Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Queen abdicates

Interesting news from the Dutch royal family yesterday, as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced her abdication. Her son, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange will become King. Koningin Beatrix, who celebrates her 75th birthday tomorrow made the announcement on television saying … Continue reading

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In the royal baby name race, Henry’s in the frame but loses by an Ed

As we continue our look at royal baby names given to heirs and sons / daughters of heirs we turn to the two most popular names, Henry and Edward, who appear a combined total of twelve times. The first three Henrys all … Continue reading

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“William and Catherine are thrilled to announce the birth of baby Harthacnut.” You heard it here first!

Here at A Royal Baby blog we’re trying to predict the name of William and Kate’s first born baby. After turning to the history books for clues we continue our look at the names of royal babies who were either next in line to the throne or next but one … Continue reading

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From Alfred to Ethelfleda; what’s in a royal baby name?

Following the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that they are expecting their baby to be born in the month of July, focus will inevitably switch to the likely name of the little prince or princess. (The Queen … Continue reading

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Royal baby due date announced

As always, here at a Royal Baby blog, we are first with the news (well, after Reuters, the BBC, Sky News and the Harrogate Advertiser, of course,) and today’s news flash is that St James’s Palace have announced that the … Continue reading

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Catherine’s first official portrait draws mixed opinion

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday (Friday 11th of January) for the unveiling of her first official portrait, although the painting itself has caused some controversy amongst critics and the public. The Director of the … Continue reading

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As Kermit said, it’s not easy being green…

In an interview with ITV’s This Morning programme, the Prince of Wales has said that the prospect of becoming a Grandfather has made him an even more committed campaigner for the environment. In an interview with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge (pt.2)

Following Prince George Augustus (George II of Great Britain), the next recipient of the title Duke of Cambridge was Prince Adolphus (born 1774) the seventh son and eighth child of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Born at Buckingham Palace, Adolphus … Continue reading

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The Times ‘New Power’ List 2013- guess who’s on it..?!

Today, The Times newspaper has printed the first part of a ‘New Power’ List – 100 people to watch in 2013, each chosen by Times experts in various fields. Amid political notables such as Angela Merkel and Chris Huhne, listed at … Continue reading

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Christmas is about family, and the Royals are no different!

The Royal Mum-to-be hasn’t been taking it particularly easy over the festive period! In a break with the tradition that sees members of the Royal family spending the Christmas period at Sandringham, Kate spent Christmas Day with her husband William, the Duke of Cambridge, … Continue reading

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