Friday, 26 July 2013

Photocall Planned for the Cambridge Family, Christening, George's Surname? + Repli-Kate Jenny Packham

Hello, Hello Duchess Kate readers,

We have several updates to share today beginning with an answer to a question many have asked me over the past couple of days: when will we see photos of William and Kate with Prince George? Royal correspondents have revealed the Palace has planned a small photocall before Prince William returns to work. He is currently taking his two weeks paternity leave so we can safely assume they'll be taken the week after next.


Another question I've been asked frequently and have been unable to answer with any definitive accuracy has been what is Prince George's surname? We know the baby's first names and titles are His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge but what is his surname? Cambridge? Wales? Windsor? Mountbatten-Windsor?

Thankfully, royal reporter Richard Palmer sheds some light on the subject in this article:

'There's no simple answer when it comes to royalty.
'Palace officials say those with HRH prefixes don't formally have a surname. It's not as straightforward as that though. Occasionally there are legal documents, such as marriage certificates which of the Royal Family are asked to sign with a surname.'

So, what surname will Prince George use when necessary?

'As things stand, he will be George Cambridge perhaps at school and certainly in the Armed Forces, although if Prince Charles becomes King, William will become Duke of Cornwall and almost certainly (although not automatically or necessarily immediately) eventually Prince of Wales. At that point young George is likely to be known as George Wales.'

It's all rather confusing isn't it? I believe William used Wales as his surname and whilst at a shop in Anglesey last year Kate told the shop assistant she would be back later as she had forgotten her purse and left the name Mrs. Cambridge. With thanks to Richard Palmer for offering some clarity on the issue!

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The next royal event we'll all be looking forward to is Prince George's christening. It is thought it will take place in the Autumn, most likely at some point in October after the Queen and Prince Philip return from their annual summer holiday in Balmoral. Prince William was baptised two months after his birth and it is expected his own son's christening will follow suit.

Prince William Official Christening Photograph/The Royal Collection

The baby will wear a replica of the exquisite 1841 Honiton lace and satin christening gown that was first worn by Queen Victoria's children, and was last used by Lady Louise Windsor in 2004. After being used for thirty christenings it was decided the piece was too fragile and the Queen's senior designer Angela Kelly and a creative team at Buckingham Palace made the replica in 2008. The first baby to wear it was was James, Viscount Severn, son of the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

The British Monarchy/Official Christening Photograph

More from Hello!

'Traditionally, royal baptisms take place in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace, where Prince William and the Queen's three eldest children were all christened. Prince Harry was baptised in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle so this could be another possible venue.'

We will be all be interested to see who William and Kate choose as godparents. If I had to guess, I would think sure Prince Harry and Pippa. We will do an in-depth post in the near future looking at possibilities.

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Speaking of Prince Harry, the new uncle declared he is ready to play the proud, protective uncle for his nephew and "make sure he has fun" at the Stories of Hope exhibition, which documented the work carried out by his Lesotho based charity Sentebale. The charity has improved the lives of thousands by providing healthcare and education to those most in need.

Prince Henry of Wales Official Website

Below we see the Prince with royal photographer Chris Jackson.

Prince Henry of Wales Official Website

Harry also revealed he has already cuddled the royal baby. More from Richard Palmer:

@RoyalReporter Twitter Feed

Prince Harry will make a fantastic uncle, protective and caring yet oodles of fun to be around!

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Next up, time for a Repli-Kate segment!

What do you wear to introduce your baby to the world just one day after giving birth? Kate chose a bespoke cornflower blue crepe de chine dress by British designer Jenny Packham (as the couple did not know the baby's gender, I believe an identical pink dress was most likely made). The polka dot dress was a perfect choice for the new mother; a very fitting colour and a pretty garment with similarities to the polka dot dress worn by Princess Diana when she left St Mary's with Baby William.

Jenny Packham Facebook Page

Demand for the dress crashed Ms. Packham's site, so as requested we share a selection of alternatives. The first replicate I've chosen is the ASOS Skater Dress With Embroidered Spot in Chambray. The €66 piece is 100% cotton with a bateau neckline and skater style skirt. The dress also comes in a Smock style.

