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Prince George’s First Official Photos To Be Released This Week

Published September 12, 2013 by gossipzoo

Prince George of Cambridge (b. July 22nd) has spent his first three weeks at Granny Middleton’s home in Bucklebury, a break in tradition for an heir to the British throne. Another break will soon follow this week when Kensington Palace reveals the baby’s first official photos.

Rather than hire a photographer, the Duchess of Cambridge has opted instead to select a few photos taken by herself, Carole and Pippa Middleton, according to the Daily Mirror.

“One of the options they are looking at is releasing a couple of family photos they have taken themselves,” a royal aide told the paper.

Rather than disrupt the baby’s routine, the Duchess prefers to use her expertise as a photography enthusiast to select George’s best moments as a newborn. Back in November, Clarence House posted photos taken personally by the Duchess in Malaysia, when she and the Duke toured South East Asia.

“Kate has a great eye for pictures and wants the first official ones of George to be natural and in a relaxed environment.”

Prince William’s official portraits were taken by Lord Snowden, Princess Margaret‘s ex-husband, and released on July 29th, 1982. Mario Testino shot the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement portraits in December 2010.

Kensington Palace is expected to release the photos this week.

William was at a stag do (bachelor party) this weekend in Devon, England with friends, including Guy Pelly. A witness told the Sun that the new dad took a train from London Paddington to Exeter St. David’s on Friday.

“I walked through the carriage on the way to the buffet car and spotted William with a bunch of chaps swigging beer like it was going out of fashion,” the fellow passenger recalled.

Another passenger had no idea who was in the party.

“There was an older man next to me who had no idea William was sitting just yards away,” the witness said. “He nodded towards them and said, ‘There’s a right bunch of lads in there.'”

Prince George will meet his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, in the coming weeks. The Duke of Edinburgh will join Her Majesty at Balmoral today after an engagement in Scotland. The Cambridges are due to visit the 92-year-old royal, who has been recouperating at Sandringham following stomach surgery in May.

Heathrow Airport Celebrates Will And Kate’s ‘Very Special New Arrival’

Published August 15, 2013 by gossipzoo

Today, one of the world’s busiest airports helped celebrate the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge.

A team at Heathrow handed out complimentary tees “Celebrating A Very Special New Arrival” to the first 1,000 passengers in each of its terminals, along with a gift tin including some proper British treats (Twinings Tea and Walkers shortbread biscuits. I know.)

Passengers landing back in England were gifted with the limited-edition set in arrivals. Those leaving were given the tee and tin as a parting gift, a reminder of Baby Cambridge’s birthday.

The team handing out the goods spoke over 50 languages between them, and for those homesick Yanks, American accents were available on request.

Long Live The Future Heir, as well as your t-shirt and biscuit tin.

The Best Celeb Twitter Reactions To Will And Kate’s Baby Joy

Published August 15, 2013 by gossipzoo

Royal Wedding - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Leave For Their Honeymoon

This afternoon, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy, the United Kingdom’s future monarch and Prince Charles‘s first grandchild.

As is the case with any major piece of news, celebrity reactions on Twitter are almost as entertaining as the event itself.

Welcome to the future king! Congratulations William & Kate. Much Love, Queen Latifah #QLShow

– Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) July 22, 2013

I just wish princess Diana could’ve been here to welcome her first grandchild,that tragedy still feels like yesterday,we need this baby.:) – Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) July 22, 2013

Poor Harry. A tiny baby has more power than him. Unacceptable. – christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 22, 2013

It’s a boy!!! Special times ahead for Kate and William. Xxxx

– Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) July 22, 2013

Today may be a good day to announce my new EDM DJ name: Royal Baby Labour

– Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 22, 2013

Congratulations to William and Kate!! So happy they have a healthy baby and everyone is good. Can’t wait to see him now #Royalbaby

– Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole) July 22, 2013

Congratulations to two of the loveliest people in the whole world on their baby boy. I am so happy for them.

– Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) July 22, 2013

I’m delighted for the Duke and Duchess now their son has been born. The whole country will celebrate. They’ll make wonderful parents.

– David Cameron (@David_Cameron) July 22, 2013

All babies are royal babies! Well, actually just mine and zara’s. But I’m sure your baby is great, too.

– Kate Middleton (@PrincessKateFTW) July 22, 2013

It’s a boy! So happy for my cousin Kate and the future King of England!

– Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 22, 2013

Arise King Gary!

– Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) July 22, 2013

Mummy assures me that a framed notice of arrival was placed outside Buckingham Palace when I was born: “small, furry and only 3oz”

– HRH_Lupo (@HRH_Lupo) July 22, 2013

Look Back at Kate Middleton’s Most Maternal Moments Before Motherhood

Published August 13, 2013 by gossipzoo

At long last, the Duchess of Cambridge is a mother.

After the world waiting for months with baited breath, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a son on Monday around 4:00 p.m. London time. Now not even a day old, the royal baby boy without a name is already destined to rule: he is third in line to the British throne, after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and father.

But, fear not United Kingdom, for your future king is in good hands. Ever since joining the monarchy with the wedding heard ’round the world, the Duchess has shown she is made for motherhood, bonding with little ones all across the globe during her official U.K. appearances, buzzed-about trip to America and Diamond Jubilee Tour..

Now that Wills’ better half has the royal baby in her bassinet, Celebuzz is looking back at some of her sweetest maternal moments – from inspiring pupils at British schools, to comforting young hospital patients and greeting giddy little ones at appearances.

‘Union Jack Man’ Terry Hutt And ASDA Supermarket Are So Ready For The Royal Birth

Published July 30, 2013 by gossipzoo

One thought nothing could top the hoopla surrounding 2011 s royal wedding (Teabags! Condoms! Happyland Play Set!), but it turns out everyone’s gone mad for Baby Cambridge.

He-who-has-stolen-my-heart Terry Hutt, a 77-year-old royalist from Cambridge, sits outside St. Mary’s Hospital in hopes of congratulating the Duke and Duchess on their new addition.

Hutt, whom Queen Elizabeth has described as “The Union Jack man” for his festively patriotic attire, arrived in head-toe-toe Britannia yesterday. He met Her Majesty twenty years ago, when he tried his luck at visiting Clarence House.

“They’re my colours and she’ll always talk to me; we’ve talked about her mum before,” Hutt told Cambridge News back in November.

The grandfather-of-three has been a royalist every since meeting King George VI and his wife, the Queen Mother during the Blitz. However, it was William and Harry’s late mother that Hutt admires the most.

“Diana was one of my favourite members of the royal family,” Hutt, who held a vigil for Catherine outside King Edward VII hospital in December, told the paper. “She brought a difference to them, she modernised them and she had time for everyone.”

Don’t me cry, Mr. Hutt.

Meanwhile, up in Wales…

Asda Supermarket, where the DoC has been spotted shopping for dinner on occasion, created a prime parking spot especially for the growing family.

“To celebrate the impending birth of Prince William and Kate’s baby, we decided, with the Llangefni store being their local, that we would reserve a parking space especially for them,” a spokesperson told North Wales’ Daily Post.

“Kate has been spotted in the store a few times so we wanted to make life a bit easier for her. We also wanted to do something a bit different and special to celebrate the new arrival.”

Why can’t we get this weird in America?

“It’s created a lot of excitement amongst our customers who, like us are looking forward to the birth of the royal baby.”

Too right, spokesperson. Too right.

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