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PRINCE GEORGE Of CambRIdGE r oy a l b a by sou v e n i r spe c i a l

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Welcome to our Prince George of Cambridge souvenir magazine, Of CambRIdGE which celebrates the birth of this royal infant and future king. With heartwarming pictures of new parents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving hospital with their newborn son, a look back at the romance between William and Catherine that led to a spectacular royal wedding, and an exploration of the royal baby’s ancestors from Queen Victoria to the present day, this volume is a beautiful keepsake to mark this momentous occasion. Also included is a wonderful collection of extraordinary facts about our royal family and the traditions that Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge will be upholding. We do hope you enjoy this celebration of a very special baby. A FUTURE KING IS BORN

PRINCE GEORGE r oy a l b a by sou v e n i r spe c i a l

a s u ppl e m e n t to br i t a i n – t He oF FICI a l m aG a Z I ne


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Jessica Tooze, Editor

Chapter 1. Prince George Chapter 2. The Duke and Duchess Chapter 3. The Future Monarch Did you know?

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Published by The Chelsea Magazine Company Ltd, Liscartan House, 127-131 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AS. Tel: +44 (0)20 7901 8000. Fax: +44 (0)20 7901 8001. Editor Jessica Tooze Acting Deputy Editor Martha Alexander Art Editor Rhian Colley Sales Executives Natasha Syed and James Darnborough Commercial Director Vicki Gavin Deputy Managing Director Steve Ross Managing Director Paul Dobson Printed in England by Wyndeham Heron, Maldon, Essex Production All Points Media Distribution USA and Canada: CMG, LLC/155 Village Blvd/3rd Floor/Princeton, NJ 08540 USA. Rest of World: Seymour International Ltd, 2 East Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9PT. Tel: 020 7429 4000. Fax: 020 7429 4001. Email: © The Chelsea Magazine Company Ltd 2013. All rights reserved. Text and pictures are copyright restricted and must not be reproduced without permission of the publishers. The information contained in PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE has been published in good faith and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or damage caused by reliance on the information contained within this publication is hereby excluded. The opinions expressed by contributors to PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE are not necessarily those of the publisher.



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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smiled broadly upon leaving hospital as they showed off their newborn son and future king, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

Above and facing page: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London to cheers and applause from crowds of press and well-wishers who had been waiting weeks for the birth. The Duke confirmed that his son, who weighed 8lbs and 6 ounces when he was born, was a “big boy" with a “good pair of lungs on him". William also joked about Prince George's plentiful hair, claiming that he “has more than me, thank god". The Duchess looked radiant as she cradled her newborn, who was wrapped in a cream blanket and blissfully oblivious to the worldwide attention his birth had caused.


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Facing page, clockwise from top left: The Duke of Cambridge holds his newborn son, showing a modern, ‘hands on' approach to fatherhood; an ornate easel outside Buckingham Palace displays the bulletin announcing Prince George's birth – a tradition when royal babies are born; the baby prince sleeps in his father's arms; Catherine looks adoringly at her son. This page: The couple spoke of what an “emotional" experience the birth was, but William managed to joke about his newborn's overdue arrival saying he would “remind him of his tardiness" when the little prince was older. The couple then secured their son safely in a car seat before driving him home to Kensington Palace.

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When Prince William met Catherine Middleton at St Andrew’s University both of their lives were changed forever in a romantic story that captured the hearts of the nation

William As second-in-line to the throne, Prince William has been aware of his royal responsibilities from a very young age. Born in the same hospital as his son, St Mary’s, on 21 June 1982 he is well aware of what it is like to grow up with the eyes of the world’s media upon him. He has consistently shown himself to be his own man, however, not least in his choice of bride.


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For Catherine Middleton, or Kate as we know her, growing up was of course a far more ordinary experience. At her parents’ home in leafy Berkshire, followed by boarding school at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, her upbringing was certainly privileged but a far cry from that of her husband’s. Once they met at university she was immediately on the public radar and the country’s fascination with her royal fairytale must have been somewhat overwhelming. But she has fitted in to her new role with grace and aplomb, never putting a foot wrong.

