Same old, same old for British monarchy

| Jul 23, 2013

Same old, same old for British monarchy

by Denis Hiault

The birth of Prince William and Kate’s son is supposed to give the British royal family an injection of youth, but the crown will likely rest on the head of an older monarch for decades to come, analysts say. At 87, Queen Elizabeth II ...

Jul 23, 2013

Baby's birth leads to blizzard across social media sites

Britain’s royal baby spawned a social media frenzy Monday, but one newspaper’s website installed a “republican button” to let readers escape the wall-to-wall coverage. The announcement that Prince William’s wife, Catherine, had gone into labor sent #RoyalBaby and similar tags trending on the microblogging ...

With baby, Kate's apprenticeship has just begun

| Jul 23, 2013

With baby, Kate's apprenticeship has just begun

by Katy Lee

She transformed herself effortlessly from ordinary Kate Middleton into a future queen — but for Britain’s most famous new mother, the work has just begun. Exhausted after giving birth, 31-year-old Kate will have little time to recover before she and Prince William present their ...

Jul 23, 2013

Strange facts about the U.K. royal birth tradition

Some things you might not have known about the little future monarch: Genealogists say the baby is distantly related to Dracula, the 15th-century prince who inspired Bram Stoker’s famous vampire. Experts have also traced the family tree back to an Islamic sultan who is ...

U.K. royal birth sparks international frenzy

Jul 23, 2013

U.K. royal birth sparks international frenzy

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcome a baby boy, sparking sprays of blue floodlights from Niagara Falls to New Zealand for a prince descended from kings and coal miners and now third in line to the British throne.

Media barge into royal baby's life before it's born

Jul 13, 2013

Media barge into royal baby's life before it's born

by Anthony Faiola

Outside the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, the global media hordes on Royal Baby Watch have marked their turf with duct tape and stepladders like so many predators. But starved for material in a world where Mother Nature and Buckingham Palace are ...