operation baby cambridge

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one gifset per appearance → introducing prince george (23/07/2013)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduced their first child, Prince George Alexander Louis, to the world (although his name would only be announced the next day). The Duchess was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, London, in the early stages of labour on July 22nd, and she gave birth to a boy weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces (3.80 kg) at 16:24 BST later that day. The birth took place in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington— the same hospital in which Prince William and Prince Harry were born, and William was by his wife’s side when she gave birth. Following tradition, a formal bulletin announcing the royal birth was displayed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, although in a break with tradition the news was first conveyed in a press release.  Gun salutes signalled the birth in the capitals of Bermuda, the UK, New Zealand, and Canada; the bells of Westminster Abbey and many other churches were rung and iconic landmarks in the Commonwealth realms were illuminated in various colours, mostly blue to signify the birth of a boy. Prince George’s birth marked the second time that three generations of direct heirs to the British throne have been alive at the same time, a situation that last occurred between 1894 and 1901, in the last seven years of the reign of Queen Victoria. Upon leaving the hospital, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge briefly spoke to the press (which had been gathered outisde the hospital for over a month) and were clearly overjoyed over being new parents.

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one gifset per appearance → introducing princess charlotte (02/05/2015)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduced their second child, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, to the world (although her name would only be announced days later). The Duchess was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, London, at 6:00 BST on May 2nd, and she gave birth to a girl who weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces (3.71 kg) on at 08:34 BST. The birth took place in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington— the same hospital in which Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince George were born. William was once again by his wife’s side when she gave birth, and they checked out of the hospital later that same day. William said he was “very happy” before going to pick up Prince George to meet his little sister. Following tradition, a formal bulletin announcing the royal birth was displayed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.

“Kate is very confident now. She’s learnt a lot from William. I remember that first tour, he was all the time saying ‘are you OK? do you feel comfortable with this? do you feel all right about that?’. He steered her through those early days. I remember asking her once when we were in Copenhagen how she was coping and she said ‘I just want to support him. I don’t want to let him down’. But it’s beyond that now. They’re now a team and work as a team.” - Arthur Edwards

[William and Kate] are just another healthy young couple giving birth to a hopefully very healthy baby. I constantly reminded myself of that so that the pressures of the hundreds of media people outside the hospital didn’t affect me, at least not more than minimally.
—  Sir Marcus Setchell, the doctor who delivered Prince George