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The One Baby Naming Rule Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Must Follow

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s baby has barely been incubated for a full trimester when bookies all over the world started accepting wagers on which name will be picked.

Unlike those who have children closer in line of succession to the British Throne like Duchesess Catherine and Prince William,  the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have more flexibility  to go with a less traditional name.

For example,  Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, called their kids Beatrice and Eugenie, more unique selections of names.

“The further down the line of succession, the more likely you are to have a more unique or nontraditional name,” Carolyn Harris, author of Raising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting, told Vogue Australia. “We see, from the diversity of names among the Queen’s descendants, that the Queen does seem willing to allow the descendants to choose their own names.”

The only real reaquirement is that they share the name with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family first so they can check if the name is suitable.

Despite the ease on pressure, it looks like bookies are placing bets on traditional names like Victoria, Arthur, Albert and Diana which are hot favorites, as are the names of Harry’s grandparents, Elizabeth and Philip, according to News Australia.

It seems likely that Meghan and Harry will stick to the usual suspects as well. What do you think? Let’s talk about it online!

 

This is One Of Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s Fave Children’s Book

Are you looking for a good children’s book suggestion? Consider a fave of Prince George and his little sis Princess Charlotte!

Their dad Prince William told children’s book author Julia Donaldson and illustrator  Axel Scheffler that their book The Gruffalo is a “big hit” with his two eldest kids.

After meeting Donaldson and Scheffler at London’s new Tusk Rhino Trail, a series of 21 rhino-themed art installations around the city that “[draw] attention to the critical threat facing rhino populations across Africa due to a global poaching crisis”, William retorted of the book creators, “It’s a big hit in our household.”

The classic British children’s book that was first published in 1999 tells the story of a mouse who takes a stroll in the enchanted forest and comes across several creatures that want to eat him. Along the way, the mouse meets a hybrid of a bear and buffalo.

I’m going to get it for my Goddaughter!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Married!

Today, Suits actress Meghan Markle and her fiancé married at the St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The bride looked elegant and radiant in a simple but classic long sleeve satin gown by Givenchy with a cathedral train. She also wore a heirloom tiara, little make up and tiny silver  studded earrings with hair hair simple. Nothing ornate or over-the-top.

The ceremony infused her African American culture with British traditon. The Kingdom Choir, a predominantly black Christian gospel choir from South London performed a marvelous rendition of the Ben E. King R&B song “Stand By Me” during the ceremony and the Gospel version of “Amen” during the recession, and ended it with “This Little Light Of Mine” which is commonly sung in black churches.

An American Episcopalian clergy, Bishop Michael Curry, gave a spirited and passionate 20-minute love-themed sermon that invoked quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and scripture.

It has been the talk of the Internet because of how different it is from the usual stoic sermons heard at formal Royal religious ceremonies.

A 19-year old cellist with Sierra Leonean and Caribbean heritage from a large musical family, Sheku Kanneh-Mason beautifully performed a number of selection.

It was a preeminent event witnessed by thousands who lined the streets along the route to the chapel and the millions watching on Tv and screens across the globe.

Along with Markle’s brand new sister in law Pippa Middleton who is expecting her first child, also in attendance were new moms, Pippa’s sister Kate Middleton, Amal Clooney and Serena Williams with their respective spouses Best Man Prince William, George Clooney and Alexis Ohanian.

Vet Mom designer, tastemaker and Spice Girl alum Victoria Beckham and her hubby David Beckham were there too looking debonair and dapper. Oh Lady Oprah Winfrey attended along with the usual band of royals and British celebs!

Congrats!

 

Here are a few pics from the Getty Pool photographer:

 

We Now Know the Name of Kate Middleton and Prince Williams’ Third Child

You best believe it wasn’t going to be some obscure Hollywood name like True, Dream, Saint, North, Stormi, Chicago or Reign, Blue or Sir.

The British Royals newest arrival has a name.

As E! Reports:

You may call His Royal Highness…

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” Kensington Palace announced Friday. “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”

Just days after welcoming their third child into the world on Monday, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton revealed their little boy’s special moniker.

As for the baby’s official title, according to royal historian Marlene Koenig who spoke to Town & Country, the little one will be called His Royal Highness Prince Louis of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. However, like his siblings and famous parents, little Louis will go by His Royal Highness Prince Louise of Cambridge.

