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It´s a BOY! Duchess of Cambridge
gives birth to healthy baby
and future King weighing
8lb 6oz at 4.24pm with proud
Prince William by her side

Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English & Martin Robinson

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 7/22/2013 3:37:56 PM

An overjoyed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, and the nation celebrates the birth of a future king. The couple’s son weighed 8lb 6oz and was delivered at 4.24pm today at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington with his proud father, Prince William, looking on. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight, said a spokesman for the palace. The long-awaited baby will be given the title His Royal Highness and be known as Prince of Cambridge,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/22/2013 3:39:38 PM     (No. 9436906)

Congratulations to the Mom and Dad, and congratulations to Merry Ole England.

Good on you.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Peaches, 7/22/2013 3:41:39 PM     (No. 9436911)

Huzzah!

May all of the royal hoopla drive liberals crazy.

Congrats to the proud parents!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/22/2013 3:41:39 PM     (No. 9436910)

I was wrong again, I thought it would be a 6 lb. girl.

This is a big baby for such a tiny woman.

Congrats to all!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grady, 7/22/2013 3:45:25 PM     (No. 9436915)

Congratulations to the Parents.
I´m waiting for a certain narcissist to announce that that could have him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 7/22/2013 3:45:38 PM     (No. 9436916)

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127

Wonderful news!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/22/2013 3:45:46 PM     (No. 9436917)

Prediction - Future George VII.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/22/2013 3:45:52 PM     (No. 9436918)

King Larry?

I don´t think so.

King Mortimer... will be a great name... j/k

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ualslosar, 7/22/2013 3:46:07 PM     (No. 9436920)

It´s a Boy!

Isn´t it a little early to be putting restrictions on it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/22/2013 3:46:45 PM     (No. 9436921)

Wait until the poor kid finds out about the royal nut job family he´s been born into.
He has my condolences.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/22/2013 3:48:21 PM     (No. 9436926)

Congratulations to William and Kate! Can´t wait to see the pictures.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: thewarden, 7/22/2013 3:48:23 PM     (No. 9436927)

Yay! Best wishes to the family. I agree with another poster--bet he´s a George, after the Queen´s beloved father. That would be sweet.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/22/2013 3:54:00 PM     (No. 9436935)

Congrats, Parents! Guess we know what will be all over the news tonight.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/22/2013 3:55:21 PM     (No. 9436937)

I was sure it was a girl...oh well - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRAND NEW PARENTS AND TO GREAT BRITAIN!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/22/2013 3:56:52 PM     (No. 9436939)

Actually it would probably be George the V or VI.

George IV was known as Prinny - he of the Regency set and friends with Beau Brummel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dotty, 7/22/2013 3:57:13 PM     (No. 9436940)

Let´s not forget the beautiful murdered grandmother Diana who fell into the hands of this Eugenicist crime family.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/22/2013 4:00:28 PM     (No. 9436946)

I hope the baby has Kate´s smile. She has the sweetest smile.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/22/2013 4:00:54 PM     (No. 9436947)

Ha Ha #8.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CEP, 7/22/2013 4:01:22 PM     (No. 9436948)

Wonderful news for the Royal couple. The best to the whole family.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/22/2013 4:03:25 PM     (No. 9436954)

Geez, #15, aren´t you full of sunshine.

Congratulations to William, Kate and the entire royal family. To baby Cambridge, welcome to the world.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: yuban, 7/22/2013 4:05:40 PM     (No. 9436957)

Gag me with a burka. I will never understand the hoop la surrounding the royal family crapola.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 7/22/2013 4:08:24 PM     (No. 9436962)

Will our narcissist demand that they name the boy Trayvon?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Shells, 7/22/2013 4:09:17 PM     (No. 9436964)

They will be wonderful parents. Sooo happy for them. Brings a smile to my face and heaven knows that is not easy to do these days.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 7/22/2013 4:16:11 PM     (No. 9436973)

Zippy must be praying to Allah that his oldest gets knocked up soon,

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/22/2013 4:16:31 PM     (No. 9436974)

I think "Benny" or "Monty"....2 British icons, should be considered (Python not Montgomery)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: shepsmum, 7/22/2013 4:19:15 PM     (No. 9436975)

It´s news and interesting and I wish the couple well, but I´ve been amazed to see the coverage this has gotten.

We´re Americans. We didn´t like royalty and many of the things it stands for. I´m surprised at the level of devotion by the MSM and people commenting -- and the still present reverence for Diana.