Clockwise from top left: a young prince William on his second birthday, in the gardens of Kensington palace; The prince and princess of Wales with princes William and Harry on holiday in Tresco, Scilly isles; Kate aged four with her father and sister pippa in Jerash, Jordan; Kate aged five from the middleton family album; three-year-old Kate scrambling on holiday in the Lake district; the day of prince William's christening, with the prince of Wales, the duke of edinburgh, The Queen, the princess of Wales holding William, and the Queen mother at buckingham palace

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Clockwise from top left: Kate middleton on her graduation day at the University of St andrews, where she studied History of art; William at the controls of a Sea King helicopter during a training exercise at Holyhead mountain, having flown from raf Valley in anglesey, north Wales; William and Kate on their graduation day in 2005; and together at the wedding of their friends Harry mead and rosie bradford; William and Harry after playing on opposing teams in The Vodafone polo Trophy match in aid of Hope for Tomorrow and The prince's Trust at the beaufort polo club, Gloucestershire


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Clockwise from top left: The Queen and her grandson William exchange smiles as she inspects graduates during the Sovereign's parade at the royal military academy Sandhurst, near camberley, england in 2006; William and Kate celebrate their engagement in the State apartments of St James's palace, London on 16 november 2010; William and Kate during a visit to the St andrews museum, where they viewed the papal bull; Kate returns to her prep school, St andrew’s School in pangbourne, where her nickname was 'Squeak', and shows off her hockey skills

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The world came to a standstill on 29 april 2011 as we watched the royal Wedding conducted at Westminster abbey. Here, William and Kate greet the crowds from the balcony of buckingham palace as spectators eagerly await their first kiss as husband and wife

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Future Monarch


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Prince of George will be third in line to the throne after his father and grandfather, following in the footsteps of popular monarchs before him. We look back at the story of his heritage


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Clockwise from top left: This photo was taken of Queen Victoria to mark her diamond Jubilee; King george V and Queen mary in their coronation robes in delhi, india; The Queen mother and princess elizabeth after the coronation of King george Vi; The Queen mother, King george Vi, princess elizabeth and princess margaret

The birth of Prince George of Cambridge has given Great Britain and the Commonwealth a future king: the newborn is now third in line to the throne and will one day follow in the footsteps of the extraordinary monarchs who have made history for centuries. The story of royal succession has always been a fascinating one. From Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Victoria, to Queen Elizabeth II who has just celebrated her 60th year on the throne, the new prince will have iconic role models to look up to. Queen Victoria had to adjust to the pressures of monarchy from a very early age. Her father died almost immediately after her birth and she became heir to the throne because her three uncles who were ahead of her in the succession – George IV, Frederick Duke of York,

and William IV – had no surviving, legitimate children. She became Queen of England four weeks after her 18th birthday. Victoria’s was a reign of firsts. She was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace, the first to have a Christmas tree, and the first to use chloroform during childbirth for the last two of her nine children. She was the first monarch to travel by train, allowing her to venture extensively throughout the Empire, and she ruled during Britain’s great age of industrial expansion and economic progress. At her death, it was said Britain had a worldwide empire on which the sun never set. Queen Victoria’s long reign also moved a great deal of power away from the sovereign, and the modern idea of the constitutional monarch, whose role was to remain above political parties, began Britain | prince george of cambridge


Clockwise from top left: The Queen with her son prince charles; princess margaret with husband, Lord Snowdon, and children Viscount Lindley and Lady Sarah, at Kensington palace in the 1960s; a young prince edward and prince andrew, the younger sons of The Queen; princess anne in the grounds of the royal Lodge, Windsor

to evolve. Yet she managed to keep and maintain much of the status of the monarchy that they still enjoy today. Her eldest son, who succeeded Victoria to become King Edward VII at the start of the new century, had six children. His heir Albert Victor died of pneumonia in early 1892 and Edward was griefstricken. “To lose our eldest son,” he wrote, “is one of those calamities one can never really get over”. His second son went on to become King George V and was the only King-Emperor to visit India, in 1911, accompanied by his wife, Queen Mary. In 1914 WWI broke out and George made hundreds of visits to both troops and wounded servicemen in hospital.


