Royal Roundup: New Zealand to Celebrate Royal Birth with Nationwide Festival of Lights
Twenty New Zealand landmarks will be illuminated in honor of the royal child and British heir after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth. The sky will glow pink or blue, depending on the sex of the child, discusses E! Online. Many well-known memorials, monuments, and buildings such as Auckland’s Sky Tower and Hamilton’s Victoria Bridge will participate in the event. The display will take place the day after the royal child is born, at dusk.
- While many fashion magazines have taken an extensive look at the Duchess’ maternity style, People instead takes a look at the history of the royal family’s maternity wear, beginning with Princess Charlotte in 1817.
- Prince Charles visited Wales recently, sharing tea and cakes with a group of ladies who first gathered in 1969 to celebrate the Prince’s investiture. Wales Online reports that Prince Charles is looking forward to bonding with his grandchild, spending time spoiling the baby, and encouraging him or her.
- BBC offers 30 tips for first-time parents as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await their first-born child and heir to the British throne.
- Buzzfeed has a handy info graphic of the line of the British Royal Succession for those of us who might benefit from a visual representation of the sometimes confusing royal family tree.
- Zara Phillips’ baby will be 16th in line for the throne when she gives birth in the new year.
- While it is not apparent as to whether or not the Duke and Duchess will employ a nanny for their child, the royal family has kept nannies for generations. Hello! Magazine looks at the different nannies the royal children have had over the years.
- Prince Andrew has joined Twitter, and is the first member of the royal family to have an individual account. The BBC mentions that the Prince was “…the first member of the British Royal Family to tweet on the British Monarchy (account)…” Perhaps we can hope for a scoop of news of the royal birth through the Prince, who will be the child’s grand-uncle.