Royal baby born: Full coverage
Royal baby born: It's a boy!
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The Times' London bureau chief Henry Chu and others cover the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, better known to the masses as Will and Kate. The son, whose name has not yet been announced, was born at 4:24 p.m. in London and weighed 8 lbs. 6 ounces.
4:23 PM PDT, July 26, 2013
Astute readers who crack open Saturday's paper (yes, the one with ink and paper) may notice an anomaly: On the letters page, it will be noted that 29 readers weighed in on the birth this week of George Alexander Louis, the first child of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine -- and, presumptively, the future King George VII. And yet despite this fairly good number of letters (the topic came in second -- by a long shot -- to the George Zimmerman verdict), we published only one.
10:56 AM PDT, July 24, 2013
By George, the royal baby has a name. The child who is third in line to the British throne will be called George Alexander Louis.
July 25, 2013
Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to produce a son. When she becomes pregnant, the show had even the most feminist-minded audience members hoping for a boy. And when it comes to pass, viewers were so elated that even the death of Mary's true love, just moments after he held his son for the first time, seemed of secondary consequence.
6:34 PM PDT, July 23, 2013
What a remarkable news day.
2:18 PM PDT, July 23, 2013
The royal baby made his debut appearance Tuesday, with Will and Kate taking turns posing with their little prince, the future king. It was a sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth moment. But still, even as I found myself unexpectedly cooing at my screen, I couldn’t quite quell a bit of disappointment. I had been hoping for a girl, a future queen.
11:45 AM PDT, July 23, 2013
The future ruler of Great Britain -- all 8 pounds, 6 ounces of him -- emerged from St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday, swaddled in blankets and in the arms of his parents, William and Kate.
10:47 AM PDT, July 23, 2013
The royal baby, born Monday to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to leave the hospital soon with his parents.
6:00 AM PDT, July 23, 2013
6:52 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
LONDON — He's the boy without a name but with a gilded destiny.
4:00 AM PDT, July 23, 2013
Prince William said he and his wife, the former Catherine Middleton, "could not be happier" about the birth of their baby boy.
12:41 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
LONDON – A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne.
1:52 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
1:09 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
Congratulations to Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their son, an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy born on Monday. And, after the media frenzy of the last week, as the world waited breathlessly, now what?
1:51 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
The British royal family announced the delivery of the newest heir to the throne in a simple statement delivered by both modern and traditional methods.
1:00 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
• For the first time in more than 100 years, four generations of present and future British monarchs will be alive at the same time: Queen Elizabeth II, her son and heir apparent, Charles, Prince of Wales; William, the Duke of Cambridge; and the new baby, Prince of Cambridge. Queen Victoria, who died in 1901, posed for a photograph with her son, the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII; his son, the Duke of York, the future King George V, and the Duke of York’s eldest son, the future King Edward VIII. (None of them could know it at the time, but there were actually five present and future monarchs alive at the same time. King Edward VIII would abdicate and his brother, “Bertie,” became King George VI, the father of the present queen.)
10:30 AM PDT, July 22, 2013
Royal-baby fever is expected to give a boost to the British economy.
12:01 AM PDT, July 22, 2013
LONDON – Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was taken to a private hospital Monday in preparation for giving birth to the child who will one day reign over Britain.
12:26 PM PDT, July 20, 2013
As of this writing, there are few duller spots on the Internet than the live cam that Britain's Telegraph newspaper is aiming at the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital in west London, where the duchess of Cambridge is expected to deliver the heir to the British throne ... sometime. Presumably, maybe, sometime soon.
7:15 AM PDT, July 22, 2013
All eyes may be focused on Kate Middleton and the royal baby, but come the weekend, at least some will turn to events at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
3:30 PM PDT, July 17, 2013
It was late October 2011, and their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were still in honeymoon mode when Britain and its Commonwealth agreed that the first baby Cambridge, boy or girl, would become the future monarch.
12:29 PM PDT, July 17, 2013
As the world eagerly awaits the arrival of the royal baby, Queen Elizabeth II isn't one to be left out, sharing her sentiments Wednesday while greeting schoolchildren in the county of Cumbria, in northwest England.
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