- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 6:19 PM EDT | CommentsTwitter may be the fastest source for Kate Middleton baby news, but it's not the most reliable. Case in point: The false alarm tweets on Thursday announcing the future monarch's arrival.
Although there's been no announcement from Buckingham Palace and the official handle @BritishMonarchy has remained mum, that hasn’t stopped the social network from bursting with rumors of the royal baby’s impending birth.
One Daily Mirror columnist quipped that Twitter was having "Braxton Hicks" contractions, similar to the false signs of labor moms-to-be have close to their deliveries. Example:
The media is also getting sucked in. From London’s Daily Express reporter Richard Palmer:
And Observer journalist Elizabeth Day tweeted:
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- Thebump.com | Royal Baby Buzz | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 2:46 PM EDT | Comments
Photos: Getty Images / Courtesy of Theo Fennell & Sudocrem
By Kylie McConville for TheBump.com
Remember just last week when Kate Middleton and Prince William received their first royal baby gift and it was a cardboard box? Well, the gifts keep on rollin' in - and this week, they're even crazier! Kate was reportedly given a $15,000 bracelet that doubles as a diaper cream holder.
I kid you not, folks - a bracelet that moonlights as a portable diaper cream container. Modern marvels, y'all!
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British jeweler Theo Fennell, whose long list of celebrity clientele includes David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and Madonna, has gifted the royal mum-to-be with his most lavish, over-the-top creation yet! Fennell was commissioned by Sudocrem (an antiseptic healing cream company) to create a jewel-encrusted 18-karat white gold charm bracelet that doubles as a diaper rash cream holder. Worth more than $15,000, the bracelet is designed to keep Kate looking posh and elegant as ever even when she's applying rash c...Read More »
- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 6:52 PM EDT | Comments
Kate Middleton to avoid the spotlight—especially as she only has a few more days to go before her alleged July 13th due date. Journalists camping out in tents at St. Mary’s Hospital in London for over a week have have had little to report thus far. “I guess we’re here just in case she walks through the front doors. Which is very unlikely,” one freelance photographer told the the National Post.She may have gone on maternity leave a month ago, but it’s almost impossible for
Turns out, he’s right. Just yesterday, reports emerged that Middleton managed to go to the hospital for a stealth visit the other day. An intense security sweep prior to her arrival indicated to journalists and hospital workers alike that Kate may have been coming by, which was later confirmed by a patient telling E!News: “I was at the hospital with Kate Middleton! I was told it was a checkup.” (The palace did not confirm the account.)In the meantime, Us Weekly claims Kate’s been holed up at Kensington Palace waiti...Read More »
- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 4:39 PM EDT | Comments
... Kate Middleton and Prince William's unborn child already has Hollywood connections. Read More »
Apparently, the royal baby is related to Blue Ivy Carter the daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, due to their shared French heritage, according to Find My Past, an online genealogy resource.
If that's not A-list enough, the baby, currently dubbed HRH Prince or Princess, will also be the 27th cousin to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children, the 26th cousin (thrice removed) to Celine Dion's three kids, the 11th cousin to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's three offspring, the 20th cousin (twice removed) to Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's two daughters, and the 22nd cousin to Uma Thurman's three tykes.
"It's long been said that the USA and UK have a special relationship, and that is certainly the case between Hollywood's elite and the Royal Family," Find My Past rep Debra Chatfield told the Daily Mail. "The closest relation we found to the Hollywood children was the late Princess Diana. [Her] ancestr
- Thebump.com | Royal Baby Buzz | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT | CommentsBy Kylie McConville for TheBump.com
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Not sure about y'all, but with so much attention on Kate Middleton and the impending arrival of the royal baby, it's hard to focus on anything but the Duchess and her due date. While the Lindo Wing and an expert staff of doctors, nurses and security staff prep for her much buzzed about delivery and, consequently, the most important moment of their lives, across the pond we're wishing we could experience the royal birthing treatment.
More from The Bump: Kate Middleton pregnancy central!
But just how different is Kate's labor expected to be from our very own customs? We're getting to the bottom of it in a Battle of the Births: United Kingdom versus the United States.
Check it out!
Inside the delivery room:
A British midwife sat down with ABC News to give us the inside scoop on what the Lindo Wing actually looks like - from the inside. Regina Curran said, "It's a beautiful unit. It's got all the facilities that any woman would need in labor. She's go...Read More »