Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Day 2: {LIVE BLOG} Mother and Son "Doing Well", Mike and Carole: "He is Absolutely Beautiful"

LIVE BLOG

9.15 a.m. Good morning to you all,

I received so many positive comments about yesterday's live blog. I thought it would be a splendid idea to do one today while we anticipate the Cambridge family's departure from St. Mary's and hearing the baby's name. We'll also be looking at the latest news and reaction. So, do hit the refresh button!


9.20 a.m. In case you missed anything, yesterday's post on the birth can be read here and yesterday's Live Blog is here.

9.25 a.m. I asked royal correspondents Richard Palmer and Sky's Paul Harrison if they think the Duchess will be released from St Mary's today. Here are their responses:

@RoyalReporter/@SkyNewsRoyal Twitter Feed

9.30 a.m. Royal gynaecologist Marcus Setchell arrived at the Lindo Wing, no doubt to check mother and baby.

9.32 a.m. The birth is being celebrated around the world. One of our lovely readers Chantal shared her photo of the Peace Tower in Ottawa Canada which was shining blue last night to mark the occasion.


9.33 a.m. Sky's Paul Harrison is now being briefed by Palace officials. Could the couple be leaving the hospital with their baby soon?

Kay Burley Twitter Feed

9.35 a.m. There is only one story in the papers today. The Sun has changed to "The Son" to mark the occasion. What do you think of their cover?

The Sun

9.38 a.m. The Times commemorative edition.

The Times Twitter Feed

9.40 a.m. HMS Kent spell it out!

The Times Twitter Feed

9.45 a.m. If you wish to watch a live camera feed from outside St Mary's, take a look at The Sun's Royal Baby Monitor.


9.50 a.m. William's uncle Earl Spencer sends his best wishes to the couple:

'We are all so pleased it's wonderful news. My father always told us how Diana was born on just such a blisteringly hot day, at Sandringham in July 1961. It's another very happy summer's day, half a century on'.

10.00 a.m. William's colleagues at RAF Valley where the Prince serves as a Search and Rescue pilot sent the couple a message of congratulations.

10.01 a.m. Royal photographer Arthur Edwards said Kate's hairdresser has arrived. I expect the couple could be departing with their son sooner rather than later today.

10.05 a.m. At 2 p.m. gun salutes will fire from Tower of London (62 rounds) and Green Park (41 Rounds). Westminster Abbey will ring a full peal of bells (with thanks to British Royals).

10.10 a.m. A giant pig with sweets has arrived outside the Lindo Wing.

@davidhbrown Twitter Feed

10.15 a.m A sign congratulating William and Kate on the birth of their son is displayed at The Cottage Inn in Kate's home town of Bucklebury.

Huffington Post Twitter Feed

10.20 a.m. BBC's Peter Hunt shared this.

@BBCPeterHunt Twitter Feed

10.25 a.m. An unexpected story making the headlines today: Royal Baby is heaviest future King to be born in 100 years. William and Kate's baby boy weighed a healthy 8 lbs 6 oz while Prince William weighed 7 lbs 1.5 oz and Prince Charles weighted 7 lb 6 oz when he was born in 1948.

Daily Mail

10.30 a.m. At Buckingham Palace today the Scots Guards will be playing 'Congratulations' during the changing of the guard in honour of the royal baby.

10.40 a.m. Next we look at an interesting article by royal biographer Penny Juror: Why the Middletons will make Wills a great father.

'I bet he will be more hands-on than any previous royal dad, and will want for this child to grow up in a happy, safe and informal environment, in which is privacy is sacrosanct.
William has tasted real normality with Kate and the Middleton family, and with the friends and their families he has met over the years. He has no doubt compared the way they live with his gilded but sometimes traumatic childhood - and knows which he would choose for his own son'.

10.50 a.m. I wonder if William or Kate will be holding the royal baby when they emerge on the steps of St Mary's. What do you think?

10.55 a.m. Prince Charles said he had a glass of champagne to celebrate the birth of his first grandchild.

11.05 a.m. Royal officials say reports Kate's hairdresser arrived earlier are false.

11.25 a.m. A look at Hello! Magazines commemorative edition.

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11.35 a.m. It's literally packed outside the Lindo Wing, well wishers and members of the media are hoping to catch a glimpse of the future King.

@SkyNewsRoyal Twitter Feed

11.40 a.m. From reporter David Brown:

@davidhbrown Twitter Feed

11.45 a.m. And here comes the rain outside the Lindo Wing.

@DavidWilkinsonCNN Twitter Feed

11.55 a.m. Palace spokesman "Mother, son and father are all doing well this morning". It was also revealed we won't see the couple before 6 p.m.

'The Duchess is not expected to leave hospital before 6 pm, possibly tomorrow morning".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thanked the Lindo Wing:

'We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time.'

12.40 p.m. The crowds are suggesting "Spencer" as a name, Diana's maiden name. A group of schoolchildren also made the suggestion to Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall this morning (awkward to say the least).

12.45 p.m. As you all know, I'm delighted to be working with a group of bloggers on the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser. All proceeds go to Kate's patronage EACH. The charity are incredibly excited about the birth.

