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Prince George Performs First Royal Duty – a Playdate

Prince George Performs First Royal Duty – a Playdate

Originally posted 04/09/2014 01:05AM

Prince George took part in his first public royal crawl as he joined 10 other babies at a playdate in New Zealand.

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Why Is Prince William Hosting Taylor Swift?

Prince William to Host Taylor Swift in the Name of Charity

Originally posted 11/06/2013 08:45AM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland for a charitable evening headlined by Taylor Swift.

Jon Bon Jovi and James Blunt are also scheduled to perform during the Winter Whites Gala – to benefit homelessness charity Centrepoint, which William works closely with – at Kensington Palace on Nov. 26.

Bon Jovi will also be honored with the Centrepoint Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award, that recognizes the rocker's humanitarian work as founder of the Soul Foundation, which aids families and individuals in economic despair.

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Uncovering Family History Behind the Name George Alexander Louis | Prince William

George Alexander Louis: Who He Might Be Named After

Originally posted 07/24/2013 04:00PM

Little George Alexander Louis has quite a special name – and it was chosen with love and a nod to history by his parents, William and Kate.

Third in line to the throne, the new arrival will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

His parents announced their 2-day-old's moniker shortly after his 87-year-old paternal great-grandmother, The Queen, visited the family at Kensington Palace Wednesday – when, PEOPLE reported, it was believed she would be discussing possible names.

The chosen name carries a lot of sentimental meaning to William's granny – it was the name picked by her beloved father when he became King George VI in 1936. His real name was Albert, and his story was told in 2010's Oscar-winning Best Picture The King's Speech.

"George was a bit of a giveaway – it was bandied around so much and we expected it," Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine tells PEOPLE. "And it is a nice tribute to the Queen's father and grandfather [George V]."

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Visiting Day! The Middletons Come See Their 'Absolutely Beautiful' Grandson

UpdatePosted 07/23/2013 11:15AM

The Middletons Visit Kate, William and Baby in Hospital

Originally posted 07/23/2013 10:20AM

Day-old Baby Cambridge – whose name is yet to be announced – got his first visitors Tuesday when Kate's parents came to meet their grandson.

Michael and Carole Middleton arrived (in a cab) at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital in London – where Kate gave birth Monday – at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

After their hour visit, they spoke briefly to the press throng outside. "He's absolutely beautiful," said his grandmother, who spoke for herself and her husband.

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Prince William 'Glowing' as He Awaits Royal Baby | Prince Harry, Prince William

Prince William 'Glowing' at Charity Polo Match

Originally posted 07/14/2013 02:15PM

While the world remains on royal baby watch, Prince William is finding time to relax before he becomes a first-time father.

With Kate, 31, resting at her parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, William joined Prince Harry, 28, at a charity polo match in Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire, on Sunday to benefit homeless charity Centrepoint, Child Bereavement UK and WellChild.

Though he was engaged in the match, Kate wasn't far from William's mind – protection officers were on hand to whisk him away to London (by road) should she have gone into labor.

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Meet the Ecstatic Schoolgirl Who Photographed Princes William & Harry | Prince Harry, Prince William

Meet the Ecstatic Schoolgirl Who Photographed Princes William & Harry

Originally posted 06/19/2013 05:30PM

Her happiness at photographing snapshots of Princes William and Harry at a polo match last weekend was there for all to see – as was the sight of her shrieking at her royal encounter.

"I think I may have shouted because I was so happy," a modest Andrea Rubio, 14, told the local Gloucestershire newspaper after her antics made people smile around the world.

"I knew Princes Harry and William were going to be there but I never thought I would get near them, let alone speak to them," she said. "Prince Harry is my favorite – I think he is really hot."

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Queen Visits Prince Philip in the Hospital

UpdatePosted 06/10/2013 02:40PM

Queen Visits Prince Philip in the Hospital

Originally posted 06/10/2013 02:20PM

Queen Elizabeth paid a 35-minute visit to her husband Prince Philip in the hospital Monday evening to wish him happy 92nd birthday.

Dressed in a cream-colored outfit, the Queen, 87, arrived at a private hospital at just before 7 – four full days since he was first admitted.

Earlier in the day, Philip's youngest son, Prince Edward, 49, had been to see him. Asked how his father was, Edward told reporters, "[He's] well, thank you."

Philip, who is said to be "comfortable and in good spirits," underwent an exploratory operation on Friday and spent the weekend being cared for at the London Clinic.

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While the Duke & Duchess Prepare for the Royal Baby, You Can Knit Your Own!

While Kate & Prince William Prepare for Parenthood, You Can Knit Your Own Royal Baby

Originally posted 04/22/2013 08:25AM

Fire up those knitting needles and in due time, you too can have a royal baby of your own.

Fiona Goble, the creator of Knit Your Own Royal Wedding (which recreated the royal wedding with knitted figurines), has made an addition to her popular knitting patterns – the impending royal baby!

"In preparation for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's new bundle of joy, I'm very happy to announce the arrival of my own little woolly royal. It's been a privilege to prepare this 'little extra' for Catherine and Will dolls in my book," Goble says.

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Prince Harry Named Most Eligible Bachelor in the World

Prince Harry Named Most Eligible Bachelor by Town & Country Magazine

Originally posted 01/15/2013 06:30PM

While Prince Harry may not be no. 1 in line for the throne, the young royal has been named the top bachelor of 2013.

Prince Harry, 28, beat out 39 famous faces – including George Clooney and Taylor Swift's summer romance, Conor Kennedy – to be named Town & Country's most eligible bachelor.

Despite his bouts of scandalous behavior, the magazine says it's all part of the uncle-to-be's charm.

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Prince Charles Is 'Thrilled' to Become a Grandfather | Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince William

Prince Charles Is 'Thrilled' to Become a Grandfather

Originally posted 12/06/2012 01:45PM

Prince Charles's royal title can't compare to one he will earn next year – grandfather – now that Kate and his son Prince William are expecting their first child.

"I'm thrilled," he told reporters Thursday as he was boarding the HMS Belfast in London. "It's a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age, if I can say so."

Meanwhile, Charles says he is happy to see that Kate is recovering and out of the hospital.

"I'm very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better, thank goodness," he told reporters.
– Julia Haskins

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