Happy 1st Birthday Prince George

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Name: George Alexander Louis (Prince George of Cambridge)

Date of Birth: July 22, 2013

Parents: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Siblings: none

Facts:

♥ Prince George was born in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England

♥ This was the same hospital that his father Prince William and his uncle Prince Harry were born to Diana, Princess of Wales

♥ Prince George weighed 8 pounds & 6 ounces

♥ To commemorate his birth, coins were issued by the Royal Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and Royal Australian Mint. This was the first time a royal birth had been honored in this way

♥ Although the customary way to announce a royal birth is through a formal bulletin  displayed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, the news of Prince George’s birth was first conveyed in a press release from Palace officials

♥ After hearing the news of Prince George’s birth, guns sounded off in London, Bermuda,  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 colors - mostly blue to signify the birth of a boy

♥ Prince George’s birth marks the second time that three generations of direct heirs to the British throne are 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

♥ He was  baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in October of 2013

♥ Prince George’s official title is His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

Quotes:

“[I am] overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy. Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.” – the Prince of Wales on his new grandson.

“[George is] a very good name. He’ll be known as Georgie in no time.” – paternal grandfather Prince Charles on his first grandchild.

“He’s growing up, he is walking and he has big, chubby cheeks. He looks like a young Winston Churchill.” – paternal uncle Prince Harry on his royal nephew.

“He’s amazing. He’s very a dear boy. He’s brought a lot of pleasure and fun for all us, the whole family. He’s very characterful. He’s sort of brought us all together and we love spending weekends with him. He’s very funny.” – maternal aunt Pippa Middleton on her darling nephew.

“He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way. He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure, but he’s doing very well at the moment. He’s growing quite quickly actually. But he’s a little fighter — he wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn’t want to go to sleep that much.” – papa Prince William on his son.

 

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