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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:30 am    Post subject: Royal Baby Reply with quote

At the time of this thread going to air Kate Middleton ( Duchess Of Cambridge ) is at the early stage of labour. Royal Baby is on it's way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoopee..........................
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Royal Baby Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
At the time of this thread going to air Kate Middleton ( Duchess Of Cambridge ) is at the early stage of labour. Royal Baby is on it's way.


From The Times yesterday ...

Very Happy

Hope everthing goes smoothly....and quickly!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy after going into labour this morning.

The baby weighed 8lbs 6oz and was born at 4.24pm, the palace said.

The official notice of birth has left St Mary's Hospital and is making its way towards Buckingham Palace.

http://news.sky.com/story/1119013/royal-baby-its-a-boy-for-kate-and-william
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to the happy parents. Great news.

Er ... Mark, well done, you were about 40 minutes ahead of the official announcement which was at around 8.24pm. Did they tell you first? Smile.

Oh hang on, it's John clock confusing me Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely to hear he is safely here (must admit I shed a tear when it was announced Embarassed ) and all is well with both Mother and baby.


I look forward to seeing the little fella! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baby Cambridge has left Hospital. I'am pleased for the happy couple. I've had enough seeing the Lindo doors.

http://news.sky.com/story/1117995/royal-baby-boy-live-updates-on-new-prince
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A delightful moment and well worth waiting for.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree,Eileen.... Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I placed a small bet today on the baby being named James as his first name

Should buy me more than enough champers to 'wet the baby's head' if I get lucky Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it'll be George or Arthur.

They seem like a really lovely couple don't they.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with your bet,ruddles...Kate's brother's name is James,isn't it?

Last time I heard George is the favourite with James a close second....Wayne is the rank outsider.....King Wayne?...perhaps not Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone notice the baby's fingers giving a little wave? I thought it so cute Very Happy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
A delightful moment and well worth waiting for.


Just a pity we had to have the dire patronising waffle of a commentary filling the time before it, at least it was drowned out by the cheers of the crowd Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... but wasn't Simon McCoy great? I loved his comment which went something like: "We'll bring you the news as it happens even if there isn't any ... but that won't stop us!"

I do like his sense of humour.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the news at lunchtime it said that the Queen had visited the new baby at Kensington Palace and that she had stayed for 34 minutes...detail like that I can do without!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well - sadly my bet was unsuccessful but I think I can just about afford to lose a fiver

What a boring choice of names anyway - there have been two King Georges already in the last hundred years so why on earth go down that road yet again Rolling Eyes

We haven't had a King James for around 300 years and it would have been refreshing to see something a bit different - or as my son said how about a King Ruddles or a King Toggy - after all we've had an Emperor Rosko (although admittedly he had an American accent0 and a King Midas in Reverse Laughing - there again perhaps that might be a step too far Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember that they don't have to use their name when they become king, so Charles doesn't have to be king Charles, anyone else heard that ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if they can pluck one from the air on a whim,nod, (that might be reserved for Popes Wink ) but Queen Victoria was born Alexandrina Victoria and Edward the VII was born Albert (known as Bertie by his family and friends throughout his life) Edward so perhaps they can,if they wish, choose one of their other names when they are crowned.


I saw this article the other day,from 2005, regarding Prince Charles.

Prince Charles wants to be King George

Prince Charles has discussed rejecting the title King Charles III when he accedes to the throne because of its associations with Britain's bloody past, the Times newspaper says.

"There have been many conversations with the Prince about this. It is an assumption among us all that it will happen," one of two unnamed "trusted friends" is quoted today as saying.

The other was quoted as saying: "They (the royal family) will decide at the time, but he has talked about George."

Prince Charles - whose full name is Charles Philip Arthur George - is said to favour the title George VII when he takes over from his mother, the current Queen Elizabeth II.

George VI, who died in 1952, was the Queen's father who took over unexpectedly after his brother Edward VIII abdicated over his relationship with an American divorcee.

The Times said the move away from Charles stems from its associations with Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649 following the English Civil War at the start of Oliver Cromwell's short-lived republic.