EACH Hospices Twitter Feed

12.50 p.m. Some royal reaction to the news! Princess Anne bluntly said "it has nothing to do with me but great news" while the lovely Sophie Wessex said she is "ridiculously excited and cannot stop smiling".

1.10  p.m. You see Sophie's comments at ITV.


1.35 p.m. Hello! reports William and Kate ordered two takeaway pizzas following the birth of their son at around 8.45 p.m. Pizza has been a childhood favourite of William's since he was a child. He and Prince Harry once forged a note asking Kensington Palace chef Darren McGrady to "cancel chicken and broccoli and cabbage tonight and give the boys pizza please". The chef recognised the handwriting immediately and foiled the plot.

2.55 p.m. Mike and Carole Middleton are due at the Lindo Wing shortly. They will be the first relatives to visit.

3.00 p.m. Watch a video of the 62-gun salute that took place at the Tower of London.


3.01 p.m. Kate hairdresser Amanda Tucker has arrived at St. Mary's and a member of staff took a car seat in.

Gordon Rayner Twitter Feed

3.05 p.m. Mike and Carole Middleton have arrived at the Lindo Wing to meet their first grandchild. The couple arrived in a black cab and were greeted by Lindo lead technician Jonathan Ramsay. They were both beaming and obviously very, very happy.

@DavidWilkinsonCNN Twitter Feed

Carole and Mike posted for photos for a moment.

Rose Hughes Gretton Twitter Feed

3.30 p.m. The happy grandparents!


4.00 p.m. Carole Middleton elected to wear the very pretty in the £355 Orla Kiely Dancing Girls Tea Dress in pebble from the SS12 Collection. A perfect choice, she looked radiant. Carole teamed the dress with Russell and Bromley pumps.


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4.15 p.m. Mike and Carole Middleton have left St Mary's, the new grandparents looked thrilled as they left the Lindo Wing after meeting their first grandchild.

Carole Middleton said a few words to the press:

'He's absolutely beautiful, both doing so well. The first cuddle was amazing. We are so thrilled. It's all coming back.'

When asked if they could give the baby's name, Carole smiled and said:

'Absolutely not'. 

You can watch a video here.


Mike Middleton was allowed his wife to do all the talking but both grandparents were clearly so proud of their daughter.

Rebecca English Twitter Feed

5.10 p.m. Rumours are circulating regarding the possibility of more visitors arriving shortly. Possibly Charles and Camilla?

5.25 p.m. Increased security, royal secretaries outside the front door. Staff lining the streets. Whether it's a visit or something more we don't know yet.

5.30 p.m. Charles and Camilla have arrived to meet the prince! As they walked passed the press Prince Charles asked "Have you been here long" (Oh, only three weeks or so...).

Rose Hughnes Gratton Twitter Feed

6.00 p.m. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have left the Lindo Wing. He said "He's marvellous, you'll see in a minute". It looks as if William and Kate will leaving imminently.

6.05 p.m. It seems William and Kate will be leaving with their son very soon. We'll have a NEW post as soon as photos are available!

6.10 p.m. The Duke and Duchess WILL leave the hospital with their son in half an hour or so.

128 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for such excellent coverage yesterday. Superb reading! Look forward to today's live blog. Much to look forward to - name announcement, first picture...

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  2. Can you post a link with live coverage once again Charlotte?

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    1. A link to a live cam outside St Mary's? No problem. I'll add one now!

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    2. You are amazing !!!
      Blog number 1 :D

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  3. Live the sun's heading!! Looking forward to reading all about it as it comes in. Well done and a big thank you for providing such great coverage of this occasion. I have been reading this blog since before the royal wedding... And its the best one out there in cyberspace!! :)
    From Louise in NZ

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  4. Claudia, Austria23 July 2013 at 09:45

    Well it looks like another day where I'll be glued to the computer... ;) I hope Kate and her son are well and can leave the hospital soon, most likely the sooner they are at home, the better. Is it still so hot in London? I hope the temperatures went down a little, such a heat wave surely isn't very pleasing for a newborn either.

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  5. I had so much fun reading your blog yesterday - thank you for your coverage :) And I'm of course looking Forward to today.

    One question: do you think they will leave the Hospital before a visit of the Middletons? I would expect that they have a look at the child first - before the world does?

    Greetings from Austria

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    1. Hello! I would say it entirely depends on what time they leave the hospital at. We should know more soon :)

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    2. My personal guess is that the Middletons are coming any minute and that Kate and Will and Baby C are leaving in the late afternoon.

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    3. I notice that Diana's brother sends his best wishes.Diana's sisters, it seems, are not usually public in any way. (I had actually forgotten she had sisters, William's aunts - perhaps they are very private about their relationship.) Do you know anything, Charlotte?

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  6. Have been watching the telegraphs livestream non-stop. Thank you for posting it, yesterday since it was hard for me to find a consistent one! It has been highly entertaining to hear the reporters and other media outlets interact with each other.

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  7. Jules from Germany23 July 2013 at 09:47

    Charlotte, thank you for giving so much of your time into keeping all the Duchess fans up to Date! The live blog is the just the best idea and I have the feeling you always are the first with the latest information.
    I am really excited and to know a whole community shares the same excitement is wonderful!

