Us Weekly – September 16, 2013

Scans from the Sepember 16, 2013 issue of Us Weekly has been added to the gallery.

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Ring O’Fire Anglesey Coastal Ultra Marathon – August 30

Kate made her first formal appearance since giving birth to Prince George on August 30 at the Ring O’Fire Anglesey Coastal Ultra Marathon alongside Prince William. Kate wore her Zara Printed Top that she wore earlier in her pregnancy while in Switzerland. Kate greeted spectators and spoke to local children.

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Royal Baby Name Revealed: George Alexander Louis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis.

The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

Source – DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.Org

HRH Prince George of Cambridge

Kate and William have just revealed that they have named their newborn son George Alexander Louis. Such a cute name. His Royal Title will be HRH Prince George of Cambridge

Cambridge Family Icons

Taking a quick break from adding photos, here are 10 new icons of Kate, William, and Baby Cambridge for you to use on message boards, tumblr, and twitter. Enjoy! Please, be sure to right click > save as!

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(Photos) Leaving The Hospital With Baby Cambridge

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Middletons Speak On Kate & New Baby

While the world is watching and waiting with bated breath after Baby Boy Cambridge’s birth, two VIP guests managed to sneak some special one-on-one time with Kate and Will’s tiny bundle of joy on Tuesday, July 23: Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton.

The proud grandparents arrived at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital at approximately 3:04 p.m. London time to visit their daughter and her newborn son. The couple arrived in a black taxi and was escorted into the building; acknowledging photographers briefly before meeting the little prince, both first-time grandparents beamed.

A member of staff was also spotted taking a car seat into the building, possibly in preparation for the royal baby’s departure from the hospital.

“He’s absolutely beautiful,” Carole told the press upon leaving the hospital. “We are so thrilled. They are both doing really well.”

When asked how the first cuddle was with the little prince, Carole smiled excitedly and told reporters that it was, “Amazing. It’s all coming back!”

Neither Carole nor Michael (nor Kate’s younger sister Pippa) were present at the birth of the royal baby, despite initial rumors that the Middleton women would be in the delivery room for the highly anticipated birth.

“Buckingham Palace denied rumors that they were going to be in the delivery room with Kate,” NBC News reported on Monday. “She very much wants just her husband to be there.”

On Tuesday, the first-time parents released a joint statement thanking the hospital for their “tremendous care” in helping to make the delivery a smooth one.

“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,” they said in a statement. “We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone — staff, patients, and visitors — for the understanding during this time.”

And on Monday, just hours after Middleton gave birth to a healthy 8 lb., 6 oz. baby boy, proud father Prince William issued a statement that “we could not be happier.”

Source – Us Weekly

Message From The Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.

Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

Source – Prince Of Wales

Duke & Duchess Welcome A Baby Boy!

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm.

The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.

Source – DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.Org

CONFIRMED: Kate Middleton In Labor

After many weeks of waiting, the royal baby is on the way. Kensington Palace officials confirmed Monday morning that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, had been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor.

According to the palace, the Duchess traveled by car to the hospital, accompanied by her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the grandson of the current British Queen, Elizabeth II.

William and Kate entered St. Mary’s Hospital in central London through a side door early Monday morning, avoiding the world’s media. Palace officials confirmed her arrival about 90 minutes later.

Royal officials said they traveled by car, without a police escort, just before 6 a.m. Kate — also known as the Duchess of Cambridge — is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana also gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

The couple’s spokesman said, “Things are progressing as normal,” while Sky News’ royal correspondent Paul Harrison said the Duchess’ condition had been described as “very well”.

“It seems it was a very orderly arrival,” Harrison reported. “There were two vehicles. A Ranger Rover-type vehicle, and behind it there was an Audi vehicle.

“Prince William had said from the beginning that he wanted to be alongside his wife when she went into labor.”

The child, whose gender is unknown, would be third in line to the throne of Great Britain, behind Charles, Prince of Wales, and William.

Representatives of the world’s press had been gathered for days outside of St. Mary’s Hospital. The Duchess’ exact due date had been a closely guarded secret, but the general sense was that the royal baby’s arrival was overdue by at least one or two days.

Protocol requires that the queen be informed about the birth before the general public is told.

Palace officials have said that the first hint will come when a royal aide emerges from the hospital with a signed bulletin carrying the Buckingham Palace letterhead. The bulletin will be given to an official who will be driven to Buckingham Palace, where it will be posted on an easel in public view in front of the building.

