Jul 25, 2013

The six Georges who ruled Britain

The name George, chosen by Prince William and Kate for their first son, has a rich tradition in the British royal family with six former sovereigns sharing the name. George, a fourth-century Christian martyr, is also the patron saint of England and represents honor, ...

British royal baby's name announced: George Alexander Louis

Jul 25, 2013

British royal baby's name announced: George Alexander Louis

The bookies were right: “He Who Had Not Been Named” is now Prince George. His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, to be exact. On Wednesday, that regal name was bestowed on Britain’s 2-day-old royal baby by his parents, Prince William and ...

Jul 24, 2013

Royal baby is a 'nipper' who could 'transform' monarchy

You don’t need a horoscope to predict a life of palaces and privilege for Britain’s royal baby — but astrologers say the future king will be a sensitive Cancerian who could help “transform” the royal family. The child follows both his father, Prince William, ...

Royal children in line for the throne

Jul 23, 2013

Royal children in line for the throne

A list of children in line to thrones around the world, after Kate, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, gave birth the couple’s first son. Britain The baby boy is the third in line to succeed his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, the head of ...

Jul 23, 2013

British newspapers revel in royal baby's arrival

Top-selling British newspaper The Sun on Tuesday changed its name to “The Son” to honor the arrival of a baby boy for Prince William and his wife, Kate. The rest of Fleet Street marked the occasion with souvenir editions, with The Daily Telegraph, The ...

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 ...