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  8. Like Mrs D in Dublin I too am waiting so eagerly to hear what the baby's name is and I am eager to see the Duke and Duchess leave the hospital with wee Baby Cambridge. I had a feeling it would be boy. But whatever will the name be I wonder? Well, like yesterday, as I am in Vancouver British Columbia , Canada - it is nearly 2 am here, so I suppose I shall have to wait til morning to find out. There is so much excitement in Canada over the birth. Our Peace Tower is lit with blue, as is Niagara Falls, and many landmarks across Canada.

    Thanks so much for all of your work! I visit your blog every day for the latest!

    Deborah in Vancouver Canada.

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    1. Lynn Georgia USA23 July 2013 at 15:26

      I would love to see a picture of the falls lit with blue!

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  9. cindy from Toronto23 July 2013 at 10:00

    Good morning Charlotte and everyone! Yesterday's blog was such fun, thanks for doing it again. It's early here in Toronto, 4:54am but don't want to miss anything. The CN Tower was lit up in blue last night as well- it looked beautiful -but from where I live I couldn't get a good picture. Can't wait to see the William, Kate and the little prince!

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  10. Great live blog Charlotte! Well done you on great coverage.

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  11. Hi Charlotte :) thanks for your amazing coverage, you do a great job! Do you think we will see Will and Kate actually getting into their car when they leave hospital? It would be so adorable to see them putting Baby C into his car seat! - Grace, Melbourne AU

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    1. Hello Grace! There's been talk of it, I certainly think it's a possibility!

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  12. Ohh, another Live blog, great great, everything in one place, thank you Charlotte! I can´t wait to see Kate..and the baby, of course!

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  13. So fantastic you are doing the live blog again today!!! I will spent the whole day on the blog, until they are departing from the hospital. (I'm skipping university today because of this) :-D
    Thank you so much!

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  14. Kkushy in sunny South Africa23 July 2013 at 10:32

    Can't wait!!!to see the baby of the century!

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  15. I hope it will be Kate who will be holding the baby ! :D

    M.

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  16. Cant wait too see baby cams also price cambridges i will be skipping my work and leave my family to cook to by their self charloote you are one of the best blogger in town everybody media im checkig their a live feed fantatic blog i said it before you are the best blog i can depend to charlotte when will duchess duke and their new bundle of joy will be leave lindo wing and use the front door..

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  17. Great work Charlotte! It's a 24 hour a day job you have entitled yourself to. Love love love this blog.

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  18. I think kate will hold the baby! When are they expected to leave the hospital? And when do we know the name?

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  19. I'm really dying to see the little bundle of joy! I can't wait to see the smiles on his parents faces =D Thank you Charlotte for all the good work, keep it up!!!

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  20. Hey Charlotte, I simply have to commend you on your superb posts and the live blog. You're simply amazingly awesome! :)
    On another note, I wonder what Kate will wear when she leaves :)
    The Cambridge family seem to be leaving the hospital soon as can be seen from the commotion outside the Lindo Wing :) Where will they go? Berkshire or Kensington Palace?

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  21. I think they'll both have a hold...

    It would be lovely if they came out and said we'd like to introduce you to Prince XXX and that's how we learn of the name but I doubt it.

    Hope it all goes well so William is OK with the press/prince relationship going forward for all our sakes.

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    1. Yes I am hoping for that to. Why not indroduce the child like that? It would make them just so more ``real``.

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  22. In the UK do they do a 24 he metabolic screen test on the baby? In the US it is standard. It screens for various protein and other metabolism issues an infant might have. My guess is that they will leave after the 24 hour mark. From my experience as an OB nurse docs don't want mom or baby leaving before 24 hrs. That is here in the states tho. I won the contest at work I guessed boy 8lbs 5ozs.

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    1. Goodness u lucky in USA , if mother n baby well in uk you go home within hours. Ie 2 plus.
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    2. If you have decent insurance in the US, you get to stay 2 nights, and then you are examined and released the next morning. With my first (an 8lb 6oz boy), he didn't start nursing properly until just before we left. I was so grateful for the extra time. I hope the baby is feeding well before they leave and no one is feeling rushed.

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  23. After they introduce the ptheir baby where they wil headed bucklebery to KP

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  24. Will wait till 6 hours longer to see the cambridges trio

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  25. Royal dickie said the KP mum son and dad doing well but won't leave the lindo wing before 6 pm today and even be tomorrow morning

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  26. Good morning! It's 8:30 am in São Paulo and I'm still working! But I'm so very glad to hear the new family won't be leaving the hospital before I'm back at home! Today I'll be glued to my computer for sure!
    I guess Catherine will be holding the baby first, but then William will have his turn :)
    And I don't know, as much as I would love to hear the Baby's name today, I guess we won't!
    Thank you again, Charlotte! Your coverage has been incredible!

    Ana B. from Brazil

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    1. Lynn Georgia USA23 July 2013 at 15:22

      Hey Ana B.! One commentator last night (a reliable one, I think) said that William may come out first and say a few words before they bring the baby out. I wonder whether he might announce the name? I think I'm going to vote against you and go with William carrying the baby out first (the heirs apparent!) and then handing him to Kate. That's the way Charles and Diana did it, I think! What fun this is!

