Late last month the world welcomed a new addition to the Royal Family. This list of resources will keep you up to date with the baby news. There are also resources dedicated to revealing the traditional and not so traditional ways people have celebrated the birth of the Royal Baby, His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge, George Alexander Louis.
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Royal Baby News
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (find it on the ipl2)
This resource is dedicated to providing information about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Most recently the site is providing up-to-date information about the Royal Birth and information and photographs about past Royal Births.
William and Kate Name Their Baby George (find it on ipl2)
This resource provides up-to-date information about the Royal Baby, including the history behind the traditional royal name chosen for their son.
The Current Royal Family (find it on ipl2)
This resource delivers information about the history of the monarchy and todays Royal Family. In this section, links are available to background information on each member of the current Royal Family. There are also links leading to information about The Royal Family Name, the difference between a Royal House and a surname, and the order of succession.
The Role of Social Media
NEW! Royal Baby Buzz Takes Social Media by Storm
This source gives images of Twitter tweets from people all over the world. Some of the responses were congratulatory and some are humorous as well. One of the funniest images on this website includes a royal golden throne, but it is not what your think. Take a look at this image.
Covering the Royal Baby Story (find it on the ipl2)
This site discusses how the media in the United Kingdom conveyed fresh ideas to cover the important topic of the Royal Baby story. There is an accompanying 30-minute podcast that describes the factor in considering which news angle was relevant for this news story of a royal heir.
NEW! News of Birth of Royal Baby Born in Social Media Age Announced on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google Plus
This resource discusses the process of the royal baby’s birth announcement along with the social media sources that were used to convey this news. Social Media examples used in this article included Twitter, Clarence House Google Plus (under the Prince of Wales), and the Monarchy’s Instagram site.
NEW! Britain’s Royal Baby Arrives
The resource link above is a video of all of the activities regarding the birth of the first child to Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. The newborn boy, who is third in line to the heir of the English throne, was recently named Prince George Alexander Louis.
How the World Learns About a Royal Baby’s Birth (find it on the ipl2)
This resource describes how a Royal Baby’s birth is traditionally announced. This details the method of announcement prior to social media like Facebook and Twitter. However, today the Royal Baby gets to have a hash tag and time-honored-royal-traditions!
Traditions and Celebrations
BBC News, Royal Baby: Gun Salutes Mark Royal Birth at Tower of London (find it on the ipl2)
This video recourse shows the 41-gun salute, which marked the birth of the Royal Baby!
New! Commemorative China to Mark the Royal Birth
This site details how the birth of a royal isn’t just exciting. The birth of the Royal Prince will actually help to boost the economy! The Royal Collection Trust has released commemorative china to celebrate the birth of the Royal Baby. The proceeds from the sale of the items will go to preserve and upkeep the palace and art collections.
New! How Kate and Will Break with Tradition
This site details the ways in which Kate and Will have broken with tradition, when it comes to the Royal Baby. While the baby was welcomed into the world with the traditional 41-gun salute, this article gives several of examples of more modernized choices that Will and Kate have made when it comes to their little bundle of joy!
Royal Babies: Five Things You Didn’t Know (find it on the ipl2)
This resource outlines 5 little known facts about the traditions surrounding the births of royal babies. Some of these might surprise you! This article details facts about where royal babies have been born and who was in the delivery room. Read on to find out who the first monarch was to use anesthesia during childbirth, and why royal babies do not need a surname!