- Lizbeth Scordo, Shine Staff | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 8:06 PM EDT | Comments
the one who’s already arrived. (C'mon, of course you know about him.) We’re talking about the future child of Zara Phillips, 32, another one of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren, albeit one not nearly as famous as Prince William.Have you heard there's a royal baby on the way? No, not
And the not-being-as-famous part seems fine with her. After all, this is a woman who chose to announce her pregnancy on July 8, smack in the middle of the media hubbub surrounding the impending birth of her cousin William and his wife Kate Middleton’s royal heir, who arrived exactly two weeks later.
So who is Zara Phillips?
She’s the second (and youngest) child of Princess Anne, Prince Charles's younger sister. And though Phillips is the first cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry, she had a very different upbringing than they did. Her mother married fellow equestrian Marc Phillips (whom she divorced when Zara was 10 after discovering he had fathered a child with another woman during their marriage) an...Read More »
- Mon, Jul 22, 2013 7:29 PM EDT | CommentsYahoo! takes a look at royal children through the decades - from King George V in 1870 to Prince William. We scrutinize every nose, chin and mouth to find out who Kate and William's baby will look like...
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- Vera H-c Chan | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 6:38 PM EDT | Comments
The world had been waiting for months for the arrival of the latest baby royale, but as prepared as folks were for the proclamation, the appearance of royal crier Tony Appleton was at once jaw-dropping and splendid.
That jacket. His bellow. The bell. And that marvelous tricorn hat with the electric-blue and pink feathers.
His regalia may have been apropos for the occasion (in that Georgian era kind of way), but the scalawag wasn't officially sanctioned. The town crier told the Yahoo! News UK & Ireland, "I was not invited, I just crashed the party. I got out of my cab and I stood in front of the steps, because I didn't think I would be allowed on them, and did my bit. It was great."
So whence did he come? Well, like all good town criers, 76-year-old Appleton has a website, where he reveals himself to be the Lord of the Manor of Great Baddow. Not surprisingly, t...Read More »
- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 5:13 PM EDT | Comments
royal baby is born (it's a prince!) and the world is celebrating—but Lupo, the couple's black Cocker Spaniel may need a hug.... Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Read More »
Lupo, adopted by the couple in 2012, hasn't just been lazing around or playing fetch—he's been caught up in royal baby madness, just like the rest of us. Here's a look at his crazy life, as of late.
Suddenly a big brother, he's sharing the limelight: With a new baby on board, Luppo, long regarded as the “child” of Middleton and Prince William will go through an adjustment period. Sure, he landed a spot on Tattler magazine’s “50 Most Fascinating People in the Country” list but with the new addition to the royal family, he's not the only cutie in the palace. As Nicholas Dodman, director of the Animal Behavior Center at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass., explained to Good Morning America, “When you have a young couple, like the royal couple, before they have children, the dog becom
- Associated Press | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 5:23 PM EDT | Comments
new baby boy, choosing just one name won't do. You need about three or four.LONDON (AP) — When it comes to Prince William and his wife Kate's
Just ask the father, William Arthur Philip Louis. Or the grandfather, Charles Philip Arthur George. Or the great-grandmother, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
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"I think because the child is going to be the third in line to the throne, they have to maintain all this tradition," said Pauline Maclaran, a professor of marketing and consumer research at Royal Holloway and the co-author of the upcoming book, "Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture."
"They'll go for three or four names and ... be able to make the right nod to the right people," she said.
And it can't just be any old moniker, either. It has to have some gravitas: Noble names are steeped in history, which explains why, as royal baby fervor mounted in recent days, thousands of bets rolled...Read More »