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Britain eagerly awaits royal baby name

May 07, 2019 - 7:06 PM

UK royal names are normally chosen from a relatively restricted pool of those used by past kings and queens. But Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are anything but normal royals.

Prince Harry 'over the moon' as Meghan gives birth to a boy

May 06, 2019 - 9:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine,' a beaming Prince Harry tells reporters in Windsor

ROYAL COUPLE. In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

LOOK: Prince William, Kate share 1st official photos of Prince Louis

May 06, 2018 - 10:06 AM

'The Royal Highnesses would like to thank members of the public for all of the kind messages they have received following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte's third birthday,' says a post on the Royal Family's Facebook page

YOUNG ROYALS. Princess Charlotte kisses her younger brother in one of two photos of the baby shared by the British royal family. Photo from

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 23-29, 2018

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

ALMOST EMPTY. The shores of Boracay Island's White Sand Beach are almost empty on the day it is closed to the public. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Royal baby Louis is 11th British prince

Apr 27, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Prince Louis of Cambridge, third child of Prince William and Kate, is 5th in line to the British throne

NEW PRINCE. The son of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, newly-born Prince Louis of Cambridge leaves St Mary's Hospital where he was born on April 23, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall /AFP

Prince William and Kate name baby son Louis Arthur Charles

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,' a palace statement says

LOUIS ARTHUR CHARLES. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks at her newly-born son, her third child, on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:24 AM

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IN PHOTOS: Prince William, Duchess Kate return home with new royal baby

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The boy, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces, was born at 11:01 am with William, the Duke of Cambridge, present for the birth, Kensington Palace announces

3RD CHILD. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their 3rd child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. Photo by Isabel Infantes/AFP

New son for Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:21 PM

(UPDATED) The baby boy is the couple's third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte

IT"S A BOY. A town crier reads out the news of the birth of a baby boy by Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018.  Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Prince William's wife Kate admitted to hospital in labor - palace

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Kensington Palace announces that the Duchess of Cambridge is now in labor

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) talk as they visit The Fire Station, an iconic building recently converted into a music and arts hub, in Sunderland, northeast England, on February 21, 2018.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunderland to learn about the city's arts scene and engineering talent. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andy COMMINS

Prince William, Kate expecting 3rd child

Sep 04, 2017 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED Kate has not yet reached the 12 week stage when women normally make the news public but made the announcement after being unable to attend an event in London on Monday afternoon

ROYAL FAMILY. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Christmas photo of the royal family released

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:47 PM

This is the royal family s first Christmas as a family of 4

MERRY CHRISTMAS. The royal family releases a family photo, greeting everyone a merry Christmas. Screengrab from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

Hot demand for dress worn by baby Princess Charlotte

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:42 AM

The Spanish brand behind Princess Charlotte s dress in her most recent photos now has a lengthy waiting list

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. The baby princess' dress, which is by a Spanish brand, is sold out after her photos are released. Screengrab from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

Duterte to critics, jumping ship, Kobe retires | 6PM wRap

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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LOOK: New photos of baby Princess Charlotte released

Nov 29, 2015 - 10:22 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share new photos of the 6 month old princess

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. Kensington Palace releases new photos of the baby princess. Screengrab from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

Roxas Poe in 2016, PH and China relations, royal babies | 12PM wRap

Jun 09, 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Pacquiao to undergo surgery, SWS survey, Royal baby's name | The wRap

May 05, 2015 - 7:42 PM

Pacquiao will undergo surgery for his shoulder A survey shows 51 of Filipinos think they’re poor Britain’s royal baby has a name

Britain welcomes naming of baby Princess Charlotte

May 04, 2015 - 10:31 PM

The name is revealed via the Kensington Palace Twitter account

HELLO, BABY PRINCESS! Prince William and Kate Middleton emerge from St Mary's hospital, with the newborn princess in Kate's arms. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Pacquiao sabotage, Usman dead, royal baby name | The wRap

May 04, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Pacquiao says he was not allowed to get painkillers for an injury Terrorist Usman wasn’t killed by a government bullet What’s the most popular name for the new royal baby?

Int'l celebs congratulate Prince William, Kate on new baby

May 03, 2015 - 1:10 AM

Ellen DeGeneres David Beckham and Josh Groban are among those who sent messages to the royal couple

New royal baby first to benefit from new succession laws

May 02, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The princess is fourth in line to the throne after Queen Elizabeth II s eldest son Prince Charles Charles s eldest son Prince William and her older brother Prince George

NEW ROYAL BABY. A supporter holds up a sign reading "its a girl" after the birth of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's second child, a daughter, is announced outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015. Leon Neal/AFP

#RoyalBaby: Prince William, Kate welcome baby girl

May 02, 2015 - 6:10 PM

UPDATED The baby girl is now the fourth in line to the British throne after Queen Elizabeth II s eldest son Prince Charles his eldest son William and George the new arrival s big brother

BABY WATCH. A royal fan holds a figurine of the Duchess of Cambridge outisde the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in north London, Britain, April 21, 2015. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Appeal for Mary Jane, Lacson eyes presidency, Oscar dela Hoya | The wRap

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Philippines files a ‘stronger’ appeal for Mary Jane Former Senator Ping Lacson considers running for president Oscar dela Hoya blasts referee in superfight

Prince William goes on leave ahead of birth

Apr 22, 2015 - 12:08 PM

His next round of training begins June 1 according to a spokesman for Kensington Palace

PRINCE WILLIAM. He takes a leave ahead of the birth of his second child with wife and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton

Press set to cover Britain's royal baby from a distance

Apr 21, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Prince William and wife Kate have fought hard for the right to bring up their family in private despite being one of the most famous couples in the world