Asos

We also look at the True Blue Charmer Dress (currently reduced from $50 to $35) and the $80 Too Much Fun Dress In Blue Dots.

Modcloth

A nice alternative for Kate's Pied A Terre wedges are Dune Chay Espadrille Wedges and for those who prefer more height these Jimmy Choo Wedges are very chic!

Dune/Jimmy Choo

To complete the look, a repli-Kate for Kate's Kiki earrings, the Macys 10K Citrine Gold Earrings.

Macys

Our final fashion related tidbit of the day is news of an exciting collaboration between Issa and Banana Republic. The collection goes on sale 8th August and features three garments noticeably similar to Kate's engagement dress.

Banana Republic

The new 40 piece line will be sold in 700 stores globally and online. A range of wrap dresses, knits and accessories will be available from £30.


Banana Republic

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A look at the Cambridge family on the cover of Hello! commemorative edition. 

Hello!

William, Kate and baby George are in Bucklebury with the Middleton family. Security has intensified around the 18 acre property with policemen on horseback and on foot spotted protecting the area. I'm sure William and Kate are enjoying this special time with their baby.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Last weekend the other bloggers,  reporters and I were sleeping with our phones under our pillows awaiting the big news. One royal reporter's wife asked him to sleep downstairs due to sleep disruption (with thanks to my fiancé for his patience and not doing likewise) :). I expect this weekend shall be considerably more relaxed. It's been a wonderful week though, my absolute favourite during my time blogging, so thank you all for sharing in it and following the blog. No doubt we have so many more royal events and milestones to cover on 'Duchess Kate' and I look forward to each one immensely!

84 comments:

  1. The thing is, Prince Charles has not announced his surname, whether he'll be of the house of Windsor or Mountbatten-Windsor,so til that day Prince William can't really declare a surname.

    Marie-Hélène

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  2. Were Peter Phillips daughters not baptized in the royal christening gown?

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    1. I do believe they were, thank you!

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    2. Only his oldest daughter Savannah was

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  3. Jane from New England26 July 2013 at 20:38

    Another wonderful blog. You covered so many questions! There is a feeling it is "over", but yet many other exciting events to come! And lifetime of watching the young family grow. Thank you for tasteful coverage of each event! I'll keep checking back.

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    1. Thank you so much Jane. There really is so much to come. Official photos will be released around the time of the christening and William's work announcement is most definitely coming in the next few weeks.

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  4. Pauline Oak HIlls26 July 2013 at 20:56

    You did again MS. Charlotte. I was going to check the comments and here it was another great up to date post. You are just the best. And I think I can say for most of us here, you are loved by your many fans from across this great world.

    I can not wait to see the first family pictures of this beautiful family. I jsut can not wrap my head around the idea that they are parents now. It just seems like yesterday that they announced they were going to be parents and the Duchess was in the hospital. And now they have their baby boy.

    I hope the Duchess is getting the rest she need's and that William and her are enjoying their time with their little boy. It is just wonderful that they can do this out of the eyes of the media.

    Do you know if the Duchess at some point will be taking their baby to Anglesey?
    I hope we hear soon what William's plans are for his future. I think he will leave the RAF but stay in the military where he can be posted in London so he can be home at night with his wife & baby.

    Again thank you for all your time you spend bring us up to date on our beautiful Duchess. YOu give so much of yourself to all of us.


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    1. Hello Pauline, thank you very much for your kind comments!

      I don't know what Kate's plans are, I've read in many media outlets she plans to spend a few weeks in Bucklebury. It will become much clearer when William's future plans are announced.

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    2. Pauline writes, "And I think I can say for most of us here, you are loved by your many fans from across this great world."

      Absolutely! I agree wholeheartedly. Your additional posts this week kept me from feeling a fall from the high of the birth! Thank you once again Charlotte for your most dedicated and excellent coverage of all things Kate!