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    2. Hahahahaha, Lynn! Feel free to vote against me ;)
      I must admit, I hope you're right!
      Hugs, my friend!

      Ana B. from Brazil

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    3. Lynn Georgia USA23 July 2013 at 19:48

      You won! And it was incredibly sweet--and just perfect! I'm glad I was wrong!

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  27. Jean from Lancs.23 July 2013 at 12:37

    6pm this evening will only be just over 24 hours after the birth---better safe than sorry.
    It will e mice to see the family on the steps---but baby will be well wrapped up, so we are unlikely to get too much of a view of him.

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    1. Sarah from Calif.23 July 2013 at 17:39

      Jean help me out here. Do you think Anne's comment was her way of steering the attention away from herself and back to WK&BC?

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  28. Sooo exciting! Can't wait to see them leaving-especially to see what Kate is going to wear! Are we likely to find out the length of Baby Cambridge at all? Just curious because Kate and William are both tall! :)

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    1. Lynn Georgia USA23 July 2013 at 15:16

      I'm curious about the length, too. I'll bet he's long. He just sounds like a big, bouncing, robust baby. As he left the hospital last night, the obstetrician commented that he is a beautiful baby.

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  29. Carina, Germany23 July 2013 at 12:43

    I'm glad I didn't miss the Cambridges leaving St. Marys because I had an exam to take in the last hours :-D Yesterday was a very exciting day for all of us and the media attention from all over the world is huge (not comparable to the birth of swedish/dutch/spanish... heirs to the throne). For some reasons I was so sure that it will be a boy. Hope all is well. I'm just wondering if there will be visitors, like the Middleton family. Maybe they want to spent some quiet time and let all the check ups be done before they are leaving.

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  30. I woke up at 4 am here on the west coast of the U.S. to make sure I didn't miss the much awaited hospital departure! Guess I'm going back to sleep. Will check back later. Thanks again, Charlotte, for everything. I am glad that you are continuing the live blog today, but then you must take a nice rest. You greatly deserve it!

    Rachel from Arizona

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    1. Lynn Georgia USA23 July 2013 at 15:13

      No doubt, Kate, William, and the babe will be going into seclusion for a while--and you should, too, Charlotte! You deserve a rest! You and Kate have done a wonderful job delivering this little prince to all of us! (Aside: Without a nanny, I don't know how much rest Kate and William will be getting!)

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    2. Hi, Rachel! It's great to see another fan of Charlotte's blog from Arizona!! You and I must be on the same restless sleep schedule... I have gotten up at 3:30 the last two nights to watch all the fun and excitement. Lol!
      Kim from Arizona

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    3. Hi Kim! I am really enjoying watching the live feed and reading this blog's comments! Now I just have to visit London someday. Have you been there?

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    4. Hi, Rachel! I did the same today, watched coverage live on Sky News, UK and read the blog. Enjoyed every minute of it!! No, I have not yet been to London. That has been my idea of a dream trip for many years and my husband and I are hoping to take our three kids there next summer. We have been waiting until we felt they were old enough to truly appreciate it. My husband patiently puts up with my "hobby," or my undying interest in all things royal, but I'm quite sure he secretly thinks I'm nuts! :) Kim from Arizona

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  31. congrats duchess kate on the new prince of cambridge!
    i guess 2013 is the year of boys because here where i'm from, more baby boys being born than girls. i, myself is pregnant with a boy.

    regards,
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  32. Charlotte, you really have the best blog about the baby! It is incredible how many thing you can tell us.
    There is one thing I don't understand. I would be gled, if someone could help me out.
    I am not native english speaker and I can't find logic in the expression The Duchess WAS delivered OF a boy. I would say The Duchess HAS delivered A boy. In this form it is expressed she had a (major) part in delivering it, wile "she vas delivered of" sounds to me a passive form, like she was got rid of a baby without her will or assistance.
    Is this an ancient way of saying things, is it a royal way, or it is commonly used like this.
    If someone could help me out with this, I would be gratefull for that, and would increase a bit my english knowlidge.

    Thank you
    Emese from Hungary (and salutes to Kandry)

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    1. Lynn Georgia USA23 July 2013 at 15:05

      Hi Emese from Hungary! First of all, one reason I love this blog is because of the participation of people from all over the world. Second, I love your question. The idiosyncrasies of language fascinate me. This "was delivered of" is one of them. It's quite formal and quaint, I think, and I have never heard the expression used in America. (Of course, tomes can be written on the funny, wonderful differences between British English and American English! Don't get me started!) This is strictly conjecture on my part, but I wonder whether the passive form arose during Victorian times when speaking of bodily functions (like delivering a baby maybe) was probably considered inappropriate.

      At any rate, I am actively excited about this delivery--as are we all!

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    2. Jean from Lancs.23 July 2013 at 15:31

      I think you will find that most people in the UK would not use the phrase,"was delivered of", but Royal announcements tend to use the same language as used before---although to be fair when the Prince of Wales was born the announcement said that "HRH Princess Elizabeth was delivered of a Prince."
      At least they have changed that bit.

