Royal Baby has arrived
So as the world knows by now Kate Middleton has given birth to her royal baby Prince George Alexander Louis weighing in at 8 lbs 6 ozs the newborn prince is the heaviest future king in 100 years! Following his parents who were made the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by the Queen on their wedding day, the royal couple’s child will officially be known as His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge, a title that has not been used for over 190 years. And did you also know that he is third in line to the throne preceded by Prince Charles and Prince William to be king of the UK and 15 other commonwealth states and if he lives to be 87 he will be the first monarch of the 22nd century!
The announcement was made by Royal Declaration on the official easel outside Buckingham palace following tradition and lucky well wishers reportedly got around 3 seconds each to catch a glimpse of it due the large crowds vying for a look.
Moving forward it is reported that the Royal Baby is to be christened in Music Room at Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be wearing a lace christening gown made by the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly and her team. The christening gown is a replica of a gown previously made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, used for more than 30 royal babies until it started to wear out and had to be replaced.
This will be the first time since 1894 that the current reigning heir has three direct heirs to the throne and if the royal baby lives to be 87 he will be the first monarch of the 22nd century!
As you have probably noticed everyone was getting in on the royal action with bookie favourites for the Childs name being George, Charles, Philip and James. Previously the public waited a week to learn Prince William’s name and had to wait a month to learn Prince Charles’ name however it was earlier announced that the Royal Baby is called George Alexander Louis, a fitting name all with good strong royal connotations and most likely named after the Queens father, the monarchs grandfather King George V and the babies great great grandfather King George VI.
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