But at least it gives us a break from the Trayvon coverage.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/22/2013 4:26:11 PM     (No. 9436981)

They won´t give their boy an old fashioned name. They will saddle him with a modern, and for the UK a unique moniker, like Trayvon!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/22/2013 4:27:00 PM     (No. 9436983)

What happy news!
Congratulations to the proud parents and to Her Majesty the Queen, on the birth of her first great-grandchild.

Champagne for everybody!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LComStaff, 7/22/2013 4:27:44 PM     (No. 9436987)

If anyone has something crabby to say take it to another site. This is very happy news and we contratulate the entire family.
We´ve had enough ugly going on lately. Let´s relax and enjoy watching our English friends have a great big party.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Evocatus, 7/22/2013 4:28:49 PM     (No. 9436991)

God Save the Queen of the England!

Great news for the Brits.

Best wishes to the young family.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Drive, 7/22/2013 4:29:42 PM     (No. 9436993)

Thank you, Staff. Here we have doctors who chop babies up and pack them into freezers. Celebrating the gift of life is lovely. God bless them all.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/22/2013 4:32:19 PM     (No. 9436996)

The birth of a baby is a joy to the parents, whether they´re "royal" or poor as church mice.

I share in their joy. Congratulations to the new parents.

As an aside, this means it will be one more generation before the new rule of inheritance of the throne can be used--that the first born child succeeds, whether male or female.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/22/2013 4:36:40 PM     (No. 9437003)

For the life of me I don´t understand the fuss - but it´s reassuring to see that more Brits still celebrate the birth of a king than the death of a prime minister.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/22/2013 4:40:51 PM     (No. 9437012)

# 14 George VI was Queen Elizabeth II s father.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tarheelkate, 7/22/2013 4:42:29 PM     (No. 9437015)

As I understand it, the name the baby goes by may not be the name he assumes as King. William, for instance, could choose one of his several other given names. His great-grandfather, King George VI, was known in the family as "Bertie," his first name being Albert.

Many best wishes to this young child and to his parents.

And won´t the radical feminists be angry! They wanted a girl just to break precedent.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 7/22/2013 4:43:45 PM     (No. 9437016)

Thanks Lucianne and staff. Good sweet news for a change. I´m enjoying the news. Almost and ouch baby! will be a good healthy baby. Congrats to the monarchy!!!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: FLCracker, 7/22/2013 4:45:37 PM     (No. 9437017)

#14 didn´t you see "The King´s Speech?" Georges V and VI were the present queen´s father and grandfather.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 7/22/2013 4:48:33 PM     (No. 9437024)

I was talking to my Mother earlier this afternoon as it is her 89th birthday. I told her that in my mind, I bet on Kate´s child being born today as it was a full moon. She smiled on the other end of the line.

Great news as I so appreciate Her Royal Highness & Prince William. My Mother also thought it was a good sign that both the brothers have served honorably in their Military. Happy first day, little one.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: amylu, 7/22/2013 4:52:03 PM     (No. 9437028)

I´ve enjoyed the coverage of this young couple and wish them well with their new baby. William and Kate seem like genuine, decent people who love and respect each other, and they exude grace and class. They waited to have a child until after marriage, which is the proper thing to do.

Meanwhile, here in the U. S., we have the...Kardashians. Oy vey! What role models!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/22/2013 4:52:11 PM     (No. 9437030)

Congratulations to the parents and to all of our UK friends who are celebrating. Here´s to LIFE!

Not trying to be crabby, but I´m guessing that the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary´s hospital must be much nicer than the rest of that place. While visiting London a couple of years ago, I had to take my daughter to the emergency room and St. Mary´s was the closest to our hotel. It was dingy, dirty, shabby and crumbling. The end result of socialized medicine - we saw it in Romania too.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 7/22/2013 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9437037)

Name him Richard! In honour of the discovery of the body of Richard III last year - a great archeological moment.

Actually, I remember when Prince William was born, in 1982. It was right at the end of the Falklands War, and the British had retaken Port Stanley. Some people suggested the new royal baby should be named "Stanley" in honour of the victory. But the prospect of "Good King Stan" didn´t seem to be enough for the royal family to break with tradition.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: BonnieBlue, 7/22/2013 4:59:53 PM     (No. 9437047)

Please oh please oh please let them name him Elvis!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/22/2013 5:01:46 PM     (No. 9437050)

#33 George the FIFTH was Elizabeth II´s ...

#36 *facepalm# yes I did see it... So if this were to be another George it would be George VII

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Reply 43 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/22/2013 5:08:44 PM     (No. 9437061)

I think Otis would be a good name....

