A new Royal Baby!

Congratulations are once again in order! The Press Secretary to the Queen released the announcement of the birth of Mr and Mrs Tindall’s first baby, 17 January 2014.

“Mrs Michael Tindall today safely delivered a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 7lbs 12oz.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.

This baby is the first child for Zara and Mike, the third grandchild for The Princess Royal and the fourth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and is 16th line to the Throne.”

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Royal Baby commemorative range extended ahead of the much awaited Christening

To celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge in July, the Royal Collection Trust has added two special limited-edition pieces to the official range of commemorative royal baby china.

A  commemorative bowl (with a price of £145.00, an edition of 500) and oval pillbox (£95.00, an edition of 1,000) have now been added to the exclusively designed range, ahead of the Christening of Prince George, which will take place on Wednesday this week.

 

These new items are decorated with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s coronet, supported by the lion and unicorn from the Royal Arms. Prince George’s name and birth date are incorporated into the designs, and oak leaves, part of the Middleton coat of arms, decorate the edges of each item.

The pieces are made using techniques dating back more than 200 years, hand-made and gilded in 22-carat gold in Stoke-on-Trent.

The royal baby range of china already consists of a pillbox (£30.00), a small loving cup (£39.00), a dessert plate (£45.00) and a limited-edition loving cup (£195.00)

 

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Royal Mint to produce commemorative coins to mark the Christening of Prince George

Following the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that the christening of Prince George will take place on  Wednesday the 23 October 2013, William, Catherine, The Queen and the Chancellor have approved the release by the Royal Mint of a set of commemorative coins to mark the christening.

The Royal Mint have a long history of producing official commemorations of landmarks in the history of the Royal Family, however this will be the first time that new United Kingdom coins are produced to mark the christening of a member of the Royal Family.

There will be three coins in the collection, a gold 5oz coin costing £8,200, a kilo coin in silver costing approximately £2,600 and a more affordable £5 “uncirculated” coin. Details of the exact prices of the coins, and the numbers of each that will be produced have yet to be announced.

Prince George, who is third in line to the throne has already had coins minted in his honour after the Royal Mint produced 2,013 silver commemorative pennies to give to UK babies born on the same day.

 

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Prince George’s Christening date is announced

In a statement from St James’s Palace, their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
Prince George will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.</p>
<p>Prince George will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. #royalbaby

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Prince William’s former nanny will make the ideal baby-sitter!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have bowed to the inevitable and hired a nanny for their seven-week-old son, Prince George.

They have decided to keep it in the family, however – asking William’s former nanny, Jessie Webb, to come out of retirement and lend a hand part-time.

Palace sources had let it be known as recently as June that the pair had no plans to pay for extra care.

But, sources admit, William and Kate have quickly realised they are not a ‘super-couple’ and need some help, particularly as the duchess is slowly returning to limited royal duties.

Miss Webb, 71, cared for the prince and his brother, Harry, in the early 1990s. She was eventually let go by Princess Diana, who often became jealous of those her sons grew close to.

But William, now 31, enjoyed a warm, loving relationship with his nannies, and has always regarded Miss Webb fondly. He ensured she was a guest of honour at both his 21st birthday party and his wedding two years ago.

Now, some 25 years on, she is looking after William’s own son – and the Cambridges believe George couldn’t be in better hands.

Nanny Webb was on duty last night when the couple took to the red carpet for only their second official engagement since their son’s birth on July 22.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419604/Prince-William-hires-old-nanny-Jessie-Webb-George.html#ixzz2fQkMmkgA
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They had hoped to do it all themselves. But, as many new parents have realised before them, sometimes you need an extra pair of hands.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have bowed to the inevitable and hired a nanny for their seven-week-old son, Prince George.

They have decided to keep it in the family, however – asking William’s former nanny, Jessie Webb, to come out of retirement and lend a hand part-time.

Palace sources had let it be known as recently as June that the pair had no plans to pay for extra care.

But, sources admit, William and Kate have quickly realised they are not a ‘super-couple’ and need some help, particularly as the duchess is slowly returning to limited royal duties.

Miss Webb, 71, cared for the prince and his brother, Harry, in the early 1990s. She was eventually let go by Princess Diana, who often became jealous of those her sons grew close to.

But William, now 31, enjoyed a warm, loving relationship with his nannies, and has always regarded Miss Webb fondly. He ensured she was a guest of honour at both his 21st birthday party and his wedding two years ago.

Now, some 25 years on, she is looking after William’s own son – and the Cambridges believe George couldn’t be in better hands.

Nanny Webb was on duty last night when the couple took to the red carpet for only their second official engagement since their son’s birth on July 22.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419604/Prince-William-hires-old-nanny-Jessie-Webb-George.html#ixzz2fQjw7JcW
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They had hoped to do it all themselves. But, as many new parents have realised before them, sometimes you need an extra pair of hands.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have bowed to the inevitable and hired a nanny for their seven-week-old son, Prince George.

They

They had hoped to do it all themselves. But, as many new parents have realised before them, sometimes you need an extra pair of hands.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have bowed to the inevitable and hired a nanny for their seven-week-old son, Prince George.

They have decided to keep it in the family, however – asking William’s former nanny, Jessie Webb, to come out of retirement and lend a hand part-time.

Palace sources had let it be known as recently as June that the pair had no plans to pay for extra care.

But, sources admit, William and Kate have quickly realised they are not a ‘super-couple’ and need some help, particularly as the duchess is slowly returning to limited royal duties.