It was the exact way officials announced the birth of Prince Charles in 1948 and Prince William in 1982, though this time around the monarchy has moved with the times and added social media as an easier way to reach more people.

At the same time the bulletin is posted, there will be an official announcement on Twitter and the media will be formally notified. The document will give the baby’s gender, weight and time of birth.

It could be some time before the baby’s name is made public. When William was born, a week passed before his name was announced. Charles’s name remained a mystery for an entire month.

But it is the baby’s gender that is of particular interest because the prospect of Kate’s pregnancy prompted a change to laws of succession to ensure a daughter would not be passed over for the crown by a younger brother. Boy or girl, the child will be the prospective future monarch.

The birth of a new heir to the throne has been breathlessly anticipated by many Britons since William and Kate wed on April 29, 2011.

Despite a rough start to the pregnancy, when she was hospitalized for acute morning sickness, the 31-year-old Kate made a number of public appearances that were halted only near the end of her term.

Since the duchess has cut back on her royal duties, media outlets have been clamoring for position outside of the hospital in anticipation of the birth, jockeying to secure the best vantage point for filming William and Kate emerging, babe in arms.

Source – Fox News

Kate & William’s Parenting Styles Will Be ‘More Normal’

Times are a-changin’ — albeit slowly — for the royal family. Kate Middleton will likely try to raise her bundle of joy with husband Prince William quite a bit differently than either Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Diana did, former Kensington Palace chef Darren McGrady tells Us Weekly exclusively.

For starters, McGrady tells Us, the first-time mom may initially try her hand at cooking for the baby, something that neither the Queen nor Diana ever did.

“Kate, I understand, can cook, so I think she will do some cooking, but of course once the baby comes along, [she and William will] be expected to start taking on royal engagements again, so any sort of free time they get they’ll want to be spending having quality time with the baby — and not peeling apples and making purees,” McGrady said of the household dynamics. “That will be delegated pretty quickly to the chef.”

McGrady previously worked full-time with Princess Diana for four years in the ’90s, and cooked for Queen Elizabeth II for 11 years. He is currently based in the States.

The baby’s royal treatment will also likely be balanced out with visits with Middleton’s parents Michael and Carole, McGrady says.

“It seems over the years we’re getting a normalization of the royal family,” he said. “We are seeing them become more normal, but as I said, time is going to dictate that they’re not going to be able to go in the kitchen and cook baby food and things. I think things will be a little more lenient when they go across to Kate’s parents, the Middletons, that will be more of a normal side.”

Another way the royal family has evolved to be “more normal” over the years? The amount of hands-on involvement the new parents have with their little son and daughter — and not just regarding meals.

“The Queen would hardly ever see Prince Charles, he’d always be in the nursery,” McGrady explained. “Even now, the royal children are not allowed to sit at the Queen’s table until they can hold their knife and fork properly and know which order to eat and how to conduct themselves properly.”

“But then of course, Princess Diana came along and I remember she would fight for time to spend with William,” he continued. He predicts that the Duchess, 31, will “get much, much more time with the baby, and to a degree she will. They’re evolving and becoming more and more normal as the years go on.”

And, unlike his father, Prince William, also 31, may even be down for diaper duty! “while Prince Charles would have never ever changed a nappy or anything, I can see Prince William doing that.”


Camilla Hopes The Baby Will Be Born By The End Of The Week

Kate Middleton’s July 11 due date has come and gone, and now the royal family is getting anxious to meet England’s future King or Queen. During a visit to Little Harbour children’s hospice at Porthpean near St Austell, Cornwall on Monday, July 15, Prince William’s dad Prince Charles and stepmom Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall shared an update on the imminent arrival of their grandchild.

“We are all just waiting by the telephone,” Camilla, 65, said in a speech to guests via Daily Mail. “We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”

During the visit, Grandfather-to-be Charles happily greeted well-wisher Trudi Lindsay’s three-week-old daughter Ellie-Mae. “You have got one of these coming soon,” Lindsay said, according to Daily Mail. “Hopefully!” Charles replied.

As she awaits the arrival of her first child with husband Prince William, Middleton, 31, is trying to stay comfortable. A source confirmed to Us Weekly that the mom-to-be left London’s Kensington Palace to go stay at her parent’s house in Bucklebury, Berkshire on July 12 to escape the summer heat.

“It was just too warm in Nott Cott,” the insider told Us of the couple’s Nottingham Cottage residency, which doesn’t have air conditioning. “She decided to spend the weekend with mum and dad. Much more comfortable.”