06:31 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/24/2013 08:45AM
Month-old Prince George seen cradled in mother Kate's arms as father Prince William pets family dog Lupo cranked up the aww factor this week, and was readers' most-beloved story.
Similarly, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller's personal and political stand got a great big round of applause – while it was Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric who got the guffaws going.
Here, then, are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow. And to let us know just what you think of what's going on in the news, go right to the icons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.
Originally posted 08/23/2013 04:15PM
Attention everyone who sent a note or gift congratulating William and Kate on the birth of their son George last month: Check your mailboxes, because there is some royal correspondence headed your way!
Prince William, 31, and Duchess Kate, 31, are sending notes of thanks to all the well-wishers who reached out to the couple (and included a return address) following the already rascally royal heir's birth on July 22, Kensington Palace confirms.
Originally posted 08/19/2013 07:00PM
It's Prince George – and the pups.
On Monday, Prince William and wife Kate released two informal family photos at the place their month-old son spent the first weeks of his life – the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.
The pictures were taken by Kate's father, Michael, in the sunny garden of the Middleton family home in early August.
Originally posted 08/19/2013 08:30AM
Like father, like son – or uncle?
In a preview of his upcoming interview with CNN about baby George, his wife Kate and his current adjustments to fatherhood, Prince William said of his son, "He's a little bit of a rascal, I'll put it that way, so he either reminds me of my brother [Prince Harry] or me when I was younger, I'm not sure."
Overall, said William, "He's doing very well at the moment. He likes his nappy changed."
The prince also said, "Catherine is very well, [and the dog] Lupo is coping ... He's been slobbering around the house a lot, so he's happy."
Originally posted 07/22/2013 10:35AM
No, the royal baby hasn't really arrived yet, but our favorite look-alikes have already had their baby's first photo shoot – and the results are hilariously fantastic!
As the world awaits real news from St. Mary's hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge is in labor with Prince William by her side, these photos imagine what life will be like for them in the coming days and weeks.
Originally posted 07/18/2013 11:45AM
After Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, let it slip that the royal family might be welcoming its newest member sooner rather than later, no one is more excited than we are.
That's why we're tracking everything from how Kate is preparing for her royal bundle of joy – by relaxing at her parents' home in Bucklebury – to Prince William's excitement over becoming a dad.
Will they name the baby after William's late mother, Princess Diana? Think their beloved pup Lupo will be jealous? How will Queen Elizabeth be as a great-grandmother?
Originally posted 05/08/2013 08:45AM
Nothing like getting a helping hand – and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have more than one.
But the couple have hired one of Queen Elizabeth's long-standing housekeepers for their new home, Apartment 1a in Kensington Palace, which they plan to occupy early this fall.
She is Antonella Fresolone, 42, who is said to be unmarried, Italian, and already on the job – helping at the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage where William and Kate are living until their larger family home is ready.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 10:15AM
The Duchess of Cambridge has been receiving countless gifts ahead of her baby's arrival in July, but on Tuesday she was given something for the other little darling in her life – her beloved Cocker Spaniel, Lupo.
As Kate was heralded by hundreds of excited children celebrating St. George's Day, she was presented with a basket of goodies for the royal pup.
Among those greeting her at Manchester's Willows Primary School on Tuesday was student Chloe Pomret, 10, who joined the school's "executive dog," a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Henry, to present the expectant mother with roses and gifts for Lupo.
"Henry, you have gone to so much trouble," Kate, 31, said with a laugh, upon greeting the school's dog.
Originally posted 04/13/2013 12:15PM
From opposite ends of the Ping-Pong table, the famously competitive parents of Britain's future monarch grinned at each other, and then let fly.
"Ahem, I think that was 6-2," William said, declaring victory over Kate during their visit to a Glasgow sports center April 4. But, after his official duties were done, he turned to Lord Lieutenant Sadie Docherty, the couple's host for the day, and chivalrously fessed up: "The only reason I won today was because Catherine was pregnant," the prince told Docherty, who recounted the conversation to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/10/2013 08:00AM
Prince William may not let his six-months-pregnant wife, Kate, win at ping-pong – "Ahem, I think that was 6-2," he teased after beating her in an impromptu match at a Scotland youth center April 4 – but he is getting ready to make bigger concessions to his family-in-the-making.
A source close to William tells PEOPLE the prince will soon announce he's leaving the RAF Valley – a search-and-rescue helicopter unit based in Anglesey, Wales.
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