Miss Webb, 71, cared for the prince and his brother, Harry, in the early 1990s. She was eventually let go by Princess Diana, who often became jealous of those her sons grew close to.

But William, now 31, enjoyed a warm, loving relationship with his nannies, and has always regarded Miss Webb fondly. He ensured she was a guest of honour at both his 21st birthday party and his wedding two years ago.

Now, some 25 years on, she is looking after William’s own son – and the Cambridges believe George couldn’t be in better hands.

Nanny Webb was on duty last night when the couple took to the red carpet for only their second official engagement since their son’s birth on July 22.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419604/Prince-William-hires-old-nanny-Jessie-Webb-George.html#ixzz2fQjw7JcW
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have decided to keep it in the family, however – asking William’s former nanny, Jessie Webb, to come out of retirement and lend a hand part-time.

Palace sources had let it be known as recently as June that the pair had no plans to pay for extra care.

But, sources admit, William and Kate have quickly realised they are not a ‘super-couple’ and need some help, particularly as the duchess is slowly returning to limited royal duties.

Miss Webb, 71, cared for the prince and his brother, Harry, in the early 1990s. She was eventually let go by Princess Diana, who often became jealous of those her sons grew close to.

But William, now 31, enjoyed a warm, loving relationship with his nannies, and has always regarded Miss Webb fondly. He ensured she was a guest of honour at both his 21st birthday party and his wedding two years ago.

Now, some 25 years on, she is looking after William’s own son – and the Cambridges believe George couldn’t be in better hands.

Nanny Webb was on duty last night when the couple took to the red carpet for only their second official engagement since their son’s birth on July 22.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419604/Prince-William-hires-old-nanny-Jessie-Webb-George.html#ixzz2fQjw7JcW
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked William’s former nanny to come out of retirement to help them look after Prince George.

Jessie Webb, who is now 71 years old and looked after William and Prince Harry in the early 1990s, has come out of retirement to give the royal couple a hand part-time.

Although it was widely believed William and Kate would not employ a nanny, as their royal duties are increasing, just like any parents they will need a baby-sitter! Miss Webb looked after baby George when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London last week.

They have decided to keep it in the family, however – asking William’s former nanny, Jessie Webb, to come out of retirement and lend a hand part-time.

Palace sources had let it be known as recently as June that the pair had no plans to pay for extra care.

But, sources admit, William and Kate have quickly realised they are not a ‘super-couple’ and need some help, particularly as the duchess is slowly returning to limited royal duties.

Miss Webb, 71, cared for the prince and his brother, Harry, in the early 1990s. She was eventually let go by Princess Diana, who often became jealous of those her sons grew close to.

But William, now 31, enjoyed a warm, loving relationship with his nannies, and has always regarded Miss Webb fondly. He ensured she was a guest of honour at both his 21st birthday party and his wedding two years ago.

Now, some 25 years on, she is looking after William’s own son – and the Cambridges believe George couldn’t be in better hands.

Nanny Webb was on duty last night when the couple took to the red carpet for only their second official engagement since their son’s birth on July 22.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419604/Prince-William-hires-old-nanny-Jessie-Webb-George.html#ixzz2fQkMmkgA
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookIn a speech to guests, Prince William joked about spending his first night away from baby son Prince George.”As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents – of a baby who has a voice to match any lion’s roar,” he said.

In a speech to guests, The Duke started by saying “As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents- of a baby who has the voice to match any lion’s roar”

“This is actually our first evening out without him, so please excuse us if you see us nervously casting cheeky glances at our mobile phones to check all is well back home.

With such a highly regarded and well loved babysitter in charge, I’m sure all was well!

 

 

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Prince William to take up royal duties

This week Kensington Palace made the announcement that new father Prince William is to leave the military after more than seven and a half years of service.

The Duke of Cambridge completed his final shift as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot at RAF Valley in Anglesea on Tuesday.

He will now focus on royal duties and charity work together with the Duchess of Cambridge, a palace spokesman said. It’s expected that Prince William will take on a greater ‘Royal’ workload, but Kensington Palace said that he will not become a “full time royal” at this stage.

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Guernsey Stamp to feature the Royal Baby

Royal approval has been granted for a Guernsey stamp celebrating the birth of Prince George of Cambridge.

The stamp will have a value of £3, and will feature a picture of the third in line to the throne and his parents William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving hospital after his birth. Both the Queen and the Duke of Cambridge have approved the design, which will be on the 24th of September.

There were four babies born in the Bailiwick of Guernsey on the same day as the prince, and each will be sent a free framed copy (to put alongside the commemorative Silver Penny they will have received from the Royal Mint!)

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A royal baby for Sweden.

Sweden’s Royal Palace has announced that Princess Madeleine and her husband, New York banker Christopher O’Neill, are expecting their first child in March.

“The Princess Couple is expecting a child.

Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher ONeill are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their first child.

The birth is expected to take place in beginning of March of 2014.

No changes to the schedule of The Princess’s engagements and work for Childhood are planned during the fall of 2013.”

Madeleine is the youngest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and is fourth in line to the Swedish throne. She and New York based banker Christopher O’Neill were married in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in June this year. The ‘Childhood’ referred to in the Palace statement is the World Childhood Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by Madeleine’s mother.

Sweden has a constitutional monarchy in which the royals primarily serve as figureheads. King Carl XVI Gustaf is the country’s head of state, and has a number of constitutional duties. The news of the royal pregnancy comes amid celebrations marking 40 years since (the then) Crown Prince Carl Gustaf ascended the throne on the 15th September 1973, at the age of just 27.

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