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    3. Szia Emese!:-) I am sooo happy for Kate&William and their little baby boy!:-)Now I am really curious which names they chose for baby C. :-) Prince Arthur Michael Philip James os my guess...Can't wait til 6pm!

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    4. Kristin, San Francisco23 July 2013 at 16:33

      Hi Emese - Lynn and Jean are correct - I call it 'Olde English' which was used even here in the colonial days - 1607-ish? I would say it is a political, statesman formal language. Back in those days English was rather 'wordy' and gradually speakers deleted unneeded verbiage. Languages are fluid things always evolving. Also back in the day, colleg students had to take classics which meant books totally written in Olde English. Hope this adds to what the others have posted!

      Charlotte, thank you so kindly for all of your immense efforts! Let us know when you are coming to California - us CA girls would love to show you around our beautiful state!

      Best wishes to Will Catherine and baby! I am relived that Baby C did not arrive on the 17th!

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    5. Sarah from Calif.23 July 2013 at 17:32

      Kristin, San Francisco, yes Charlotte is most diffenently welcome here in CA. I think with all the fans here we can entertain and host her from Northern Calif. to the South!
      I do love older or more polished English . Personally I feel like we have slaughtered the English language. I wonder if some of this has to do with the hurried nature of society?

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    6. Sarah from Calif.23 July 2013 at 17:46

      Charlotte Do you see that! We will host you in California. So come on out:)

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    7. And on your way to Cali, Charlotte, you can stop in Minnesota! :o) Name the date!

      Julie

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  33. I wonder if the baby will be carried up in arms by William or Kate or in a car seat. (I know it's slightly bizarre thought, but when I left hospital with my baby she had to be firmly strapped into the car before we left the hospital room. Health and safety regulations prevailed!! Also I wouldn't have thanked anyone taking a picture of us new parents putting the car seat in the car for the first time, not to mention world press!!!!). I predict George Philip Michael Charles as the name... Still waiting...

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    1. Yes it's uk law babies ate not allowed to leave hospital without being in a baby seat, and I agree those first few times aren't easy getting babe in!!! Fingers and thumbs !! Anne London

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  34. Im watching the live coverage now and hopefully will see them leave with their baby!!!Im guessing they will head to the Middleton home in Berkshire, Im wondering what welcome party Pippa has planned, with blue balloons and cake and streamers all around the house!!!Thanks Charlotte you are the BESTO!!xoxo

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  35. Watching the live cam for the Middletons' visit! Heard the reporters mention that they would be visiting "in 15 minutes".

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  36. Ah, Charlotte, I'm so intrigued and excited about baby Cambridge and family that I have stayed up all night watching here on the West Coast - Vancouver BC! Thanks so much for your wonderful blog, once again! Delighted to see the Middleton's arrive to see the new family . And as you say, isn't Sophie of Wessex a delight!

    Deborah in Vancouver Canada ( my husband thinks I'm crazy with my interest in the royalty! ;)

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  37. Can you ID Carole's dress? It's beautiful!

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    1. I'll update if I find out!

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    2. According to Orla Kiely twitter it's one of their dresses called 'Dancing Girls' tea dress in pebble...

      Happy Shopping

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  38. WE ETHIOPIANS LOVE KATE NEXT TO THE LATE DIANA I WOULD LIKE TO SAY CONGRATULATION IN THE NAME OF ALL ETHIOPIANS LOVE UK. GOD BLESSESSS THE NEW ONE ROYAL BABY .

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  39. I can't make up my mind if they're leaving today - all these things arriving make me think yes, but then the Middletons visiting make me think tomorrow morning!

    The reporters are getting very tired now - they just said that W&K spent Christmas the year they got married in Bucklebury...I'd put money on Christmas 11/12 at Sandringham and Christmas 12/13 at Bucklebury but then I'm not expert.

    Getting tired now and a bit drawn out...

    PPx

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  40. It has been reported that a royal baby girl would have been called Alexandra.
    What about Alexander for the little prince of Cambridge? There were several Scottish kings called Alexander. There is also David for Wales and Patrick for Northern Ireland. Well, wait and see.

    Nice to see Mr and Mrs Middleton visiting their grand son.

    Great post Charlotte,

    Monica, France

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  41. Fifi from Texas23 July 2013 at 15:56

    Welcome to the blog Minilik!!! I think you may be our first comment from Africa. Like others - I just love how Charlotte's blog brings us all together.

    So exited to see the new Royal Family ;-)))))

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  42. Sarah from Calif.23 July 2013 at 16:00

    The Middleton's are beaming :)
    Love Carol's dress. I haven't accomplished much in the last 2 days but, I am watching history play out in front of me so, that's good enough for me:)

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  43. Love carole dress and i love that mike and carole visit baby cambridge will there are actually saying charles and camilla will be visiting wonder carole and mike left the lindo wing their going too

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  44. Pauline Oak Hills23 July 2013 at 16:09

    Again Charlotte you hit is out of teh ball park. I don't know how you do it besides nt getting any sleep. Now that Baby Boy Cambridge is born and mommy & daddy are taking their bundle of joy home, you need to take some time to rest. We need you around in the coming months & years for all things Cambridge.