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    3. Agree with you Pauline!Our Charlotte is the BEST!!!!
      Cant wait to see Baby Cambridge again,,2 months later, he will be more chubby and cuter ;-)It feels like yesterday we were all waiting for the Royal Birth!Harry will be an adorable uncle,, cant wait to see these two bonding!!!xoxo

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    4. Charlotte, I know we dare not utter a word of criticism but any thoughts on how the extraordinary amount of money being spent for security in Bucklebury might affect how long Will, Kate and the baby stay or if it will? I've been reading credible reports that the intensive security around the Middleton mansion is costing British taxpayers thousands of pounds a day vs. Will, Kate and baby George staying in royal residences, which already are equipped for security.

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  6. How does Prince George affect the Order of Presidence, when Kate is with George without William? As is stands she must bow to Prince George when William isn't there?

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  7. Oops meant curtsey not bow :-)

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    1. I'm no expert and could be wrong but believe only time Catherine would be expected to curtsey - once - was if George became king. Catherine would have been presumably a queen consort for William at that point and would become the queen mother.

      It's all hopeful and hypothetical at this point. I remember how excited we all once were at the thought of Diana becoming queen one day. She died without even being an HRH.

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    2. Catherine will only become King Mother when William dies.

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    3. Seems like I read somewhere was that the only time the Queen Mother curtseyed to Elizabeth II was when the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret greeted her after the new queen and Prince Phillip returned from Africa. I thought it was the monarch who decides who has to curtsy and bow and who does not, i.e. the queen's decree that Catherine has to curtsey to blood princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

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    4. Diana was HRH until the divorce, wasn't she? And since technically Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie out-rank Catherine when she's alone, they get a curtsey, I've read. Seems like Baby George will too, at least until his mother becomes Queen Consort.

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  8. Hi Charlotte! I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you do here on DK. I really enjoy all the posts and all the details you put into it. As you can tell , I'm new to the DK community, but I love the blog so much I'm here to stay! So great work and keep it up! I wonder what surname little George would end up using? And how many godparents will he have and will they announce their names before the christening or will we find out on the day?

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  9. thank you for this fabulous post Charlotte!

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  10. This has been a wonderful week! I was wondering do you know what hair products Kate uses? I always think her hair looks fantastic but it looked extra gorgeous a day after she gave birth!

    I know I've said this a few times this week (and I have thought it since I became a loyal reader over a year and half ago) but really fabulous blog!! :)

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    1. Get Kates Hair is a Facebook page on DK. Its one if the few kate middleton pages I like on FB( besides this 1 and WKW). They show how todo some of her hair styles and different products she uses! You may like it.

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    2. Thank you Emily! I'm going to like the page right now :)

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    3. Thank you Emily but I looked at the page and I just want to know what shampoo,conditioner, etc she uses. I didn't see that information there

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  11. Rose from Montreal, Canada26 July 2013 at 22:29

    Hello Charlotte,
    I would like to add my big THANK YOU for the wonderful job you have done in covering all Duchess Kate's activities and events. This blog is always my first choice when I look for news on our lovely Duchess. Thank you for the wonderful information you provide us with. It is always very enlightening. I am looking forward to the photo call and the christening. Wow, this is truly amazing!!!! Have a great weekend all.

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  12. I follow your blog since a long time and I wanted to tell you that you make an incredible work and thank you so much for it.
    Good luck for the future.

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  13. Shoe Wobbler from Arizona26 July 2013 at 23:09

    I just wanted to thank you for your blogging this week. I stumbled on your blog as I was trying to stay on top of the Royal birth. You had all of the good tidbits before anyone else and I had so much fun on Monday and Tuesday following all of the action, I felt like I was there instead of in a cubicle at work half a world away. I don't know when I have had more fun at work! You have a new and devoted fan! Keep up the good work!

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  14. what a busy week! i'm really glad they have the bucklebury house as a safe bolthole from the press and over-eager fans looking for a glimpse. and, of course, having extra hands to help with the baby and meals and cleaning and such has got to make the first weeks much easier on kate and wills.

    thank you for all your efforts, charlotte! now get some uninterrupted sleep and some time with your honey!

