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Prince George Sets Off on First Official Tour

He arrives in New Zealand with Prince William, Kate

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate arrived in New Zealand at the beginning of a three-week tour today, and they brought Prince George along—it's the eight-month-old's first official tour, the BBC reports, and just the second time he's faced the media. The royal family's first stop:... More »

William, Kate Release New George Photo

Royal heir will head out on first official trip next week

(Newser) - Ahead of their Australia-New Zealand tour next week, Prince William and Kate Middleton have released an official family photo that includes their now 8-month-old bouncing baby boy, reports the BBC . Prince George, who will accompany the royal couple on their trip beginning next Monday, is pictured being held by his... More »

Maori King Snubs Prince William, Kate

90 minutes not enough time for proper meeting, his people say

(Newser) - Ouch: Prince William and wife Kate have been refused a meeting with New Zealand's Maori king, because they didn't offer up enough time. Wills and Kate, along with son Prince George, will be in New Zealand next month, and asked to meet with King Tuheitia for 90 minutes.... More »

Queen Pushing Royal Makeover for Kate

Expect lower hemlines, more tiaras

(Newser) - When you see Kate Middleton on an Australian tour in April, don't be surprised if she looks a little different. According to the Daily Mail , Queen Elizabeth has been urging a makeover for the duchess for the trip, involving more tiaras, more jewels, ... and longer skirts. Designers are working... More »

Tabloid Hacked Kate's Phone: Prosecutors

Prince William calls her 'babykins' in voicemail, says he was nearly shot

(Newser) - Prosecutors told a London court today that Rupert Murdoch's News of the World hacked the phones of Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, marking the first time the now-closed tabloid has been accused of hacking the phone of an actual member of the British royal family—as opposed to an... More »

Not Among Royal Baby's Godparents: Harry, Pippa

It's royal christening day

(Newser) - Nothing but the best for the royal babe: Prince George was today christened at St. James's Palace's Chapel Royal with water from the River Jordan; he wore a replica of the christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and first used in 1841. Here's the... 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 »

Kate Makes 1st Official Appearance Post-Baby

...at ultra marathon with Prince William

(Newser) - Kate Middleton officially confirmed it today: She's looking good little more than a month after giving birth to Prince George. She made her first official public appearance at an ultra marathon in Anglesey today, where Prince William fired the starting gun, the Daily Mail reports. Sorry, those of you... More »

Kate Middleton Is Thin Again

We know you were all waiting with bated breath for this day

(Newser) - Little more than a month after giving birth, Kate Middleton appears to have reclaimed that favorite obsession of all tabloids, her pre-baby body. The duchess was photographed for the first time (well, the first time by someone other than her family ) since leaving the hospital, grocery shopping in a... More »

8 'Push Presents' Given to New Celeb Moms

Yes, 'push presents' are now a thing

(Newser) - The latest obnoxiously-named Hollywood trend: "push presents." These are the (typically very expensive) gifts given by proud men to their mates, who have just given birth. People lists eight of the extravagant gifts; click through the gallery for a sampling or check out People for the complete list. More »

First Photos of Prince George Released

Kate's dad snapped them oh-so-casually

(Newser) - Prince George may be a "bit of a rascal" according to dear old dad, but he's nothing if not angelic in the first two photos of the wee babe and his parents to be released. Reuters befittingly describes them as "snapshots": The informal pictures were taken by... 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 »

Wee Prince Meets Royal Great-Grandma

As well as Uncle Harry, Aunt Pippa

(Newser) - No, sorry, we don't have a name yet—but we can tell you that the royal baby has met his royal great-grandmother, known to you commoners as Queen Elizabeth. She and Prince Harry met the babe this morning at London's Kensington Palace, Us reports. Potential names were probably... More »

Why It Sucks to Be the Royal Baby

Well, it doesn't suck compared to your life, but...

(Newser) - OK, sure, the royal baby is instantly rich and famous and will almost certainly have a better time on this planet than you. But, as the world awaits his first appearance, his name, and any other detail, a lot of reports are focusing on why it kind of sucks—relatively... More »

It's a Prince: Royal Baby Born

Kate gives birth to baby boy

(Newser) - Those of you who bet that it would be a little princess have just lost your money. The royal baby has been born, and it's a boy, the Guardian reports. "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24pm," Kensington... More »

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