by Laura McCallen, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant
There are few things in the world that captivate an audience quite like an adorable baby. And when that baby is not only royal, but also the product of two parents as gorgeous as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, public interest is sent into overdrive. Two years after the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge, it’s still easy to recall the media storm that was ‘The Great Kate Wait’. News outlets staked out their spots outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in the early days of July and settled in for what would be weeks of waiting – didn’t they know you can’t rush the future King of England?
And when he finally arrived it wasn’t just the crowds outside the hospital that erupted in euphoric frenzy; it seemed like the entire human population shared in the joy of beautiful baby George. But how could they not? With the chubby cheeks that earned him his nickname (and the hashtag #Cheeks) and a mischievous grin that only seems to get cuter as he grows and becomes even more rambunctious he captured our hearts from day one and hasn’t let go. It’s no wonder that I, along with everyone else, can’t wait to meet Baby Cambridge #2!
Yet this time around the rules have changed. Instead of scores of cameramen and journalists sitting around on ladders and in makeshift ‘studios’ the media has been banned from the grounds of the hospital until such time as the palace confirms that Kate has been admitted (which leads me to suspect that there are dozens of media interns spending their days acting inconspicuous in coffee shops and retail outlets around Paddington. Probably with strict instructions to hightail it to the Lindo Wing as soon as it’s time and stake the company’s claim on prime real estate before anyone else…) But when that moment comes I’m looking forward to watching and reading all of the coverage. I love the details that trickle down (Will and Kate ordered a pizza from Italian restaurant chain Zizzi’s!) and it amazes me how the media can spin the smallest nugget of new information and discuss it for hours.
I know a lot of people are desperate for a new princess but I’ll be excited either way. A gorgeous girl (hopefully with her mom’s glossy locks…) would be delightful but so would a baby boy – sure to be a charmer just like his big brother. And I certainly hope this isn’t the last Baby Cambridge we see. It’s clear that both Will and Kate love babies so here’s to hoping there are many more!
In the meantime, satisfy your craving for royal baby excitement by getting your hands on the latest story from legendary Presents author Lynne Graham…featuring royal baby twins! Find out what happens in The Sheikh’s Secret Babies:
Twin royal heirs!
Prince Jaul of Marwan’s royal duty is to marry a suitable bride. But first he must divorce the woman who betrayed him. Locating his estranged wife? Easy. The intense passion still burning between them? Manageable. Discovering he has two royal heirs? Impossible!
Devastated when her handsome prince deserted her, Chrissie Whitaker’s beautiful twin babies were the only balm to her broken heart. Now Jaul will stop at nothing to claim his legitimate heirs, but can Chrissie forget their painful past and recognise him as her husband in every sense of the word?
And as we (im)patiently wait to meet the newest Baby Cambridge tell me: do you think it’ll be a boy or a girl? And what do you think Will and Kate will name it?