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Old 23.07.2013, 17:07
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Yes, well, we already know that he's put David forward as a possible name. Just shows he doesn't know how unsuitable that name would be - Edward VIII was known as David before he took the throne so I can't see the Queen approving that as a first name.
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Old 23.07.2013, 17:14
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Frances was in the running for a girl's name after Diana's mother. So, maybe Francis for a boy? The American tongue-in-cheek news sites think they should just stick with Royal Baby.
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Old 23.07.2013, 20:14
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The American tongue-in-cheek news sites think they should just stick with Royal Baby.

Baby Prince

as shown on the family tree
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23272491
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Old 23.07.2013, 20:24
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Just watched live coverage of William, Catherine and new baby leaving the hospital. Wonderful!
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Old 23.07.2013, 20:26
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Just watched live coverage of William, Catherine and new baby leaving the hospital. Wonderful!
Me too!! And yet it was. There was a bit of a commotion in the background at one stage ... but that was soon sorted out and the atmosphere there looked incredible!
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Old 23.07.2013, 20:52
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Here it is...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23425814
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Old 23.07.2013, 21:05
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Just watched live coverage of William, Catherine and new baby leaving the hospital. Wonderful!
I was outside having a beer and my wife told me they were leaving the hospital. My resolve broke and I watched it on TV. Great to see them looking so at ease and Kate looked marvelous. Baby has big hands and already seems to be giving the royal wave Nice to see William drive off like a normal couple rather than having a driver take them.
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Old 23.07.2013, 22:03
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

I'm lapping it up

world newspapers

as is the rest of the world, (they definitely benefit britain directly and indirectly)

here are best of twitter.

twitter best of
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Here he is:

http://news.sky.com/story/1119531/ro...s-young-prince

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Old 23.07.2013, 22:16
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I was saying that I had never seen any data proving that people would stop coming to the UK if there was no current monarchy.

That was about an hour ago

I still haven't.
Maybe no-one wants to fund a data study to state the bleeding obvious
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Old 23.07.2013, 22:46
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Kate looked marvellous considering she had given birth just yesterday. William looked quite tired I thought! Well done Kate - here's to girl-power!
Baby Cambridge looked gorgeous!
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Ok, so in Switzerland, would she have been released from the hospital after one night's stay? Of course she's going home to lots of help, i imagine, but it's pretty fast turnaround, isn't it? Still, they look happy.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

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Ok, so in Switzerland, would she have been released from the hospital after one night's stay? Of course she's going home to lots of help, i imagine, but it's pretty fast turnaround, isn't it? Still, they look happy.
That's along the line of what I was thinking too! One night in the hospital with baby? Wow!

IS it usual for UK, or is it special, because they'll have some sort of nurse / midwife type help at home?
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

some names here -Alain , Andre, Linol , Louis , Gaston
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Old 24.07.2013, 00:22
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some names here -Alain , Andre, Linol , Louis , Gaston
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Salmanassar, Assurnassirpal, Gamal, Abdelaziz, Ahmed, Sarkis
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That's along the line of what I was thinking too! One night in the hospital with baby? Wow!

IS it usual for UK, or is it special, because they'll have some sort of nurse / midwife type help at home?
No not usual for "normal" citizens. The norm is at least three to four days but I guess if you have private nurses it's different.

She looked amazing though and will have the best care in the world regardless if she is home or in the hospital.

If you consider the security aspect and privacy, it's no surprise that she has left so quickly. In fairness, it's actually kind to do so when considering the other new mums.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

No, that is normal turnaround in UK maternity units whether you have help at home or not. My sister is a midwife in an NHS hospital; she was gob smacked when I told her how long I was in hospital for.

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No, that is normal turnaround in UK maternity units whether you have help at home or not. My sister is a midwife in an NHS hospital; she was gob smacked when I told her how long I was in hospital for.
Seriously? When my friend had her baby six weeks ago, they told her she could only go home once she had done a number 2 ( no episiotomy) and baby had put on a certain amount of weight to indicate feeding was successful....
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Seriously, one night is normal. A c-section will get you 3 days maximum. My sister gets frustrated as they can't do much in the way of breast feeding support etc.

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Seriously? When my friend had her baby six weeks ago, they told her she could only go home once she had done a number 2 ( no episiotomy) and baby had put on a certain amount of weight to indicate feeding was successful....
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Seriously, one night is normal. A c-section will get you 3 days maximum. My sister gets frustrated as they can't do much in the way of breast feeding support etc.
Yes it is true, different to say 20 years ago.

Many other operations are what they call Day Operations, you go home same day no overnight. I had a neighbour in London who had Op at Guy's in London. He was told he could pay for local hotel, but it had no Doctors. We picked him up and had to sign for him. He would have paid for hotel if it had Doctor on call, but went home, as his local Doctor just across the road from him.

I know someone who had Lazer eye Op and they did not ask if he had anyone to take him home, he had problems and had to ask stranger what the bus number was as could not see well his other eye.

In the case of HRH they would have been keen to leave, because of the disruption it caused to the hospital.

The picture that always fascinates me are all the Press/photographers at such occasion.
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