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  15. I didn't expect another update so soon...thank you! And how nice that you included Uncle Harry. ;)

    I had hoped that we would see official photos soon since the first pictures of William with Diana and Charles were taken in June 1982, just days after his birth. How exciting!!

    I'm glad they're enjoying private time with her parents and I suppose at some point they will go to Balmoral and spend some time with the royal family.

    And I predict that Banana Republic will do quite well with the Issa Collection. Thank you to Kate for this trend!

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  16. Thank you Charlotte,
    Absolutely fantastic post!!! Just when someone would think there is no other possible information on our favorite family of four – I am counting Lupo -- you score with news of a photo-shoot. Looking forward to seeing the little fellow then as well as maybe pix of Catherine and baby in or around her home town. Everything else we wanted to say we defer to Pauline, Oak Hills @ 20:56 – she said it so much better.
    John & Joan, East TN

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  17. Elizabeth, California27 July 2013 at 01:33

    Dear Charlotte,
    You deserve some Rest and Relaxation! Once again, you covered this historical event marvelously. I had to chime in and send you my "Thanks" for all the time and effort you spend running this blog. We need to give credit were credit is due. Your work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

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  18. Thank you for the pic of that beautiful christening garment baby George will wear. It looks gorgeous on baby James and isn't he an armful of adorableness? That's a lovely picture of the three of them, very modern and relaxed. They look almost as delighted to be parents and Will and Kate did the other day. I can't wait to see George's christening pic. He should be round and chubby by then too.

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  19. I read that since Prince George is an heir to the throne, he will wear the original christening gown and not the replica.

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  20. Pauline Oak HIlls27 July 2013 at 04:21

    I need some help from anyone who lives in the UK. There is a newspaper coming out on Sunday The Daily Mail and it has a 20 page photo of the baby prince. We do not get the paper here in the US. I will pay for the paper and shipping to me in the US. Also there is a book that is coming out on August 5th in the UK called "The New Royal Family, Prince George, William & Kate, The NEW Generation" by Robert Jobson. It is not available here again in the US. I checked both Barnes & Nobles and also Amazon. It is available on Amazon UK but I was told they do not ship to the US.

    So if anyone out there can help me please e mail me at:pmsockser@aol.com and we can make arragements.

    Thank You. And sorry Charlotte for asking for help on this great blog.

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    1. Hi Pauline,

      There are two new books coming out on the royal baby and they can be pre-ordered on UK Amazon. (Suspect they will become available on US Amazon too.) UK Amazon does reliably ship to US and books come very quickly once available. I use them all the time. The price is often given in dollars and you sign in same way as US Amazon. The shipping is expensive but actually less than book rate sent by and individual.

      While sure someone will send Daily News Ebay UK is a good source on royal newspapers and magazines and most dealers will ship to US.

      Linda from California

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    2. Pauline Oak HIlls27 July 2013 at 16:00

      Hi Linda- I was told Amazon in the UK does not ship to the states. I guess the information given to me was incorrect. I did check Amazon US and the one book by Robert Jobson is not available from the US site. I will again go back on teh UK site and see if they will take my order.
      I did order the one book that will be out in Sept.

      Thanks for the information Linda.

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    3. Hi Pauline,

      It's confusing. There are two books out there; it seems with the same title - The New Royal Family. One by Jobson and the one by Ian Lloyd. I assume they're different so I put them both on pre-order. The way I read it is that the Lloyd book is specifically about the birth and the Jobson one is an update of an earlier biography about the couple with much new material. Amazon also has newspapers available from outside dealers on the royal birth. Not all independant dealers who ship through Amazon will ship abroad but the ones I saw had international shipping. I didn't see the Daily Mail but it may be out there soon.

      There's also a new bio of Harry coming out next sping available for pre-order.

