading home. As USA Today observes, Kate "did not look as if she had just... More »

Why This Royal Baby Is 'Historic'

She will keep her spot in line to the throne, regardless of next child's gender

(Newser) - Britain is going wild over the princess many (including Prince Charles ) were hoping for—and as USA Today notes, the royal baby girl born this morning to Prince William and wife Kate is also making history because of her gender. Due to recent revisions to the rules of succession... More »

It's a Girl for Kate and William

Palace announces royal baby's birth

(Newser) - Prince Charles got his wish : The palace has announced that Prince William and wife Kate have welcomed a baby girl. Earlier , the palace confirmed Kate had entered the Lindo wing at St. Mary's Hospital at 6am local time today with William by her side; that's the same hospital... More »

Prince Charles Reveals His Baby Bias

He weighs in with his official vote: granddaughter

(Newser) - Is Britain getting a new princess? Prince Charles certainly hopes so. The monarchy and royal fans worldwide are keenly awaiting the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's second child. Kate, who has said she was due around late April, now appears to be several days overdue.... More »

Royal Baby No. 2 Due in April

And Kate is feeling better, expected to attend official functions

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April—the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement today that the duchess, who has been sidelined by a prolonged bout of severe morning... More »

Prince William: It's Been a 'Tricky Few Days'

But Kate Middleton 'feeling OK,' he says

(Newser) - Prince William spoke to reporters about wife Kate's pregnancy today, saying it's been a "tricky few days" since she is, once again, suffering from what Kensington Palace calls "very acute morning sickness." Even so, the prince says, the pregnancy is "great news" and the... More »

Palace: Kate Pregnant Again

Prince William, Kate expecting second royal baby

(Newser) - Get ready for another few months of royal baby fever: Buckingham Palace announced today that Prince William and the Duchess-formerly-known-as-Kate-Middleton are expecting their second child, CNN reports. Once again, the world has learned the news because Kate is extremely sick ; she's being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum at Kensington Palace... More »

5 Stars Who Use Decoys

Sometimes you just need a lookalike

(Newser) - Being rich and famous is great, but sometimes celebrities don't want to be hounded. SheFinds rounds up nine celebrities who've used decoys. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry used a friend as a body double at an Australian airport.
  • Madonna used multiple lookalikes during her MDNA tour.
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Here It Is: Prince George's Official 1st Birthday Photo

Prince William, Kate Middleton release photo from earlier this month

(Newser) - In case you don't have it marked on your calendar, the royal baby turns a year old on Tuesday—and to mark the occasion, three days in advance, his royal parents have released an official photo of Prince George, taken 20 days in advance. Prince William, wife Kate, and... More »

Prince George's Godparents: Commoners

Will, Kate name 3 school friends as godparents

(Newser) - Scandalous: Not a single royal will be among Prince George's godparents, the Times reports. For that matter, none of the Middletons made the cut either. Prince William and wife Kate named three close friends from their school days as their son's godparents yesterday: Fergus Boyd, Emilia d’Erlanger,... More »

Prince William Is Leaving British Military

Will focus on royal duties, charity work, and presumably his kid

(Newser) - Maybe it's time for him to become a full-time dad? Well, a part-time dad and a part-time royal, at least: Prince William is leaving the British military. Tuesday's shift as an RAF search and rescue pilot was his last, Kensington Palace announced today. After more than seven years... More »

Inside Kate's Post-Baby Life

It involves muesli, for one thing

(Newser) - Vanity Fair got an inside look at Kate Middleton's life now that she has a tiny royal to take care of, thanks to a preview of an upcoming biography by Katie Nicholl. Before they even got married, Prince William assured Kate that her parents would be involved in... More »

Prince William: Royal Baby Is 'Bit of a Rascal'

Talks Prince George in first official post-birth interview

(Newser) - The newest heir to Britain's throne is a "rascal," says dear old dad. Prince William gave his first official interview since the birth of his son, telling CNN that wee Prince George is "a little bit of a rascal, I'll put it that way. He... More »

Royal Birth Was Painkiller-Free

No epidural for cool Kate

(Newser) - Things that probably helped Kate Middleton refuse painkillers during childbirth: the knowledge that her choice would ultimately be breathlessly reported in articles like this one. The Daily Mail reports that the duchess went the natural route during her 11 hours of labor, assisted by a rotating team of four midwives... More »

Why They Named Him George Alexander Louis

History behind royal baby name revealed

(Newser) - Now that we know the royal baby's name—the wee prince has been dubbed George Alexander Louis —it's time to look at the meaning behind the name. The BBC reports:
  • George: St. George is the patron saint of England, and six Georges have sat on the throne,
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And the Royal Baby's Name Is...

George Alexander Louis

(Newser) - The name some of us have been breathlessly waiting for is here: Royal officials say Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis. Palace officials said today that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. Earlier,... More »

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