And congrats on getting out of the house.
And congrats on getting out of the house.
Are you ready for the first official photos of Prince George? Because here they are, thanks to our friends at Socialite Life (who also posted a piece today about the forthcoming CNN exclusive with William worth a look).
Spoiler: Kate looks totally great, William looks happy but appropriately tired, the assorted dogs look fluffy, and the baby is probably considering whether he wants to wake up and yell a little bit until someone feeds him:
These were taken earlier in the month by Michael Middleton (Kate’s dad) in the Middleton backyard in Bucklebury, and the Unprofessional Family Snaps quality of them is kind of great, especially compared to the usual HERE IS THE BABY IN A GIANT DRESS IN A HUGE ROOM COVERED IN PAINTINGS OF DEAD ANCESTORS quality of some Official Royal Photos. It’s very, “Hey, I just bought a new camera, let’s take some pictures of the baby while your hair looks good, Kate, and before anyone gets barfed on.” William is so doing this his way, and his way appears to be “AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.”
And here’s the version without the dogs, which also has a better look at Prince Snuggle Muffin’s little scrunchy face:
I may have just held my computer up to my face and said, aloud, to the empty room, “I think he looks like William.” I regret nothing.
[Photo: Michael Middleton/PA Wire]
Let’s check in on the princes since one of them stopped getting any sleep and the other got knocked down a peg in line for the throne. Here’s a hint: one looks tired and the other seems totally cool with it and has been going around pointing at things and talking to kids, as usual.
Babies are so exciting! Enjoy your first peek at the Royal One. And shocking no one, the as yet unnamed Prince looks like a snuggly little muffin, if one that will eventually be king. King Snuggle Muffin, I imagine Kate is already privately calling him. (The day that he will become king, CNN was excited to point out yesterday, is one few of us will actually see because of how we’re all probably gonna die before it happens!!! Thanks, CNN. You’re super festive.) That being said, THIS actually is super festive, as events go, and everyone looks totally happy and great and tired and excited and yay! Go peal some bells for us, Great Britain. I hope you’ve got today off.
PS: If you want to see Wills and Kate answering some press questions, video is here. It’s really charming.
[Photos: Getty and WENN]
You know what they say. First comes love, then come marriage, then comes….
Making out in public…and then, eventually, after the Olympics and traveling and traveling some more and then some more official royal blah blah blah, FINALLY, baby. Yes, the heir to the throne has arrived, and it’s a boy! Per the Palace press release, the new prince was delivered at 4:24 pm London time, and he weighs 8lb and 6oz. HUZZAH TO ALL.
So exciting! I can’t wait to see the avalanche of baby-related swag that the UK is about the unleash on us; baby faces on mugs and tea towels and cookie jars and handkerchiefs. And, of course, for the endless stream of pictures of Uncle Harry canoodling this kid at various events. And while we wait for Wills and Kate to reveal themselves, and their son — which is due to happen maybe even tomorrow, and which of course we shall cover — let’s take a look back at, well, everything that’s led up to this blessed event. Mazel tov, you two crazy kids. Because I’m sure you’re reading this right now.
– Let’s revisit the Olympics!
– And that time they went to the Far East!
– And the Queen’s Jubilee!
– Hey, remember when they went on that tour of the US and Canada? That was fun.
– Or that time Newsweek lost its mind and made that insane cover pretending Diana was alive? You are in bad taste, Newsweek.
– Or, for the completists among us, here’s their entire archive. Not a coatdress has passed without our scrutiny!
Hooray for babies!
This is the so-called British society wedding of the year, the Melissa Percy And Thomas Van Straubenzee Wedding, where Harry was Torn Between Two Lovers, Feeling A Fool while Kate sat at home on the Chesterfield and ate a whole bag of Doritos while catching up on The Only Way Is Essex.
Honestly, though, I do love a Society Wedding, mostly thanks to years and years of reading books at which society weddings were interrupted by MURDER or the revelation of AN AFFAIR or they weren’t interrupted but were instead ruined when the bride’s true love — ASSUMED DEAD! — showed up at the reception at Whatever Castle ALIVE, having WALKED HOME from France! Or the like. They seem ripe for drama, at least in my imagination. Hello! (obviously) has the most breathless details, whereas The Daily Mail has informed me that the reception was at the bride’s ancestral home — her father is the Duke of Northumberland — which we’re all familiar with given that IT IS HOGWARTS.
[Photos: Getty, Splash]