    I am just so happy for this beautiful couple. They are so in love and now they have their baby boy to share their love with. Both are going to be great parents. And I would not be surprised if the Duchess cut's back here work schedule and becomes a more full time mom. I know this is not what the royal family is all about but William and his Duchess are the new modern royals.

    I think the Duchess will just stick with her 7 or 8 charities she has plus helping William with his. It is not the amount of charities you have it is what you do with them. But again I could be wrong...lol Oh man I can just hear the Duchess haters if she does get to become a full time mom.

    For all state side fans, tonight 20/20 with Baraba Walters is showing a special called the Royal Baby. Check your local listings.

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  46. The couple will emerge on the steps with the baby prince, then return inside to strap him into the car seat before leaving. So I read on some newspaper web-site.

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  47. Hi Charlotte! Thanks for the wonderful coverage, as usual! I'm wondering if the baby will be brought out in the carseat? Why take the carseat in to the hospital unless you are going to bring him out in it? With that, if he is brought out in the carseat, we may very well get a better look at the baby than if one of them were holding him. Can't wait to see the precious little family on the steps!!

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    1. Here (Dallas,Texas) they won't let you leave the hospital until they verify you have an appropriate carseat.

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  48. I think for a name...

    Philip Charles Michael Francis


    Cj from Minnesota

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    1. Sarah from Calif.23 July 2013 at 17:02

      CJ my name is the closest to yours that I have seen yet.

      Philip Charles Michael Henry (Harry)
      what fun:)

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  49. Well reporters are charles and cammilla will visit the baby cambridge and i think they will talk to press

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  50. So do you think they really don't know the baby's name or just not saying?

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    1. Louisa, Austria23 July 2013 at 18:52

      I have watched the video and as far as I understood they were asked if they had suggested any names, to which Carole replied 'Absolutely not'

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  51. I think the name will be along the lines of Philip Francis Michael Louis.

    NZ
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  52. Maureen M - Phoenix, AZ23 July 2013 at 16:53

    Hi there - I started reading this blog (RELIGIOUSLY) after Kate was admitted to the hospital in December. Something about that jacket and those beautiful flowers and her demure smile had me HOOKED. (Can you believe it? I didn't even watch the wedding.) Anyway, fast forward to today and I just had to write after I see that you are doing a live blog again today! I'm SO excited that I didn't miss the presentation of the baby in the night - I want to see it live! I have three sites open at all times - the live feed from The Telegraph, the live blog from The Daily Beast (The Royalist), and your live blog which I was GLUED to all day yesterday. My husband has been good and let me "do my thing," but he did wonder why I was already on the computer first thing AGAIN this morning. I told him it's because "it isn't over yet!" (HELLO!) Many thanks, cheers to the new baby, and here's hoping we get to see him with Mom and Dad tonight! I can wait on the name if we can only catch a glimpse of the new family. That picture of Diana in 1982 is so sweet and I think it's wonderful that we'll be looking at the NEW family photograph for decades to come. Hopefully the hair stylist and car seat arrival are a good indication that it's in store shortly! Thanks again from a loyal follower. Much fun to celebrate with everyone here :)

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    1. My husband will be so happy to hear there are other wives who have taken two days to stare endlessly at multiple live blogs and webcams! LOL!! What a fun, life-affirming experience to share with people from around the globe!

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  53. Marci in Salt Lake23 July 2013 at 16:58

    So happy to be free today to share this live blog with all of you. Thanks again and again to you, Charlotte, for all your work. This wait is the fun one, I think. I hope we will get to see the proud parents holding the baby before they strap him in the car seat.
    --Marci in Salt Lake

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  54. Actually I'm thinking Louie. ( Chesney was my joke name!! ) I know carole and Michael aren't royal but surely one if the aides could have made their leaving the hospital more smooth. I felt sorry for them awkwardly waits g for the taxi being bombarded with questions, and if they knew a name how on earth they never let it slipout I'm sure I would by accident. They never asked it know how to handle this media attention and I just think perhaps in thus instance a helping hand would have been gracious. Bella Wiltshire

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    1. I agree. Very awkward for Carole and Michaell

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  55. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. Thank you so much for today and yesterday's live blogs Charlotte. Lovely images of Mr and Mrs Middleton, they look thrilled. Looking forward to seeing the new family together.

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  56. Canadian Friend23 July 2013 at 17:03

    Thanks for the great coverage, Charlotte!

    Just occurred to me that "Andrew" hasn't really been mentioned as a possibility somewhere in the Baby's name. Given the couple met at St. Andrew's, it might be a choice both could agree on.

    There have been some issues with Prince Andrew over the years so maybe not.

    The Middletons look very happy. I like him because he appears somewhat more reticent in personality.

    Do you think it was just press fancying that Carole and Pippa might be present at the birth? I like that the couple shared it privately (not counting doctors, nurses, etc.)

    Can't want for a glimpse and a name.

    Cheers to all!

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    1. Carina, Germany23 July 2013 at 17:41

      I think it is not mentioned as a possibility because there is already Prince Andrew of York. Could be a bit confusing. I'm still not sure about the name and just hope they have a chosen a nice one, maybe a less traditional one for the first name.

      As Camilla and Charles arrived minutes ago, it seems less likely to me that they are leaving today... Hmm.

