Prince Louis christened at St James’ Palace

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Kate Middleton and Prince Louis

A snoozing Prince Louis has made just his second public appearance since his birth, as he was christened in London overnight.

The 11-week-old Prince was cradled in his mum Kate Middleton’s arms as they approached the Archbishop of Canterbury ahead of the ceremony. The Duchess of Cambridge was heard saying her third child was relaxed and serene and she hoped he “stays like this”.

Alongside the beaming mum was Prince William and proud siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. They were followed by newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. It’s the first time the new family of five has been pictured together in public, in what’s been a busy year for the Royal Family.

Prince Louis wore a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe made by dressmaker to the Queen Angela Kelly. The original Royal Christening Robe was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter.

The private christening was attended by about 30 people, including Kate’s pregnant sister Pippa Middleton and Prince Charles and Camilla. However the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh didn’t attend – according to Buckingham Palace, it was not due to health reasons.

Six godparents took part in the ceremony, William’s friends Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade and Guy Pelly and Kate’s cousin Lucy Middleton and school friend Hannah Carter.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose two hymns for the christening service along with two lessons and two anthems. One of the anthems, This is the day which the Lord hath made, was composed for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding on 29th April 2011.

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Royal baby name announced (and it’s not what we were expecting)

APRIL 27, 2018

Royal baby boy name announcement

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s bouncing baby boy has a name – and it’s a regal as you’d expect of a little prince – albeit a surprise to everyone.

Kensington Palace announced in a statement just minutes ago that the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is named Louis Arthur Charles.


The 8lbs 7oz prince was born in London on Monday, with mum Kate leaving the hospital looking radiant just seven hours after giving birth.

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome third baby

The bookies had been throwing around several name front-runners ahead of today’s announcement – including Arthur, Albert, Philip, Thomas and Edward. The fifth-in-line to the British throne, little Louis is the younger brother of equally regally named Prince George, four and Princess Charlotte, two. Both George Alexander Louis and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana’s traditional names are tributes to previous members of the royal family.

And like any growing family, it seems the Royals are just as nervous as the rest of us when it comes to juggling their little ones. Prince William told reporters as he left the hospital that while he is ‘very happy, very delighted’ he also has ‘thrice the worry now’.

Looking for a name for your own little prince or princess? Make sure you take a browse through these 19 royal baby names

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome baby number three

APRIL 23, 2018

Kate Middleton and Prince William leave hospital with second son

It’s a party of five! Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed their third royal bundle of joy – a baby boy.

Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered her son at 11am London time. The little royal weighs 8lbs 7oz and the Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Both mum and bub are said to be doing well.

Just seven hours after giving birth, the Duchess and her husband appeared on the doorstep of the hospital to wave to the gathered crowd before leaving for Kensington Palace.

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome third baby

The tiny prince is a younger brother for Prince George, four and Princess Charlotte, two, who visited their new sibling at hospital before the family headed home. He now becomes fifth in line to the throne, after grandad Prince Charles, dad Prince William, and his siblings. Uncle Prince Harry now slips to sixth in line.

Kensington Palace let the adoring public know via Twitter that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour, around 5.30pm Australian time. She travelled by car to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with Prince William.

Early on in her pregnancy the Duchess once again suffered from severe morning sickness, something she battled in her two previous pregnancies and saw her hospitalised.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton third baby

The royal couple took two days to announce the names of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so we can expect to find out the youngest royal’s moniker later this week.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton reveal royal baby’s due date

OCTOBER 18, 2017

Prince William Kate Middleton third baby

The royal baby countdown is on … there’s only six months to wait until Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome their third bub, with the couple revealing they’re due in April 2018.

Making it Twitter-official, the couple shared their due date, and announced they’ll be jet-setting to Norway and Sweden early next year on an official visit.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced in early in September that Kate is pregnant, revealing she was once again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. But the mum-of-two has this week had the most gorgeous return to her public duties – dancing with Paddington Bear at a train station. As you do.

William and Kate are already parents to 4-year-old Prince George (who is a July baby) and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, who was born in May 2015 – so this busy royal tribe will have three under four.