      Linda from Palo Alto

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    4. Marci in Salt Lake27 July 2013 at 20:43

      Hi Pauline--I've bought several books by my favorite murder mystery author, Anne Perry, from Amazon UK and received them at my home with no problems at all. Hope you get all the materials you want!

      And by the way, your earlier comments were beautifully put and I second everything you said.

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    5. Pauline Oak HIlls27 July 2013 at 21:23

      Hello Linda- I ordered by book on the UK site of Amazon. Thanks you again for the help.

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    6. Hi pauline. I'll try and get the papers for you tomorrow,if you haven't had any offers so far. I've tried emailing you but I must have put it in wrong as 2 were rejected. I'll try again, in the meantime I'll get the paper. Can u confirm your email again please. Bella Wiltshire.

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    7. Pauline have you had any offers yet? If not i can get the paper in the morning for you. I have tried emailing but both times it was rejected. If u do need the papers perhaps we can swap email address through Charlotte? Bella Wiltshire

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    8. Your email Ddress doesn't seem to be working

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    9. A bit off topic but any of you read the new bio on Kate that just came out? What a major yawn and total waste of money. I have yet to read anything I have not read. I think I could have done just as well.

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    10. Pauline Oak Hills28 July 2013 at 00:52

      Hey Bella- Thank you for your offer. But a nice person from Wales e mailed this morning & is going to get me the papers. I have not heard of any problems with my e mail addres. Are you using all caps? Tyring using all lower caps.

      Thank you again my friend for the offer. My e mail address is
      pmsockser@aol.com

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    11. Pauline. I have the paper u wanted and the telegraph too which had a commerative piece with it. Bella

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    12. Pauline just seen your blog u got the papers from elsewhere. I was typing your email in with the 'at:' at the begining so no wonder it wasn't sending! Glad u got papers anyway. Bella

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    13. Pauline Oak Hills29 July 2013 at 20:00

      Thank you Bella for being so kind in offering me the papers. The only one I did not get was the Telegraphs. If you still have it and would not mind sending it to me I would be so happy. Please let me know what I owe you.

      If you will e mail me at pmsockser@aol.com I will give you my address.
      Thanks again my friend.

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  21. As Pauline stated, I was going to check for recent comments, and voila', there was a new post!

    Charlotte, I have heard that William will probably leave the RAF because Catherine has expressed fear over what he does in his job. I don't blame her one bit. I assume William enjoys his job, but now that he is a father, I can see him not wanting to take any unnecessary risks. Life changes when you become a parent (so I imagine, since I am not a parent) and good parents would make the safety of their family a high priority. I wouldn't expect any less from the Duke and Duchess!

    I really look forward to viewing the new family's first official photos!

    Thanks again for the effort you put into this wonderful blog!

    Rachel from Arizona

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  22. Woohoo! Another amazing post, Charlotte. Thank you so much! Looking forward to all the upcoming events and - of course - your excellent coverage.

    I'd also like to thank your fiancé for not getting annoyed with us for occupying so much of your time, especially this past week. He's a very kind man. :o)

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
    Julie

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  23. Bless your heart, Charlotte! I was starting to worry about withdrawal symptoms, but I should have known better - here is another delightful update. I've wondered if the Middleton family moved to their present location in part because it was easier to secure. During all the recent excitement, the last thing that ever entered my mind was that this precious baby might be in extreme danger, but of course that was incredibly naive. It doesn't sound as if the extra protection is bothering the Bucklebury folks too much - they seem to hold the Middletons in esteem and affection, and are willing to put up with some inconvenience, so good for them! Lee from Canada

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  24. A million thanks to you, Charlotte, once again for your wonderful coverage during the last hectic days. I sincerely hope you will be able to enjoy a lovely quiet weekend - you most certainly deserve it!!
    Have a good rest and a wonderful weekend!!

    Eve from Germany

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  25. Once again an informative blog. I have been checking in on your blog for over a year. Thank you I don't know what I would have done without it earlier this week!

    Jess New Zealand

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  26. You have been amazing Charlotte. You make my dull days bright. Never stop !!

