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The first Royal baby book - extensively updated immediately after the arrival of HRH, the Prince of Cambridge to include all details of the Royal Baby's arrival!

At last the Great Kate Wait was over. The announcement that billions of people round the world had been waiting for with growing anxiety, finally came at 20.30pm on Thursday, July 25 2013. The news was out that ...
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Diana's Baby

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The first Royal baby book - extensively updated immediately after the arrival of HRH, the Prince of Cambridge to include all details of the Royal Baby's arrival!

At last the Great Kate Wait was over. The announcement that billions of people round the world had been waiting for with growing anxiety, finally came at 20.30pm on Thursday, July 25 2013. The news was out that Kate Middleton, a young woman from an ordinary family had given birth to a healthy baby boy, prince and future king.

It was a monumental moment and one that instantly reverberated round the world. The baby, to be known as His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, had arrived at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, west London at 16.24 after a fourteen hour labour endured on the hottest day of the year. His weight was a solid 8lbs 6 ozs, the heaviest future monarch in a hundred years and considerably more than his father Prince William, who by contrast, weighed a mere 7lbs 1 ½ lbs .

Prince William immediately called the Queen, his father Prince Charles, his brother Harry and Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton. But it took another four hours before he gave the go ahead for the declaration to be made public.

The announcement via email from Kensington Palace noted he was present at the birth and was ‘delighted’. And no wonder. The birth of an heir to the throne is a rare and special event full of historical significance as well as personal joy. But it is also the most intimate time in a couple’s life. Creating a new life signifies a new beginning. Neither Kate nor William will ever be quite the same again.

For Kate, as for most women, the arrival of a first child is one of the most exciting things that can happen. For William the emotion that he at last had his own family must have overwhelming. There would be huge relief at the safe delivery of his son. There would be unconditional love and an intense desire to protect both his tiny baby, so vulnerable and precious, and the woman who has given him something more precious than all the royal jewels.

There was profound sadness too that his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, wasn’t there to share his happiness and would never meet or enjoy her grandson. His new status as a father is also the surest way to exorcise much from his early troubled years. William has grown up knowing he had to keep his feelings under wraps. He barely trusted anyone and only reluctantly learnt to live in the spotlight. Kate’s devotion, confidence and love has helped him have confidence in his feelings. His son is the perfect catalyst to allow him to find even greater personal happiness.

Their baby will mark the final stage in a moving tale of redemption that will give hope not just to future generations of his own family but also to the British monarchy. It is the inspirational tale of an extraordinary prince who has sought salvation in the ordinary.

"In this pioneering study Angela Levin has understood what this means, not just for William and Kate but for all who wonder whether, in our wider society, the shattered traditional family can ever be repaired. Her unique insight into just what has been overcome by Prince William -- Diana’s baby – suggests that his own child may not merely redeem the tragedy of Diana’s life, but serve also as a symbol of hope for a society whose heart is too often being broken."

Melanie Phillips
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Editorial Reviews

The Mail on Sunday
"The making of a very Middle Class Monarch: a resolutely ordinary father-in-law William calls 'Mike' or 'Dad', cosy TV suppers and none of the flunkies so adored by his own father... how the Royals will never be the same again. Prince William's relationship with the Middletons is changing the Windsors - marriage to Kate has brought in middle-class values to Royal family."

Cover to Cover - Rachelle Loe
“A quick and easy read…I like the way it is all put together to show how William changed his future, and didn't allow himself to be saddled by the royal rules or the inherited dysfunction of his parents' marriage. I think it was a very entertaining read, and I flew through it easily. I will recommend to all of my reader friends, especially those who are royal fanatics.”
Just a Typical Woman Book Reviews - Sue Ellen
"Well written and full of interesting details…I found the author’s analysis of different situations, emotions and reactions by William and the Family very interesting. Surprised and pleased to be able to learn about Kate Middleton and her family... I would definitely recommend for anyone that follows the Royal Family and especially is interested in the past and the present coming together with the upcoming birth of the next royal child."
GalleyCat - Jason Boog
"While the royal baby and future king is only a few hours old, he already has a book."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148794363
  • Publisher: emBooks
  • Publication date: 7/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Angela Levin writes regularly for national newspapers in the UK. She specialises in in-depth interviews and has been commended several times in the British Press Awards. She is also the author of six non-fiction books, including a biography of the late Princess of Wales’s father and stepmother. She broadcasts regularly on radio and Sky News.

Angela started her journalistic career as a researcher on the Observer magazine and went on to write a weekly interview column. She moved to You, the Mail on Sunday magazine, where she continued with her weekly interview slot, talking to a wide range of celebrities and others in the news. Her subjects included Paloma Picasso, Gordon Brown MP, Trevor Eve, Diana Ross, JK Rowling, Kylie Minogue, Kenneth

Clarke MP, PD James and Muhammad Ali. She left to join the Daily Mail as a senior interviewer, where she also wrote an agony-aunt column and commentaries on issues of morality and current affairs.

Angela moved from the Daily Mail in 2005 to concentrate on writing books. Her previous titles include Loving Peter – My Life with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore; Max Clifford: Read All About It; Raine and Johnnie: The Spencers and the Scandal of Althorp; Secret Places: a guide to sites in the UK; A Chance to Live; how the Marchioness of Tavistock fought for her husband’s life and recovery following a severe stroke; Margaret Thatcher: a biography for children.
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