We’re pretty sure the next royal baby will have a palatial room all to themselves, if you have a third little one on the way, here are 16 clever ways to fit three kids in one room.

Prince William and Kate expecting third child!

SEPTEMBER 04, 2017

kate middleton pregnant

There’s another royal baby on the way – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (otherwise known as William and Kate) are expecting their third child.

The royal family has confirmed the news, also revealing Kate is once again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. It’s meant the Duchess has had to cancel her planned appearance at a children’s centre in London.

In a statement, it’s been revealed she is being cared for at Kensington Palace.

The little prince or princess will be a sibling for four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.

There's another royal baby on the way - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (otherwise known as William and Kate) are expecting their third child.

It’s not yet been announced when the Duchess is due to give birth, but her third child will become the fifth in line for the throne, relegating Prince Harry to sixth.

Just in case the royals are in need of regal counsel regarding the naming of their third child, here are 19 royal baby names fit for a king or queen.

Happy 4th birthday Prince George

JULY 22, 2017

Prince William 4 years old

That cheeky smile can only mean one thing – the cutest prince around is blowing out his birthday candles!

Prince George is turning four tomorrow, and his proud mumma and papa (a.k.a. the Duke and Duchess) have released the most adorable portrait of their cherub – what a cutie! The couple gushed that they’re ‘delighted’ to release the snap of their eldest child. Hasn’t he grown over the past twelve months.

Prince William 4th Birthday

The globe-trotting pre-schooler has just spent a few days on tour with his family, visiting Poland and Germany – a truly royal way to celebrate a birthday!

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(Images via The Royal Family)

Princess Charlotte is TWO cute in adorable second birthday photo

MAY 02, 2017

Princess Charlotte second birthday photo

It’s a big day for the royal family as their little Princess Charlotte turns two. To celebrate the occasion the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new photograph of Princess Charlotte for the world to coo over.

Like in many of the official portraits the royal family has shared on social media, their sweet little princess sports a cute cardigan as she plays outside their home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. The birthday photo was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, who clearly has an eye for photography.

Royal famiuly Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte and Prince George

A party fit for a princess

What’s in store for the royal princess on her special day? Sources speculate that the royal family are planning a low-key Frozen-themed party at their Norfolk estate as Princess Charlotte turns two. Guests will most likely include Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton as well as Charlotte’s aunt, Pippa Middleton and uncle, James Middleton.

Big brother, Prince George, who turns four in July, will certainly be there and Charlotte’s royal cousins, Mia Tindall and Savannah and Isla Phillips, who are of a similar age to the Princess, are also expected to attend.

Princes Charlotte toddler

My, have you grown!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have happily shared glimpses of their private life with the public since becoming parents. Over the past two years, we’ve watched Princess Charlotte grow from a chubby cheek cherub to a darling little girl.

Her first public appearance came when she was just a few hours old. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana captured hearts as she left St Mary’s hospital in her mother’s arms, just hours after Catherine gave birth.

Prince George kisses baby Princess Charlotte

One month later, their Royal Highnesses also shared a series of sweet siblings snaps, with Prince George giving his brand new little sister kisses and cuddles on a sofa.

Princess Charlotte baby photo

At six months of age, Kate gave us another snippet of her sweetheart as Charlotte, dressed in an adorable pink cardigan and floral dress, playfully posed with a stuffed animal.

Princess Charlotte official portrait

Last year, as the Princess celebrated her first birthday, the Duchess was also behind the lens of a series of official photos. Little Charlotte wears her signature cosy cardigan and blue bow in her hair.

Princes William at two

And now? Charlotte is looking more and more like her dad each day (pictured above on his second birthday), though she has all the style of her mum. Charlotte’s adorable yellow cardigan, which has been tracked down to designer John Lewis, sold out within minutes of the photo being released.

Princess Charlotte turns two official photo Kensington Palace

As expected, the world has melted over the beautiful photo of Princess Charlotte with thousands of comments coming through their social media outlets.

Kensington Palace has since released another statement thanking “everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.”

How could we not? Happy birthday Princess! We cannot wait to see what’s in store for you next!

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