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Day 2 (ish) of the young Princes life and he makes his first public appearance. With substantially more dignity than I imagine I would have presented the world aged 24 hours. Day 3 – We get a name! HRH George Alexander Louis Windsor the Prince of Cambridge.
When he grows up and ends up going there for University, thats going to sound even cooler than it does already.
Prince George of Cambridge came into this world loudly. Yes, 42 guns heralded in the birth of the third in the line to the throne to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations. It was loud and pretty awesome.
The guns are actual World War 1 originals operated by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery. Named such when King George VI (the young Prince’s great-great-grand-father) decided in 1947 that, following the mechanisation of the last batteries of horse-drawn artillery, a troop of horse artillery should be kept to take part in the great ceremonies of state.
On this occasion 71 horses pulling 6 First World War-era 13-pounder cannons fired a 41 gun salute which enthralled the crowds no end.
Also, the band played ‘popular tunes’ such as the Indiana Jones Theme, Star Wars Imperial March, and a few other greats to get the crowd in the mood.
Check out the shots below.
Today I was down at St Marys Hospital Lindo Ward , along with nearly 1,000 other members of the worlds press, covering the exciting new birth of British Monarch. It was a great day for patience and friendly banter.
The Police did a brilliant and fair job. The BBC and other news outlets were respectful. We all waited very patiently for a very long time and were happy to learn that the Prince was born at 4:24pm .
He is 8lb 6oz and everyone involved is happy and healthy. His name? Best bets so far is for a George first name.
It also happened to coincide with the hottest day of the year, and the hottest day for over 7 years. The temperature was 33c / 90f and it definitely felt more like 40c within the media herd. That said there was a strong sense of comradery and patient expectation.
Time For The Photography and I wish Kate and William and their new baby boy all the best in the day, weeks, months, and years to come.
Its an exciting time for Britain!
Here are some behind the scenes photos from today.
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