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/22/2013 5:09:13 PM     (No. 9437062)

That was a quick labor. Congratulations to the parents and the Royal Family.

Critics abound, but this family has survived and maintained the aura of royalty when all the other crowned heads of Europe have disappeared or become quite common. The monarchy was proclaimed dead after George III and his useless brood, again after Victoria, after the abdication of Edward VII and in the 1970s. Yet here the monarchy is is on the ascendency in Elizabeth II´s diamond jubilee year with the birth of a boy to a popular heir presumptive

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 7/22/2013 5:10:18 PM     (No. 9437064)

Congratulations to Catherine and William! Welcome to the world Prince of Cambridge!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/22/2013 5:13:07 PM     (No. 9437068)

Thank You Staff!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/22/2013 5:13:48 PM     (No. 9437069)

I never was a "fan" of Diana --I thought she was a self-absorbed twit, but it is sad that she´s not here to welcome her first grandchild.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/22/2013 5:14:42 PM     (No. 9437071)

Congrats to our royal allies across the pond.
I am sure Queen Elizabeth has recently found a new appreciation for religion. She must have been praying to newly minted St. John Paul for a boy, not a girl, because I am sure she thought the new baby would be named Diane (in honor of the late princess) whom she hated with a passion.

To Kate: Now let´s work on #2. Don´t forget the old saying, "A heir and a spare."

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/22/2013 5:18:41 PM     (No. 9437081)

Happy news to be sure. I hope he has his mother´s dimples.
Richard would be a nice name. I am sure Kate has given it a lot of thought, she has flawless taste and grace.
I hope Diana is smiling..hard to imagine her being a grandmother.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/22/2013 5:19:25 PM     (No. 9437083)

Congratulations to the Cambridges. It´s possible that the boy, if named George, would actually reign as George VIII, since there´s been speculation that Prince Charles would choose to reign under the name George if he does ascend to the throne. The previous two guys named King Charles were not exactly an illustrious precedent for a future Charles III.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ramona, 7/22/2013 5:23:49 PM     (No. 9437093)

I don´t begrudge the Brits their royal family. I enjoy the pomp and circumstance and can appreciate the heritage and traditions, different as they are from our own.

Perhaps one of the many middle names of this new child will be Spencer?
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 52 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/22/2013 5:27:12 PM     (No. 9437096)

Speculation is Charles might become Edward IX. Who knows!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 7/22/2013 5:31:36 PM     (No. 9437108)

I was really hoping that they would name him William Robert.

Then we could call him Prince Billy Bob.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/22/2013 5:32:20 PM     (No. 9437109)

Congratulations to William and Catherine and to Her Majesty the Queen. At least some happy news to celebrate instead of the ugliness coming out every day. Whether you like monarchies or not, they represent their country a lot better than the trash we have here right now, let alone less expensive.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 7/22/2013 5:38:59 PM     (No. 9437119)

I truly feel sorry for those who can´t leave their world of hate for even one day and enjoy anything happy and nice. It´s sick.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/22/2013 5:52:02 PM     (No. 9437141)

Sorry for the double . #42 When coronated , Elizabeth II´s father ( Albert) took the name of George and became King George VI. King George V was his father. Look it up.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Catherine, 7/22/2013 5:59:47 PM     (No. 9437153)

Ouch! Big boy! My 2nd weight 8 lbs 9 oz. But those little butterballs are a delight. Congratulations to the new Mom and Dad. You are in for so much fun. Can I see his picture now?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 7/22/2013 6:10:53 PM     (No. 9437175)

One of the goofballs on FOX was talking about the "Royal Gynecologist". I wonder if that´s on his letterhead?

Congrats to the royals. Will the baby call Prince Charles Grandpa Chuck?

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Reply 59 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/22/2013 6:35:22 PM     (No. 9437204)

Congratulations to the future King William and Queen Kate. I´m sure they will raise the child right.
No name yet? I hoping for something a little old fashioned - a nod to Medieval times. Perhaps Holden, Braxton, or Rexford.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: FilAm, 7/22/2013 6:42:13 PM     (No. 9437208)

How about naming him Mohammed as it is the most popular name in England now.Perfect way to reach out to the Muslims.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: MMC, 7/22/2013 6:42:23 PM     (No. 9437209)

I am going to throw my hat in on name speculation:

HRH Phillip Michael Charles Spencer....

Great Grandpa
Grandpa
Grandpa
nod to Mom´s Memory

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Reply 62 - Posted by: happywarrior, 7/22/2013 6:46:26 PM     (No. 9437219)

Hoping for a King Henry VIIII!