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  27. Really have enjoyed all the wonderful, detailed posts since baby. Thanks! I'm curious if you will do one about the main homes baby will have? In London and elsewhere. I've also heard the three might join the Queen in Balmoral at some point?

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  28. Love the blog ever since i went here for when will and kate enagement till then i follow you in twitter in blog and facebook i love the live blog during the birth prince george i know everybody happy prince george is living the here on earth many rejoice

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  29. Jean from Lancs.27 July 2013 at 14:07

    What a week it has been, made even better by your reports Charlotte and being able to chat with each other.
    I woke on Monday to the breaking news that Catherine had been admitted to St. Mary's and spent the next two days with one eye on the TV and one on here!
    I have been a royal watcher for as long as I can remember---about 75 years, but learned a lot last week.
    I was mainly surprised at the amount of cooperation between the royal press secretaries and the accredited royal reporters. It was interesting to watch the little huddles in the middle of the street, followed by some little snippet of information---but I guess that was no surprise to you Charlotte.
    Many many thanks to you and your so patient fiance who must think we are all quite mad!

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    1. I was chatting with some of the royal correspondents and I pointed that out to them. It's wonderful to see the royal press secretaries working with respected journalists on an event of such magnitude. William, Kate and Harry's press team Ed Perkins and Nick Loughran are quite young and seem to be excellent at their jobs.

      We know William has (very understandable) a very, very strained relationship with the press but he made a tremendous effort sharing details and jokes about Baby George. I just hope the press (paps) respect the families private time in Bucklebury because I could see things improving even further moving forward. It just has to work both ways.

      Oh, and my fiancé thinks you are simply lovely. He often remarks on how interesting all the comments are :)

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    2. I do agree, Jean comments are always so interesting! :)

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  30. Just found your blog - Love. I happen to be one of those from the U.S. who enjoy the news about Kate and William. I look forward to following.

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    1. Welcome to the blog! Looking forward to more of your comments and a very warm welcome to all our new readers who have joined us over the past week!

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  31. Well i love the your post why royal does have a surname im thinking the royal christening is being said september nor there no annocument yet but you will be update us i received hello magazine uk and i compare to other us magazine and hello canada i love the uk version rather my canadian version although im canadian citzen im happy the i bought the hello uk in my sister vacation in uk i love harry bit interview in press about prince george he will bring up prince george normal and fun life a head auntie pippa uncle james uncle harry will be fantastic upbring prince george and mum and dad will make sure have all the protected prince george both private or public aspect down to earth grandma carole and grandapa mike together with grandpa charles and grandma cammilla will help them to raise prince george walfare ..

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  32. Sarah from Calif.27 July 2013 at 17:47

    Hi Charlotte and DK fans,
    My husband and I are high tech. camping. Which means there is Wifi in the camp grounds so we are not roughing it to bad. Of course here I am at the best blog site ever created. Had to pipe in too, Charlotte, to thank you for all of your hard work and staying up so late to bring us the quickest and best post. I am amazed at how more info keeps coming in. I was amazed that Will and Kate brought BG (baby George) out so close to photographers and now another photo op. I do think he (especially) and Kate are just tickled pink about their new baby. As everyone has said Please take a break for yourself! :)

    We have a lovely family below us from Holland. Fun chatting with them.
    Have a great weekend everyone.

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    1. Have a wonderful time camping, it is such fun!

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    2. Sarah from Calif.28 July 2013 at 19:50

      Oh my goodness , taking a Bischon (dog ) camping is a little more work than I anticipated . By the way for those who don't know they are pure white. Well my dog is no longer white. Ugh. He did have a blast though. Lupo would have been a better match for the dirt. Ha ha

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    3. Oh taking a Bischon camping! Rather you than me Sarah :)

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    4. Pauline Oak Hills29 July 2013 at 19:56

      Hey Sarah next time you go camping you can take my Great Dane with you. She loves the out doors....lol
      Hope all is well with you & the family my friend.

