May 7, 2016 |
At Temple University Hospital on Thursday morning, Naomi Stevens, all 6 pounds, 9 ounces of her, was resting up for the big day ahead. Born two days before, Naomi was going home that day with her mom, Aracely Castro, 22, to West Philadelphia to be introduced to her brother and sister. "They were always kissing my belly," her mother said softly. "They didn't meet her before. " Along with mother and baby would come a special welcome gift from the hospital - one that will be given to all babies born at Temple in the next year.
June 7, 2015 |
Queen makes a knight of princely grandson We don't know the rules, exactly, but it appears that being a prince doesn't automatically make one a knight, which is this whole other thing that only, like, a king or queen can make you. That's why Prince Harry found himself being knighted by his granny, Queen Elizabeth II , who dubbed him Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private thing at Buckingham Palace. It recognizes Harry's decade as a real, honest-to-goodness soldier in the armed forces, with two tours in Afghanistan.
May 5, 2015 |
William's father and stepmother, Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall , went to Kensington Palace yesterday to see the baby, joining Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton , and her sister Pippa . Prince Harry , who is in Australia, said about his new niece: "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her. " The royal couple are expected to spend several days at their London home before traveling to their country digs on the queen's sprawling Sandringham estate, 120 miles north of London.
March 12, 2015 |
LOTS OF health-focused juicers and smoothie machines were frothing up kale, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, mint and lemon-juice concoctions at the International Housewares Show, which ended yesterday in Chicago. But only one offered a royal chat and photo op with the most regal of weight-obsessed celebrities - Sarah Ferguson - the former spouse (till 1996) of Britain's Prince Andrew and still/forever the Duchess of York. "I didn't believe it till I tried it," Fergie whispered in this ear about the Fusion Xcelerator, a $99 liquefier, pulverizer and micro-emulsification system she's now touting in infomercials and on her poshly designed website - duchessdiscoveries.com.
September 10, 2014 |
CALM DOWN, folks. Just calm down. Temporary Tattle is about to re-report a royal announcement, and she knows how touchy some readers are about the monarchy. So, it is with the utmost respect to the crown (God Save the Queen!) that I type news you knew already: Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (please note the perfect usage of title) have announced they're expecting a second child. The Duchess, whose first name I dare not shorten, lest I offend, is believed to be fewer than three months along.
April 25, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - An elephant lunching on bread playing Monopoly with the mayor? It makes perfect sense in the seaside city that inspired the board game, where officials and business owners are seeking to put some sizzle back into the Shore gambling resort. A four-ton Asian elephant named Duchess, part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which opens Thursday at Boardwalk Hall for shows through Sunday, was paraded up Georgia Avenue in Atlantic City from the cavernous auditorium to a parking lot, where a relatively small game-board replica and a crowd of children and adults waited Wednesday afternoon.
July 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK - As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under her pretty polka-dot dress. "I love that she came out and there was a mommy tummy. It was there! We all saw it!" said Lyss Stern of New York City. Stern, whose company, Divamoms.com organizes events and product launches, added that Kate was sending "the right message," in stark contrast to Hollywood celebrities who are shown "three weeks after childbirth with a flat stomach and G-string bikini.
July 24, 2013 |
LONDON - Champagne bottles popped and shouts of "Hip! Hip! Hooray!" erupted at Buckingham Palace yesterday as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and wife Kate's first child, a boy who is now third in line to the British throne. Hundreds of Britons and tourists broke into song and dance outside the palace as officials announced that the future king was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at central London's St. Mary's Hospital - the same place where William and his brother Harry were born three decades ago. The imminent arrival of the royal baby was the subject of endless speculation on social media and was covered for days on live television around the world, but in the end the royal family managed to keep it a remarkably private affair.
July 24, 2013 |
In the end it was, as always, a woman and her child, and the effort to deliver. But, for the circus/playground/peanut gallery of the social media, the labor of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was an orgy of fact-mongering, speculation, and hijinks of all sorts. And social media used the occasion to play host to a huge, silly world party. Lightning-fast Twitter was a fine place to follow the timeline of events, starting from the announcement about 2 a.m. (Philly time) from Peter Hunt of the BBC that "the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has gone to give birth at the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London.