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Mrs M, 7/22/2013 6:49:34 PM     (No. 9437223)

Well Congratulations! One thing is for sure. His Royal Highness will have His Royal Hiney cleaned just like any other baby. I wish this couple a long and happy marriage many lovely kids. Blessings on all of them

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Reply 64 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/22/2013 7:04:20 PM     (No. 9437235)

Wow! A news story about the birth of a legitimate baby!

When was the last time that happened?

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/22/2013 7:04:48 PM     (No. 9437236)

#58, I seriously doubt it. There might be a discreet Royal Warrant, as in:

The warrant is typically advertised on company hoardings, letter-heads and products by displaying the coat of arms or the heraldic badge of the royal personage as appropriate. Underneath the coat of arms will usually appear the phrase "By Appointment to..." followed by the title and name of the royal customer, and then what goods are provided. No other details of what is supplied may be given.

The doctor´s warrant might simply say "provider of medical services" or something low-key like that. See: http://tinyurl.com/ly64l8j

As for the name, I´d love to see the child named after William´s brother, Henry (or Harry, as he is more commonly known). He might also be named Michael, after Kate´s father. As long as he´s not named Charles. . . .

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Reply 66 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/22/2013 7:07:36 PM     (No. 9437242)

Congratulations to the royal family.
What´s not to like about Kate or William ?

Poor Harry can´t catch a break it seems. Bumped by a baby.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: Java D, 7/22/2013 7:10:22 PM     (No. 9437251)

Nice to read some happy news for a change. Best wishes to the baby & his family.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 7/22/2013 8:00:15 PM     (No. 9437320)

Thank you staff! I am so happy for the young couple who deserve the best. Kate had one big baby! My son weighed 8 lb. 13 oz. many moons ago and you never forget it! Congratulations to the Monarchy and Great Britain, friends of the USA until Obama.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: ragu, 7/22/2013 8:14:45 PM     (No. 9437336)

All the best to William, Kate and the new one for a lifetime of happiness.

Also, congratulations to the Royal Family and the Middleton family.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: fembot, 7/22/2013 8:15:03 PM     (No. 9437337)

I must admit to some cynicism during the Great Kate Wait about the fact that all the media reports limited the baby´s possible genders to only two.....

However, this is not a day for cynicism. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the Royal Family and all of Great Britain. Lord knows it´s nice to see some happy news for a change!

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Reply 71 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/22/2013 8:39:10 PM     (No. 9437365)

#61 good name! Hope they use it.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 7/22/2013 8:44:11 PM     (No. 9437376)

Thank you staff.

This is wonderful news, and I wish nothing but the best for this attractive family.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 7/22/2013 10:24:48 PM     (No. 9437482)

#62 - that would be Henry IX. And I doubt he´ll be named Henry. William´s brother is Henry. Harry is just a nickname.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/23/2013 2:06:00 PM     (No. 9438568)

Thank you, Lucianne Staff.

I never thought of Spencer as one of the middle names, but I think it would be entirely appropriate. I´ve thought of "James" as well, to honor the King that gave us the King James Bible, or George, to honor the Queen´s father.

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Reply 75 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/23/2013 2:09:57 PM     (No. 9438574)

How about the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales:

George Andrew Patrick David. It has a nice ring.


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Reply 76 - Posted by: broken01, 7/24/2013 11:45:07 AM     (No. 9440237)

Congrats to the proud parents. That´s a big baby. My daughter was 8lbs 4oz so yeah I´m sure that was some work pushing but Kate looked as good as ever. I say name the boy Richard since that´s such a strong kingly name. Whatever you do don´t name him after grandpa Charlie. We all know what kind of stand up guy he turned out to be.

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CLEARWATER — In the mid-1970s, Wayne Phillips saw a television program telling the story of the Shroud of Turin, a centuries-old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. At first, he was miffed. Years of Catholic schooling — Jesuit High School in Tampa and Notre Dame University — and he had never known about this artifact? (He would later learn that it was a delicate subject at the Vatican.) A doctor, he has a curious mind. A mind shaped by logic and by science. But as a Catholic, he understands some beliefs are still a mystery. He

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matching shades of azure as they
land in Australia´s capital Canberra
Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English & Jessica Satherley    Original Article
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George flew into Australia´s capital Canberra on Sunday night and made sure to co-ordinate their family colours of royal blue. The Royal Family stepped off the plane as a trio, Kate in an above-the-knee Stella McCartney dress, which matched George´s knit cardigan and William´s blue checked tie. After walking off the plane, Prince William shook hands with the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove at Fairbairn Airport. Scroll down for videos -Kate held little George in her arms as the family walked off the plane, but handed him over to

