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Originally posted 08/05/2013 02:20PM
It's back to work for Prince William.
With his paternity leave over, the new father has said goodbye to his 2-week old son, Prince George, and wife Kate, and headed back to North Wales to return to his position as a Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopter pilot.
Kate, 31, and the newborn are currently at the Middletons' home in Bucklebury, about 55 miles west of London. But mother and son are expected to make the 270-mile trip up to North Wales "at some point" in the coming weeks, a royal source tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 08/02/2013 03:30PM
Prince Harry says "the pressure is off" him to have children of his own now that his nephew Prince George has been born.
"My father is over the moon to be a grandfather," the 28-year-old said of Prince Charles while talking to Royal Marines and their families at HM Naval Base in Devonport, Plymouth, Friday.
Tasha Reilly, 35, who was the guest of her partner Lt. Col. Tristan Harris, 42, then asked if he'd be rushing to have children now, adding: "No pressure then?"
Originally posted 07/31/2013 07:15AM
Who needs a palace when Grandma and Grandpa's house awaits instead?
From the moment they welcomed son Prince George on July 22, new parents Prince William and Kate have signaled their intention to forge a path that is both respectful of tradition and "totally modern," a close friend tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
In their biggest departure yet from custom, the couple opted to leave their home in Kensington Palace for the Bucklebury home of Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
Originally posted 07/30/2013 11:00AM
In the safe, easy-going environment of the Middletons' Bucklebury home, Prince William, Kate and Prince George are settling into their new life as a family.
But as the demands of royal life inevitably take over, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will try to strike a balance between creating a relaxed upbringing with that befitting the status of a prince.
As they raise "Georgie" – as grandpa Prince Charles has dubbed him – the young couple will take guidance from how the late Princess Diana managed things, sources say.
"It'll be a carbon copy of how William and Harry were brought up, because of their mother," a friend tells PEOPLE. "However she's painted, her greatest legacy is her sons. The way they've been brought up and the way she taught them to think for themselves and to lead a normal life."
Originally posted 07/29/2013 11:50AM
When Kate debuted Prince George of Cambridge last week, she was applauded by moms and fashion fans alike for showing off her figure in a bespoke Jenny Packham dress just 27 hours after giving birth.
The next day, when Kate was photographed leaving Kensington Palace for her parents' house in Bucklebury, there was almost as much fuss over another dress – this time a frock from maternity retailer Seraphine, where Kate had been a customer during her pregnancy.
Within three hours of the sighting, the printed "Blossom" front-knot dress had completely sold out. Now there's a four-week waiting list with customers around the world clamoring to get a hold of one.
Originally posted 07/28/2013 04:00PM
Now that Prince George is here (after a long wait), the next question is: who will Prince William and Kate choose to be their son's godparents?
Preparations are already underway for the future king of England's christening, which is set to take place in the fall, but there's a lot of speculation over who the newborn's six godparents will be – the royal family traditionally chooses three men and three women.
According to British betting firm Ladbrokes, William's brother, Prince Harry, and Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, are the firm favorites, but the list of other contenders even includes soccer star David Beckham (at 16/1 odds)!
Originally posted 07/28/2013 02:30PM
New parents Prince William and Kate were handed a special scroll marking the birth of son Prince George when they left the hospital.
The gift is almost identical to the one made 31 years ago to celebrate William's birth at the same place – the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, London.
Originally posted 07/27/2013 09:05AM
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Originally posted 07/25/2013 04:15PM
Prince Harry says he'll keep Prince George out of harm's way – but he'll also make sure he has "fun."
On Thursday, the newly minted Uncle Harry told reporters at the opening of "The Sentebale: Stories of Hope" exhibition (which features photographs by Chris Jackson of Getty Images) that he met his newborn nephew the previous day at Kensington Palace, where the baby was "crying his eyes out, like all babies."
But it wasn't all tears between the two – Harry said he also had his first "cuddle" with the infant, too.
Originally posted 07/25/2013 12:45PM
Britain is about to be overrun by baby Georges.
Royal baby names are always trendsetters. And thanks to William and Kate's new prince, George should become a hugely popular baby name in the U.K. practically overnight, much as William and Harry were three decades ago, Ancestry.com says.
On average, the birth of a royal baby increases the popularity of his or her name by almost a third – 32 percent – in the year following, the site says.
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