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  57. Greetings from N.C. USA. I am so thankful that Carole got to express her
    emotions upon seeing and holding her first grandchild. Much better than
    the comment from Princess Anne don't you think? The birth does have something
    to do with you Anne, your are the child's great aunt and that child will be
    monarch to your grandchildren and perhaps even your children, not to mention your nation. :) Now it is more understandable perhaps why Charles made that
    silly comment, whatever love means. That all aside, we love them anyway and
    are so happy for the family and whole commonwealth. I love Carol's accent.
    Thank you, Miss Charlotte for the awesome live blogs. Do the women by the
    live feed realize that their conversation for the hours is going around the
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    1. Carole does have a wonderful speaking voice :-) In pictures I had always thought she looked so harsh and kind of unfriendly, but seeing her interview made me realize she's a very warm and charming lady!

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  58. Question for anyone whom may know the answer. When will the Queen meet the Baby? I think its a little odd that they will come out and the whole world will see Baby C, but the Queen has not come to visit. I would think that the Queen would be one of the first to want to meet a future reigning monarch no? Not really sure how any of that works. I get the feeling she is rather cold IMO.

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    1. Do you not think in this day and age she was not sent a picture of the child? I think she was seen a close up pic.

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  59. I have a feeling they may stay a day or two in KP so the Queen, Charles, etc. can visit. They won't visit the hospital, too much security fuss to add to the commotion.

    After a few days rest at KP, I think they'll head to her parents house. Much more room than NC and more help. If I were Kate I'd definitely stay there after William has to go back to work.

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  60. I loved the live blog yesterday, and am so happy to have it again today. Boo for being stuck at work all day, but at least I can get speedy coverage here. :)

    So looking forward to seeing the little Prince. :)

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  61. In a way I think it's too bad that Charles brought Camilla. It should have been Diana's day, and it would have been tactful for Camilla to stay behind as it is not her grandchild. But the Royals are a bit clueless as Princess Anne showed.

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    1. Marci in Salt Lake23 July 2013 at 19:01

      As a step-grandmother myself, I have to take Camilla's part and say she has every right to be excited for her husband and family--who are now also her family--and she may have a large heart that loves them too. She is welcomed by the family, so I think she should be allowed by the public to be a part of things. Just my opinion though--I'm not out to change anybody else's mind about her.

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    2. Whilst it is sad for William that his mother can't be other, it is not Diana's day at all. It is William and Kate's day and it is very evident that William and Harry have accepted Camilla into their lives and every credible report I have read indicates that the princes are quite fond of her. William and Harry accept Camilla and it is time for those people who did not know Diana to move on too. This is a happy time and not one for raking up old wounds. I am sure that William and Kate are pleased t see Camilla on this special day.

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    3. I disagree. Camilla is Charles's wife and William's stepmom, she had every right to be there. I know that I'm very close with my husband's stepmom and she will definitely be at the hospital when I give birth, even though she won't be the baby's biological grandma. I think the Diana fans holding grudges against Camilla for things that happened several decades ago are creating unnecessary drama at a time when we should all be happy about the new arrival. Come on, it's a joyful occasion, don't spoil it by unnecessarily hating on Camilla!

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    4. It may not be Camilla's biological grandchild, but the prince will still grow up with Camilla as his step-grandmother. She's going to be a large part of the baby's life too, and I see no reason why she shouldn't see her step-grandchild along with her husband. Will and Kate have obviously accepted her as part of family, and their opinion is the only one that really matters in the end.

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    5. I don't agree, camilla seems a big part of all their lives and I have to say she seems very friendly and down to earth. I remember the diana days and yes it was dreadful and it has taken time to accept seeing camilla in royal roles but had Charles been allowed to marry her in the first place none of the dreadful things would have happened. Trudie Southend

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    6. They've all moved on from all that hurt and disappointment. William and Kate are both close to Camilla, and she is now part of their family, and the baby's step-grandmother.

      Forgiveness is a good and healing thing, which is why the Lord requires it of us.

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    7. I agree with Anonymous who said that this was William and Kate's day not Diana's. Of course it would have been a great day for Diana, had she lived to see it, but it is still primarily theirs. William and Kate seem to get along with Camilla just fine and if they want her there, who's to say she shouldn't be there? It is their decision to make, not the public's.
      As far as I can tell, Camilla has become a part of the family and while it is very sad that Diana cannot meet her grandchild, Camilla is the (step-)grandmother that it will know. She may not be the child's biological grandmother, but if she is there and loving, what does it matter?
      I personally have a close relationship to my stepmother and if I one day have children, she will be their grandmother and I am glad because of it. Blood relations are not all that matter.
      As another Anonymous wrote, it's good and very freeing to forgive.

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  62. Oh my, SO excited - can't wait to see Kate!!!

    PPx

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  63. Hello!!
    Finally, I'm at home!
    I have a question... Am I the only one who's got a little upset/annoyed about Princess Anne's comment?
    I'm not trying to criate a discussion, but I thought it was very weird!
    How come this birth has nothing to do with you? It is your nephew! It sounded so cold to me!