British royal baby's first A to Z

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:18 PM

A for announcement B for brother C for christening and more

Aquino on Espina, Binay vs Poe, ‘royal baby’ | The wRap

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The president confirms Espina did resign Binay’s camp claims it’s not worried about Grace Poe The countdown for the ‘royal baby’ begins

'Royal baby' countdown begins

Apr 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

While Kate s due date has not been made public parking in the area has been suspended until April 30 for a special event giving a clue to the likely timing

THE ROYAL COUPLE. Preparations are underway for the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton's second baby. Photo by Dan Himbrechts/EPA

Princess Charlene expecting heir to Monaco throne

May 31, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Rumors that the eagerly awaited announcement that she was pregnant could be imminent had swirled around the tiny principality on the French Riviera for several days

File photo of the Monaco royal couple Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attending the Army Parade during the Monaco National Day, in Monte Carlo. Photo by Sebastien Nogier/ EPA

William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Apr 13, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Prince William suggests during a walkabout in the North Island town of Cambridge there may soon be another royal baby to share the spotlight

ARRIVAL.Britain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine (front L), carrying baby Prince George, arrive at the international airport in Wellington on April 7, 2014. Mark Tantrum/AFP

2013: When Filipinos dazzled the world

Dec 25, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Let s look back at 2013 s biggest Life and Style stories

Royal baby's birth officially registered

Aug 02, 2013 - 9:57 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Prince George reads a statement issued by Kensington Palace

Baby makes 3: Peek into royal family life

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:29 AM

What kind of childhood awaits Britain s newest prince?

INSIDE THE PALACE. How's life for the new prince so far? Photo by EPA/Rick Findler

Photo wRap: #SONA2013, #RoyalBaby, Lebron

Jul 28, 2013 - 10:30 AM

In case you ve been hiding under the rock the past couple of days you need not wonder what you ve missed Here s a list of what happened in photos

Prince Harry promises to be a fun uncle

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Prince George of Cambridge can expect fun times with his uncle

UNCLE HARRY. Prince Harry promises to be a fun uncle to Prince George of Cambridge. Photo from Prince Harry Facebook page

Meet Prince George's baby croc

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:37 PM

When the crocodile turns 18 George would be encouraged to see whether or not he might be able to take him back home to his country

MEET GEORGE. Prince George's croc hatched on December 3, 2012, the day the prince's conception was announced. Photo from the George the Royal Crocodile Facebook page

Royal baby named George Alexander Louis – Palace

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:12 AM

UPDATED The naming was relatively quick by royal standards Charles and his first wife Diana took a week to announce William s name in 1982

FUTURE KING. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce the name of their son a day after he was born, sooner than the press expected. Photo by EPA/John Stillwell

Mystics say #RoyalBaby will be 'elected'

Jul 24, 2013 - 3:19 PM

Being a king or prince will not matter to him

AUSPICIOUS BIRTHDATE. The #RoyalBaby was born on a full moon Indian festival known as Guru Purnima

William and Kate take home royal baby

Jul 24, 2013 - 2:22 AM

Couple says they are still working on a name calls it a special time

BEAMING. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are all smiles as they introduce the royal baby to the world. Photo by EPA/Rick Findler

Kate's parents visit royal baby

Jul 24, 2013 - 1:24 AM

The parents of Prince William s wife Kate visited her in the hospital becoming the first family members to see the couple s new baby as the rest of the world awaited a glimpse of the future British king

Duchess Kate and baby boy 'doing well'

Jul 23, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Mother son and father are all doing well according to a Palace statement

TREMENDOUS CARE. William, Kate and baby are all doing well, according to a Kensington Palace statement

#RoyalBaby mania on social media

Jul 23, 2013 - 6:00 PM

A mix of joy humor and annoyance on the Royal Baby s birth

CLOSE WATCH. All eyes are on the #RoyalBaby

George, James: Top bets for #RoyalBaby name

Jul 23, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Firms are already taking wagers on baby number two

ROYAL BABY BETS. The bets are on for every aspect of the royal baby's life

Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

Jul 22, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Certain traditions are expected following the birth of a new royal heir

Britain's royal baby: 10 strange facts

Jul 21, 2013 - 6:33 PM

The journalists camped outside Kate s hospital are almost crying with boredom after a three week wait but it was a different story when William was born in 1982

Silliness reigns as world awaits #RoyalBaby

Jul 21, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Rumors that Kate may have gone into labor cause regular flurries of excitement on Twitter

A VERY LONG WAIT. Creative social media fans have come up with ways to keep boredom away while waiting for the royal birth. Screen shot from

Wrong hospital? Media paranoia in British royal baby wait

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:33 PM

Journalists waiting for the royal baby get paranoid that Catherine might give birth in another hospital

WRONG PLACE? Journalists waiting for the royal baby get paranoid that Catherine might give birth in another hospital. AFP/Ben Stansall

Royal gifts for the #RoyalBaby

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:49 PM

An 18 karat white gold bracelet knitted kangaroo and a vegan hamper are just some of the gifts for the royal tot

ROYAL GIFTS. People all over the world are celebrating the royal baby's imminent arrival in their own ways

No Minister beside Kate during birth

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:38 AM

A lawmaker mischievously asks the question at a committee hearing

ANY DAY NOW. Duchess Kate (left) will give birth to the royal heir this July

Live Blog: Rappler's #RoyalBaby watch

Jul 16, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Rappler s live coverage of the birth of the royal heir

WHEN WILL HE OR SHE BE BORN? Only time will tell...soon. Illustration by Mich Garcia