Royal births. The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby in July 2013. Will and Guy have the following thoughts on the new royal birth.
- 1 Looking Forward to a New Royal Baby
- 2 Royal Succession of the New Royal Baby
- 3 Interesting Facts About Royal Births
- 4 Wales, the Name of William's Royal House
- 5 A Question Of Marriage Guidance
- 6 Five Funny Wedding Shorts
- 7 William and Kate British Royal Wedding Photo
- 8 Will and Guy's Twenty Fun British Royal Wedding Trivia
- 9 St Andrews University Has Created a Scholarship in the Couple's Honour
- 10 See more funny wedding jokes and speeches
Looking Forward to a New Royal Baby
- Royal Succession of the New Royal Baby
- Interesting Facts About Royal Births
- Wales, the Name of William's Royal House
- British Royal Wedding Jokes
Price Philip and Prince Charles' Birth Prince Phillip was playing squash when Charles was born.The Royal birth will be celebrated with a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The basic royal salute is 21 rounds, but because it will be conducted in Green Park, a royal park, an extra 20 rounds are fired. At the Tower of London, 62 rounds will be fired - the basic 21, 20 because the Tower is a Royal Palace and 21 for the "City of London". Union jacks will also be flown from all Government buildings, Royal Naval ships, and defence establishments. The birth will take place in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London, England. This might seem obvious but Prince William was actually the first would be king to have a hospital birth. It is not yet known where the royal baby will be christened. (Prince William - like his father the Prince of Wales - was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace). The robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was made for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter. It has subsequently been used for several generations of Royal christenings. The current Queen wore it, her children all wore it and so have all but one of her grandchildren - including Princes William and Harry.
Five Funny Wedding Shorts
- Philip: I'm a man of few words. Charles: I'm married, too.
- The five essential words for a good marriage: 'I apologize' and 'You are right.'
- A wedding ring may not be as tight as a tourniquet, but it does an equally good job of stopping circulation.
- If your wife wants to learn how to drive, don't stand in her way.
- My opinions are my wife's, and she says I'm lucky to have them.
- The wife of the British king automatically becomes the queen. That means Kate [Catherine] Middleton will one day become England's sixth Queen Catherine.
- Other British Queen Catherine's being: Catherine of Valois, Catherine of Aragon, Katherine Howard, Katherine Parr and Catherine of Braganza.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29th, 2011, which has been declared a bank holiday [national holiday in the UK] in celebration.
- It's also been the site of countless other ceremonies ; including the weddings of his grandparents, then future Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and his great-grandparents, the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
- The couple, both aged 28, met, as students, at St Andrews University, Fife, Scotland.
- William has given Kate his mother Diana's 18-carat engagement ring, which is a sapphire surrounded by diamonds. (picture right)
- William has chosen to marry a "commoner"; there's no rule that says the king has to marry a fellow royal.
- The King of England may marry a commoner, but not a Catholic. That's specified under the 1701 Act of Settlement.
- The late Princess Diana. (below right)
- The best man is to be Prince Harry, William's younger brother.
- Westminster Abbey has long been used for Royal Weddings and Royal Coronations and Funerals since William the Conqueror won the throne in 1066. It's also the final resting place of 17 monarchs. [The funeral for William's mother, Princess Diana, was held there in 1997.]
- The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the UK.
- Sir David Manning, the former British ambassador to the USA, will give the future Royal bride "advice and mentoring" on a range of subjects including state matters and foreign affairs.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton will go on a nine-day tour of Canada for their first official overseas tour after their wedding.
- Prince William has received his first honorary Army appointment - becoming Colonel of the Irish Guards.
- The second-in-line to the throne already holds honorary ranks in the RAF [Royal Air Force] and Royal Navy.
- A royal bride takes her husband's rank upon marriage, so Miss Middleton will become an HRH: Her Royal Highness.
- A comic book telling the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton's romance is due to be published in April, joining a host of other books and memorabilia flooding the market ahead of the April 29 royal wedding.
- The first televised royal wedding was on May 6th , 1960, when Princess Margaret, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, said "I do" to Antony Armstrong-Jones. An estimated 20 million viewers tuned in.
- King Henry VIII married six times, and four of his brides were commoners. Two of them were beheaded (Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard), one died of complications from childbirth (Jane Seymour) and the last (Catherine Parr) survived him, and went on to marry again.