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    5. Sarah from Calif.29 July 2013 at 22:13

      Charlotte and Pauline, My Luc got a bath last night. Now he is white again. A Great Dane they always seem to look so happy :) she would have loved it. I think my camping days are coming to an end. The sleeping bag was nylon and I was slipping around the whole night. UGH

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  33. Titled royals such as George do not normally use a surname. When one is needed for British royals, it is usually Mountbatten-Windsor,[1] although others have been used in certain contexts. See Users of the surname.

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  34. Hi Charlotte! I love your blog and read up on new Kate and Wills info. every day! Very informative. I was wondering if you might be able to answer a question of mine: where would I be able to buy poster images of Kate and Will? There are a few websites that sells posters, but they are only pictures from the Royal Wedding. I was hoping to find some "everyday" poster images to reflect the true Will and Kate. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Lindsay, I imagine Amazon or ebay would be good resources!

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  35. Robin Indiana USA
    Charlotte you made my day seeing another post so soon after the hearing the baby's name. It seems like a let down we were all on a baby fever pitch high but I know many special events are to come. It's going to be fun watching this beautiful family grow into their own. God Bless them.

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  36. Exciting times are certainly ahead! Charlotte, has Prince Philip met Prince George yet? I read somewhere that he hasn't and also won't be joining her majesty at Balmoral until mid August. Not sure how reliable that source was but I do hope he is ok.

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  37. I read that the housekeeper has arrived at Carole's home to help out.

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    1. Sarah from Calif.28 July 2013 at 19:53

      Kudos to them. All hands on deck with new born baby around. :)

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  38. Well according telegaph prince george will be not seeing his great grandson because of conflict of schudule and william will have a patertity leave 2 weeks here article

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10206542/Baby-George-could-wait-months-to-meet-his-great-grandfather-Prince-Philip.html

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  39. Charlotte thank u for publishing my responses to pauline re papers. Sorry to take up space and time! The blog is gr8 and so nice to meet others from around the world. Bella

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    1. No problem at all Bella, it was so generous of you to offer to help Pauline. Lovely to see such community spirit.

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  40. Great blog! I'm following you on gfc


    http://theroyallondon.blogspot.it/

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  41. Penny, 13 yrs, US30 July 2013 at 02:28

    Oh, oh, oh!!! Sooo happy!!! :O Wish I could right click on the black and white picture!! It is so beautiful!! :)

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  42. Jenna from Germany30 July 2013 at 11:01

    Regarding Prince George's surname, I just visited the British Monarchy's official website and looked at the site "The Royal Family name" ( http://www.royal.gov.uk/ThecurrentRoyalFamily/TheRoyalFamilyname/Overview.aspx ). After explaining why it is Windsor and that HM The Queen decided all her descendants should use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor if a surname is required, it states:

    "Unless The Prince of Wales chooses to alter the present decisions when he becomes king, he will continue to be of the House of Windsor and his grandchildren will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor."

    So I think as Richard Palmer stated Prince George might use "Cambridge" as a surname at school and in the military, but as long as Charles does not alter the decisions made by the Queen when he becomes king, Prince George will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor for official documents, such as upon marriage, I suppose.
    Oh it's all very complicated, but at the same time very interesting :-)

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  43. Robin Indiana USA
    Thank you Jenna from Germany for the name explaining. That was sweet and kind of you and I really enjoyed your post!!!!.
    Just wanted to let all my friends out there my surgery came out okay I had a total knee scrape to bide me time until next summer that is when I will need the new knee. Still on cruchess and this knee won't seal up yet so lots of dressing changes. Had surgery on Monday getting a bit worried. Will call Dr. Tomorrow if not better.
    Thank you for all your prayers and I do hope Julie is doing okay she has surgery on her eyes the 25th. Get better Julie!!!!!.
    I love the new baby name for William and Catherine son. Just perfect!

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  44. Robin Indiana USA
    Now that the baby is here, we can all kick off our shoes, raise a toast to HRH Prince George of Cambridge!!!!!!!

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  45. thank's for your information and i like it post ^____^

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