07:47 PM EDT 12/02/2013
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 07/30/2013 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 07/28/2013 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 07/25/2013 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 07/24/2013 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]."
Originally posted 07/23/2013 09:45AM
The Royal Family have scores of traditions and precedents. But when it comes to the names of their babies, they prefer to keep you guessing.
Queen Elizabeth waited a full month back in 1948 before revealing Prince Charles's name.
In 1982, Prince Charles and Princess Diana waited a week to tell the world that they'd chosen William as the name of their firstborn – but two years later, they revealed Prince Harry's name the day he left the hospital.
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.
Originally posted 07/14/2013 09:00AM
The world may be awaiting the tiny patter of royal baby feet, but when it comes to the mother-to-be, Kate is spending her time before going to the hospital with her parents at their home in Bucklebury, where an uncharacteristic summer heat wave has pushed temperatures into the high 80s.
Meanwhile, at St. Mary's Hospital, London, it's business as usual. Sort of.
With the staff reminded to remain professional, Lyza Marie Felicia, 25, a radiologist's assistant in the Lindo Wing where Kate is due to have her baby, told PEOPLE: "There is really tight security now on that ward. We have to sign our names in as we come into the ward and when we leave."
Originally posted 07/13/2013 01:45PM
With the anticipation building just days before his wife Kate gives birth, Prince William didn't reveal any nervousness Saturday as he faced yet another challenge – taking on his younger brother Prince Harry at polo.
The princely pair competed at a Kent and Curwen-sponsored event at the Hampshire estate of Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber and which benefitted William's African charity Tusk Trust and Harry's Sentebale organization, which helps disadvantaged kids in Lesotho.
Originally posted 07/09/2013 06:30PM
What's a prince to do while he anxiously awaits his baby's delivery? A little horsing around.
Prince William is set to join his brother Harry in playing the game they love this Sunday in leafy Gloucestershire.
Unless Baby Cambridge intervenes, William, 31, fully intends to honor an invitation to take part in a match that will benefit two of his pet causes, homelessness charity Centrepoint and Child Bereavement U.K. The third recipient of money raised that day will be WellChild, of which Harry, 28, is patron.
"Clearly, if the Duchess gives birth before, he won't be there," says a source in the polo world of the game in Cirencester, about 100 miles west of London Sunday afternoon.
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