- Babble.com | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT | CommentsGreat Britain first introduced statutory paternity leave in 2003, and Prince William will be the first senior royal to take advantage of it.
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When the baby is born, Will gets a fortnight off! Brits think paid paternity leave gets baby off to a great start and aids in father/baby bonding. Under British law, William is entitled to 2 weeks off at a flat pay rate of $206 a week. As a Royal Air Force Search and Rescue pilot, Will works hard for the money and deserves some time off, even if he is a prince.
The birth of the royal baby has captured the attention of the world. We can't wait!
I, for one, think it is fascinating to imagine how the experience of Kate and Will will differ from my own because of their station in life.
At the same time, there's really only one or two ways to get a baby out-Even if it is the future king or queen. Childbirth is the great equalizer and I'm sure Will and Kate will come through it like champs.
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- Redbook | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 12:44 PM EDT | Comments
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newest member of the royal family, and everyone seems to have an opinion on the baby's gender and name. New research has provided a few reasons to hope Will and Kate's first child will be a girl, though. It turns out that female family members make men more generous. Now, we're not asserting that Prince William isn't giving; as a member of the royal family and second in line to the British throne, he's lived in the public eye and participated in charitable endeavors his entire life.
Plus, picture this coat and hat combo on a mini-Kate.
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Nevertheless, Will is one of two boys, and a series of studies from the Free University in Amsterdam found that participants with more siblings were more likely to share money with a complete stranger than only children or subjects with only one or two siblings. It wasn't just the mere fact of having more siblings, either. Participants with sisters were 40 percent more likely t...Read More »
- Tue, Jul 23, 2013 1:47 PM EDT | CommentsThe royal-baby frenzy hit a new high (low?) Friday afternoon when the British tabloid the Sun deployed Prince William and Kate Middleton impersonators to the Lido Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where a camped-out media mob has been anxiously awaiting baby news since early July. The stunt was a temporary distraction from what's been a reported uptick in baby buzz today—and many were not amused by the Sun's antics, calling them "stupid" and "appalling" on Twitter. Another tweet even claimed the actors were blocking an ambulance. A hospital spokesperson simply dismissed the excitement, telling Yahoo! Shine, "We are aware of a number of events taking place all the time, and we can't comment on the media stunts performed by third parties." But we can at least show you photos.—Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Royal Baby Buzz | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 12:05 PM EDT | Comments
reportedly left Kate’s parents in Bucklebury for London at 3pm (U.K. time) on Friday, meaning the infant’s arrival could be imminent. Buckingham Palace, though, would not confirm it, telling Yahoo! Shine, "We won't discuss positions or movements of police who are part of the royal diplomatic protection group."... The latest rumor in the ongoing royal-baby frenzy is a doozie: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Read More »
While we’re waiting to find out if it’s true, let’s go over the most burning questions and review what we know so far, shall we?
•What is Kate’s actual due date?
The Royal Palace has only ever announced that the due date was in “July,” which a spokesperson reiterated for Yahoo! Shine Friday. “We have always said July. The Duchess herself announced that she will give mid-July on a number of engagements.” For the past few weeks of Royal Baby Fever, meanwhile, news outlets have been camped out at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, going by the belief that the precise due date was Jul
- Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff | Royal Baby Buzz | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 4:24 PM EDT | Comments
A few days ago, royal baby excitement was at fever pitch. Streaming news, social media and apps tracked— ticker-tape style — every waking minute of royal mania, from helicopter lift-offs to coronation conflicts. But now that Kate Middleton's rumored due date has come and gone, social media spectators and the hoard of journalists, camped outside of St. Mary's Hospital in London, are starting to get punchy.
The Brit’s most famous saying seems to be fitting for expectant media: Keep Calm and Carry On—it’ll be here any day now. In the meantime, check out some of the wittiest, funniest and crankiest tweets from those hit with the worst cases of royal baby fatigue.
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With great respect to global media colleagues, this #GreatKateWait is SO boring. When you're interviewing each other, it's not a good sign.— Kamahl Santamaria (@Kama