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The story of his son Edward VIII’s abdication in 1936 is well known, but the struggle of his brother who followed him as monarch, George VI, has only recently become prominent thanks to the 2010 film The King’s Speech. Like his father, George VI’s significant achievements came during wartime. For most of WWII he stayed at Buckingham Palace, which was bombed nine times. He and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, visited severely attacked areas in the East End of London and elsewhere in the country, showing a deep concern for their people that made them a greatly popular royal couple. Of course, their eldest child is our current queen. She was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London


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Clockwise from top left: The prince and princess of Wales with prince William (right) and prince Harry (left); The countess of Wessex and her son Viscount Severn (front) watch the rowing finals during the paralympic games; peter phillips, son of princess anne, with daughter Savannah; The duchess of York with princess beatrice; Zara and peter phillips

and christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. Named after her mother, her two middle names are those of her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra, and paternal grandmother, Queen Mary. The Queen and her husband The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on 20 November 2012 and theirs has been a happy marriage. They have four children, eight grandchildren and, now, three great-grandchildren with another on the way. Interest in these younger generations of royals is as fervent as ever. Family life has been an essential support to The Queen during her reign and her family’s affection for her was evident throughout all of

the wonderful Diamond Jubilee and coronation anniversary celebrations. The family also usually spends Christmas together at Sandringham in Norfolk, attending church on Christmas Day. The Queen’s first great-grandchild, Miss Savannah Phillips, the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips, and granddaughter of The Princess Royal, was born in 2010, with her sister Isla following last year. Prince George of Cambridge is the latest addition to the family, while Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall recently announced that they are expecting their first child in the new year. But it is Prince George who paves the way for another generation of our monarchy and about whom future history will be written. Britain | prince george of cambridge



…you never knew about royal babies

When Henry VIII was a baby he had two official cradle rockers – Frideswide Puttenham and Margaret Draughton were each paid £3 a year. Henry’s wet nurse Anne Oxenbridge received £10 a year.

Anne Boleyn’s chamber was beautifully decorated with tapestries before the birth of her daughter, the future Elizabeth I. None featured animal or human motifs though lest they gave the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII nightmares that could, it was feared, result in a ‘deformed’ child.

When the future Edward VII was born the news was greeted with a 41-gun salute, a tradition that has been continued ever since.

Queen Victoria hated breastfeeding and thought newborn babies were ugly. However, this didn’t stop her from having a total of nine children. It was during the birth of her son Leopold, in 1853, that she first used chloroform. Her approval of the anaesthetic paved the way for London’s elite to use it too.


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Historically, the Home Secretary had to stand outside the delivery room during a royal birth to make sure babies weren’t switched over. However, this hasn’t been deemed necessary since 1936.

Prince Philip played squash with three royal courtiers while The Queen – then Princess Elizabeth – was giving birth to Prince Charles.

When Prince Charles was baptised in Buckingham Palace’s music room on 15 December 1948, water was taken from the River Jordan in a tradition believed to date back to the time of Richard I.

Modern royal babies were usually born in Buckingham Palace, until the birth of Prince William when Princess Diana broke with tradition and gave birth to her first son at St Mary’s Hospital in central London. Prince Harry was also born there in 1984.

Princess Diana gave birth to William after 16 hours of labour. He was the first royal baby to wear disposable nappies. Prince Charles observed that his son had “sausage fingers just like me”.

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King Henry IV is thought to be the youngest monarch to father a child – at 15 years old.

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