Presidential polls make race
for White House a fantasy
fit for ´Game of Thrones´
New York Daily News, by Linda Stasi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 11:22:46 AM     Post Reply
The premature presidential polls have started rolling out and are consistent: The race for the White House is as much a fantasy as “Game of Thrones” — filled with as many off-the-mark, off-their-rocker relatives and pretender-contenders to the throne as any “Song of Ice and Fire": REPUBLICANS -Jeb Bush, Son of George the First, brother of George the Second -The Good: Last-name recognition - The Bad: Last-name recognition: Brother Bush’s illegal war and the collapse of the economy. The Ugly: The father, the son and the holy “Good God! — not them again!” The Advice: Get out and go find

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New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — IT’S weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I often feel as though I’m intruding on an intimate moment. Women like it, too. They sometimes grin and give it a thumbs up as it growls by, and one girlfriend fondly refers to it as “the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Goddess car.” But the icon evokes a special feeling in men. It’s the Proustian madeleine of cars, stirring old dreams and new. Guys sometimes follow in the American beauty’s

California Unemployment Holds
Steady at Dismal 8.1%
Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 5:14:55 AM     Post Reply
California’s unemployment rate is rotten and holding steady. In March, according to the Los Angeles Times, the rate was 8.1%. In February, it was exactly the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the state only added 11,800 net new jobs in March, many of them in construction, government, education, and health services. The greatest gains were in professional and business services, with 3,100 new positions. But the jobs numbers in hospitality, manufacturing, and leisure dipped, and the biggest drop came in financial activities, as the slowing rate of mortgages forced banks to fire employees. The field of finance

Morgado´s ´Hot Jesus´:
Everywhere on Easter
USA Today, by Bryan Alexander    Original Article
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On Easter weekend, Diogo Morgado portraying Jesus Christ is on screens everywhere. Morgado is the star of Son of God, by executive producers Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey, which continues to thrive in theaters, pulling in $59 million since its debut Feb. 28. Downey believes there will be a "spike" in attendance at theaters this weekend because of the spiritual holiday for a film that has already proved a box-office force. "People are in that head-space and in that heart-space. It´s that time of the year where people are much more reflective and much more open to connecting with

NASA: Engineer vital to moon
landing success dies
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine- John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA´s successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson´s disease, his son-in-law Tucker Withington, of Plymouth, Mass., confirmed Saturday. As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was the catalyst in securing U.S. commitment to the science and engineering theory that eventually carried the Apollo crew to the moon and back safely. His efforts in the early 1960s are largely

Democrats seek to reshape midterm
electorate along lines of a
presidential year
Washington Post, by Dan Balz    Original Article
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Democrats have a problem and everyone knows it. President Obama calls it a “congenital disease.” If they can’t control it, Obama could spend the final years of his presidency battling not only a Republican House but also a Republican Senate. Democrats don’t vote in midterm elections. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but the core of the Democratic coalition is made up of many people who turn out to vote only in presidential elections. The Republican coalition — older and whiter — suffers less from midterm falloff.So much has been made of the building blocks the president assembled to win his

Cops: 3 dead, 11 others injured in shootings
Chicago Tribune, by Peter Nickeas & Carlos Sadovi    Original Article
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An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said in Saturday shootings that left at least one other person dead and 11 more injured. For the two found shot to death, Chicago police were called to a home on the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue at 10:38 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. Officials are not releasing the name of the 18-year-old victim who lived at the home. Shot with him was Jordan Means, 16, of the 8100 block of

In Colorado, a Pot Holiday
Tries to Go Mainstream
Associated Press, by Nicholas Riccardi    Original Article
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Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown, to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater — acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dog — to a massive festival in the shadow of the state capitol where clouds of cannabis smoke are expected to waft at 4:20 p.m. MDT Sunday.

This Clip Of Chris Hayes Vs.
Bundy Supporter Assemblywoman
Michele Fiore Is Awesome
Right Scoop, by Caleb Howe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 3:26:55 AM     Post Reply
Last night, Chris Hayes face off against Assemblywoman Michele Fiore over the ongoing saga of the Bundy Ranch. Fiore reminds us why we love TV. (Video) Fiore for the win! The Assemblywoman is feisty, unflappable, stays on message, goes at Hayes hard, and comes out looking great. A terrific segment and a good interview by Hayes, amazingly enough. The best part was when she left him flat-footed right at the end after catching him with the slaughter question. Although Hayes salvages the moment for himself with the barbecue crack. You can agree or disagree with Bundy or Fiore all you



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