A Royal Princess

As I laid my head on my pillow last night, I received a tweet saying Kate had gone into labor. That was about 1:30 am here, 6:30 am UK time. Needless to say, I did not sleep AT ALL last night. I went into full #RoyalFan mode and turned on CNN, popped open my laptop and had my phone going as well.

I will post a more in depth blog on Monday with all the details of the day and how the events happened, but for now enjoy these pictures from today as the entire United Kingdom (and world!) celebrated the birth of a new Princess!

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Here is a panoramic shot of the Lindo!


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Prince George and his daddy give waves to the press and onlookers!


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How fitting! The Queen wore pink to a Royal engagement she carried out today!


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The town crier was there to announce the arrival of the Princess.


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Prince William sweetly gives his son a kiss on the way into the Lindo Wing.


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Oh how George has grown!


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These are the official tweets from Kensington Palace letting the world know that there was a new Princess.


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More pictures of George’s arrival


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A side-by-side look of George and William both visiting their siblings at the Lindo.


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The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child will make headlines all over the world.


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A loving look from mum!


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How precious is she?!? Absolutely beautiful!


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The Duke and Duchess step out on the front steps to present their new daughter.


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Kate looked ahhh-mazing for all that she has been through today!


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Curious George!


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The new Princess is now fourth in line to the throne.


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That look says it all!


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Side-by-side shots of the couple when they debuted George in 2013 and their new daughter today!

Thats all for now! Tune in Monday for more details!

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KATE IS IN LABOR…UPDATE!!

UPDATE: IT’S A GIRL!!! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Catherine delivered a baby girl this morning! Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 6.23.47 AM

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! I REPEAT.. THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital at 6:00 am (London time)! Prince William drove her there and Kensington Palace has said that her labor is “progressing normally.” Yay for Royal babies!! So excited! Stay tuned for more as it comes! Follow on Twitter for LIVE tweets!

The following is the press release from Kensington Palace:

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A tweet from KP confirming that Kate is in labor:

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Increased security at the Lindo Wing!

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Here are some of my tweets!

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STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!! FOR LIVE UPDATES FOLLOW ON TWITTER (@callmekateblog)!

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Royalty

I can’t believe it is already time to begin preparing for the second royal baby! Time has flown by! It feels like just yesterday that I was up at 4 am to watch William and Kate get married.

If you have never closely followed the birth of a royal baby, don’t worry! Even if you are an avid royal watcher, relive George’s birth with me! I am here to let you know exactly what to expect in the days leading up to and following the birth of Baby Cambridge.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Royalty…

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Lots and lots and lots of media

You can guarantee that journalists and from all over the world will start making their way to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. For the future King of England, press members lined up as early as July 1st (George wasn’t born until July 22nd) to ensure a front row spot!

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Even more people

People will start lining up outside the Lindo Wing about the same time as the press. Serious fans will even camp out, like we saw with the royal wedding.

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Placing bets on potential names and gender

As soon as the Duchess of Cambridge’s second (and first) pregnancy was announced, people started placing bets on what they thought they baby would be and possible names. As you can imagine, Diana is always a popular bet for a girl. At the top of the list for the new baby is Victoria, Charlotte, Alexandra (my personal favorite), Henry, Charles, and James.

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Clarence House will release a statement when Kate goes into Labor

For Kate’s first pregnancy, no one even saw her and William go into the hospital. So if the media doesn’t report it first, Clarence House and/or Kensington Palace will release a statement saying that Kate has gone into labor!

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The famous easel

As royal tradition would have it, when a royal baby is born, this easel is set outside Buckingham Palace with the gender and time of birth. Before the time of social media, royal fans would have to wait for this easel to be put out to know if it was a girl or boy. However, Prince George was the first royal to be announced on social media. They put the easel up but Clarence House also released the gender on their Twitter account before the easel was put up.

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The grandparents visit

After the child has been born, the loving grandparents and aunts/uncles will travel to the hospital to visit the new baby. The Queen, however, did not visit the hospital. Carole and Michael Middleton spoke to the press briefly as they left the hospital and Prince Charles only said a few words in passing. Pippa, James, and Harry all took a trip to the hospital to meet their new nephew.

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“The Door”

Everyone watching coverage of the royal birth will know the term “the door.” We spent countless hours watching these doors waiting on the Duke and Duchess and George to emerge to catch the first glance of the newborn. Royal baby #2 will be no exception. If you aren’t lucky enough to be there in person, live through the pictures and videos! They will just have to do for now! Unfortunately, there will be no live stream this time! 😦

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Hello world!

After countless hours of watching “the door,” you will finally see the happy couple with their newborn child emerge! Everyones hearts will burst with joy! The new royal baby has made its debut into the world! When George was born, Kate walked out holding him and then passed him over to William after a few minutes.

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A brief talk with the press

When George was born, the couple walked over to the area where the press were and said a few short words. William told the couple that George “had a good pair of lungs” and that he “is quite heavy.” Kate also told them that it was a very emotional and special time. William and Kate have not confirmed that they will talk with the press this time, but royal watchers everywhere have their fingers crossed!!!

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They live happily ever after

After talking with the press, William and Kate went back into the hospital to put George in his car seat and then reemerged to take their journey back to their “normal” life. William put little George, who was screaming and crying, into the back seat with his Mum and then drove them off back to their Kensington Palace apartment. William, Kate, George and the new baby will spend a couple of days at Kensington Palace and then retreat to their country house, Anmer Hall.

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The name is released

The day after William, Kate, and George left the hospital, the name that they had chosen for their son was released– George Alexander Louis. Above is the official birth register that William filled out himself. (Ps. Can you imagine putting “Princess of the United Kingdom” as your occupation???) The Duke and Duchess have confirmed that they will announce the name shortly after they return to their home!

Are you ready? The ‘Great Kate Wait’ has begun! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@callmekateblog) to make sure you get all the details and coverage! Thanks for reading 🙂