    Ana B. from Brazil

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    1. Someone on here mentioned that it may have to do with the fact that since her birth she was pushed back further and further in line for the throne, just because she was born a girl. Also, people always seemed to be more interested in her mother, her brothers, her sisters-in law, later her nephews...
      Then she is out doing her job, as she was yesterday and all she is asked is 'What do you think about the baby? Are you happy? Have you seen it yet? Are you going to visit? ...'
      She probably gets a lot of questions about William and Kate anyhow. Perhaps that is getting on her nerves and she is not one to hide it?
      I know, it sounds quite hostile towards Kate, William and the baby but I think the hostility is meant for the press asking her those questions.

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  64. I'm SOOOO excited!!!!

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  65. Charlotte I hope you get some rest after all this - not looking forward to a long dry spell of no Kate :-(

    Thank you for all your coverage...it's much appreciated!

    PPx

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  66. Beatrix in New York23 July 2013 at 18:27

    I am happy to report I have been doing my things today (unlike yesterday :P ). I have been strong... anyway

    I find that tweet of Rebecca English super funny. I can only imagine Mrs. Middleton. Charlotte, do you know if there is video? I would love to see it.

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  67. Thank you for running the blog again today, it was great fun reading it yesterday. My prediction for Kate is with the spotty top shop dress and jacket or the Erdem dress (might have spelt that wrong). Got 2 kids on tender hooks to go out and i am holding them up to see them come out.

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  68. Marci in Salt Lake23 July 2013 at 18:57

    Maybe Anne, the Princess Royal, is a closet anti-royalist? lol

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  69. Aww she looked so beautiful! Too bad I couldn't see much of the baby's face but he's prob. adorable!

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  70. Hello from across the Pond! I am praying for the royal family and their newest addition! So good to hear they are safe.

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  71. Ana B. from Brazil23 July 2013 at 19:31

    Oh, what a beatiful family! We could see his little baby hands moving in the air!
    I'm very emotional right now! We've just seen history happening in front of us!

    Lynn, I'm sorry I was right :( I was really hoping for you to be right!
    I was watching livestream by DM and barely could hear William and Catherine's voices. People were shouting out loud!

    What a couple of days!!

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  72. I was looking at the Sun's Royal Baby live monitor, together with my daughter... it was very exciting to be able to see the newborn just in real time, staying at home in Italy! Did you see the way the little boy was moving his fingers, he was waving just as a little Prince must do! Very nice and full of emotion! Thank you Charlotte, I found the link in your blog.

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  73. I've loved the live blogs. One suggestion for the future, however - could you update them with the newest/most recent information at the top instead of the bottom? I've been refreshing off and on and have to scroll down to the bottom of the page each time. It's not a huge deal, but it would be nice to simply be able to refresh and see if anything new has been added. Thanks!

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  74. Not the best quality video in the world (sadly I was too excited to check my screen capture video quality settings :/) but there's a video of Baby Cambridge's first appearance here :) http://savingsammyssoul.tumblr.com/post/56258495755/the-prince-of-cambridge-makes-his-first-appearance

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  75. Dear Charlotte, Thank you for this wonderful blog and your unrelenting work! You do a fantastic job!

    Many, many years of love and happiness to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their beautiful new Prince. My guess for his name is James Phillip Charles Michael.

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  76. Beatrix in New York23 July 2013 at 20:11

    Wow, Princess Anne... wow...
    She always comes across as cold, but now, I think insensitive. She is a family member after all. I hope Kate never hears of this, I know pregnant ladies as well as new mom's are quite sensitive and most particularly in regards to their little one.

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    1. Ana B. from Brazil23 July 2013 at 21:02

      It is good to hear I'm not the only one shocked.
      I lost my sympathy for her... I'm outraged! So, so cold and insensitive!

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  77. Is it just me, or was the Duchess' choice of dots a sartorial nod to Diana's appearance with William in 1981? Considering how careful she is with her choices, I would think so, and if not, well, it looks that way. Considering the dress was a blue bespoke piece and it takes time to make such a dress, it would appear at least the Duchess knew the baby was a boy beforehand, but I was also left wondering if Jenny Packham had also done one up in pink, just in case they really didn't know. Great coverage as usual, & too short a hemline, as usual.

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    1. As a person that sews it would not take long to make the dress in two colors. The duchess could then use the dress in the 'appropriate' color. Presumably she could save both dresses for a future pregnancy.

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  78. In her defense I think she was just pushing back about why they were asking her. Granted she was too blunt , and I thinks she could have showed more class than she did but after all she had two grandchildren who probably never get mentioned. She would have been #5 if the new law was in place there and her kids did not get royal titles like Bea since the royal was their mother. Tough pill to swallow.

    It must be hard when daughter's wedding was so eclipsed by Kate and Will's wedding.

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    1. Anne was ungracious and rude. End of story.

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    2. According to this article “She (Princess Anne) said she was delighted and over the moon about the birth, naturally.”

      http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/sweet-treat-for-princess-anne-in-leeds-1-5883431

      So, what to believe?
      It is hard to know. Quotes are often taken out of context or slightly changed and then spread quickly across the media. Perhaps she said something like 'Although it doesn't concern me directly, it is good news'.
      We cannot know or has anyone seen a video of her saying those exact same words?

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