The executed monarch's son, Charles II, spent 18 years in exile and returned to Britain in 1660 but was nicknamed "The Merry Monarch" because of his string of mistresses.

Charles is also associated with the Catholic Bonnie Prince Charlie, an enduring Scottish romantic figure, who claimed the throne in the 18th century.

A spokesman for Clarence House, Prince Charles's official London residence, was quoted as saying: "One of the questions that we have asked is what he (Charles) will be known as. The decision will be taken at the time."


http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/call-me-george/2005/12/24/1135353179292.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought they can pick a name they want. After all, wasn't Edward VIII's name David and George VI was Albert.

Trouble is when I hear His Royal Sprogness referred to as Prince George I keep having a mental image of Hugh Laurie
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it turns out they can just pick them when they become King, George was Edward etc . Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone see about OK magazine advising Kate on how to lose the "baby bump"She has just come out of Hospital for God's sake.Now i am no royalist but i did feel for Kate after that
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were discussing it on JV yesterday I believe. I didn't hear it but it sounded like they were suitably disgusted by the OK magazine headline.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - the disgust was quite rightly almost universal and the magazine has been forced into an apology

Interesting to see that the power of social media like Twitter can now in certain cases take on the mainstream press and put one over on them as I gather the Sun was planning to run something similar - no great surprise there Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
and the magazine has been forced into an apology


Yes...good to know enough people were disgusted with their attitute to her post pregnancy stomach (1day!!) that they let their feelings be known, forcing the apology.

I'm assuming OK is staffed mainly by women who you would have thought (some of them anyway) would not have been so ignorant on this subject.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK magazine is owned by the disgusting porn king Richard 'Dirty' Desmond so this is no surprise.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little George has a sister!

Love and congratulations to them all.x
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were right with the predictions! Lovely news and a quick birth!

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes well done to Kate and congratulations to them both

At least they timed it not to clash with the forthcoming events this Thursday Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Yes well done to Kate and congratulations to them both

At least they timed it not to clash with the forthcoming events this Thursday Smile


At least this labour has had a very positive result. I'm surprised that Ed Millibandwagon hasn't cottoned on to the virtues of labour
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've put a five pound bet on the new princess being called Victoria

Wish me luck Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely news and delightful shots of George going into the hospital with William and looking the image of his dad at the same age. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with the bet,ruddles...last I heard Alice is favourite.

It was lovely to see William give George a kiss as he carried him up the steps of the hospital. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were both wrong Becky Embarassed -still it's only for a bit of fun Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only ever been in a betting shop twice that I can recall,ruddles,both times to put a bet on The National.. .. Aldaniti was one of my bets..what a great story that was.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My late father, who liked riding, rode on Aldaniti a few times at the gallops at Findon on the South Downs prior to the 1981 Grand National!
Yes, it was a nice story, with Bob Champion who had just recovered from cancer.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I've only ever been in a betting shop twice that I can recall,ruddles,both times to put a bet on The National.. .. Aldaniti was one of my bets..what a great story that was.


Very few people visit betting shops these days Becky - most now bet online Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
My late father, who liked riding, rode on Aldaniti a few times at the gallops at Findon on the South Downs prior to the 1981 Grand National!
Yes, it was a nice story, with Bob Champion who had just recovered from cancer.

That's a nice little story, to be able to tell,Schiz. Smile
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becky sharp wrote:
I've only ever been in a betting shop twice that I can recall,ruddles,both times to put a bet on The National.. .. Aldaniti was one of my bets..what a great story that was.


Very few people visit betting shops these days Becky - most now bet online Smile

That just shows how much I know about betting shops,ruddles..I thought I heard,not that long ago, that there were too many betting shops on high streets?.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Becky You probably did hear that and it's certainly right - but I simply can't understand why any potential punter would even want to go anywhere near a betting shop in this internet age Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's baby number three for William and Kate!

I hope things go as well as they can for for Kate, seeing as she has the severe morning sickness she has had before.
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