Either way, that’s quite a moniker to learn how to write on a name tag at school!

The tot joins big brother Prince George, 4, and older sister Princess Charlotte, 2. George’s full name is George Alexander Louis, sharing George with Queen Elizabeth II‘s father, King George VI, and Louis with his father, whose full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.

Meanwhile, Charlotte’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The choice of Charlotte was believed to be a nod to William’s father Prince Charles and is also the middle name of Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton and her grandmother Carole Middleton. Naturally, Elizabeth is a reference to William’s grandmother and England’s monarch as well as mom Kate’s middle name. Diana, of course, is a tribute to Prince William’s late mother.

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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to A Baby Boy After a Short Labor

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) and Prince William welcomed their third child, a son today.

Kensington Palace confirmed the baby was born in the early hours of the morning,

The news came not long after it announced that the Duchess had gone into early labor.

She labored for about 7 hours which is relatively short but not atypical because she labored for 12 hours with Princess Charlotte and only 3 or so with Prince George.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

The baby, who was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same place his big brother Prince George of Cambridge, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 2, were born.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the new,” Kensington Palace further announced.

The baby automatically becomes fifth in line to the British throne, behind his granddad Prince Charles, father William and Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.

The baby leapfrogs his uncle Prince Harry in the succession.

The child’s name is set to be announced soon.

The baby birth’s comes just a few weeks ahead of Princess Charlotte’s third birthday, which is on May 2, and a few months ahead of Prince George’s fifth birthday, which is on July 22.

Kate Middleton Does Her Own Grocery Shopping Just Like Us

Kate Middleton is just like us!

The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting her third child with husband Prince William in the coming weeks, was spotted casually grocery shopping in a Waitrose supermarket in the small town of Swaffham, England, earlier this week.

The pregnant Duchess looked chic in a blush coat, black pants, a white shirt and black booties. Her hair was down and she wore minimal makeup while on her regular outing. Kate was accompanied by her metropolitan police protection officer, who stood aside and watched as she pushed her own cart and loaded reusable shopping bags into her SUV.

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Kate Middleton Bumps It Up with Meghan Markle at Commonwealth Service

Third-time mom-to-be Duchess Catherine of Cambridge and her husband Prince William were joined by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and the other royals at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey this week.

The former Kate Middleton recycled a coat she has worn before, a navy wool Beulah Chiara London coat with a matching Jimmy Choo clutch and Malory’ pumps by Rupert Sanderson.

In her third trimester, Kate’s bump was visible through her coat as she and the royal pair greeted children at the event.

Interestingly enough, whoever styles Kate must also style Former actress Markle because she too was outfitted in an A-line coat with clean lines and in a primary color, well off white but you know, classic solids.

Both women wore wool hats that matched their coats. All of the other royals wore variations of navy and white so I think it was planned.

It is a classic and conservative aesthetic that is unique to Kate’s style.

If you look at how Kate dressed compared to as a married duchess, you can see the evolution and change.

I like their look but if it is too similar, it will give off a Stepford Wives vibe to me.

Photos: Star Tracx

Celebrity Christmas Cards of 2017

Tis the season for sharing Christmas and Holiday Cards!

Quite a few celebrities have shared their family photos in recent days. I see a trend with the movie poster and fun ones including Eniko and Kevin Hart and family, R&B singer RL and Dorinda

 

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott and Family

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and Fam

Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley and her daughter Hannah

Duchess Kate and Prince William and Family

Ayesha and Steph Curry and Fam

Real Housewives of Beverly Hill‘s Kyle Richards and Family

The Wilkinson-Basketts

Melissa Joan Hart and family

 

Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and fam

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and fam

Real Housewives of New Jersey Melissa Gorga and family

A Dozen Of Our Faves On Elle’s Best Dressed Couple List

All of our faves were recognized among Elle magazine’s 33 Best Dressed Couple listing in a recent post.

I found a dozen of the celeb moms (and dads) featured on Bellyitch Blog on the list, including…

Amal and George Clooney

Beyonce and Jay Z

Current second time Mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend



Duchess Kate and Prince William

Ciara and Russell Wilson

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwayne Wade

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds



Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum

These Were the Top 14 Most Anticipated Celebrity Births of All Time

We can safely say that if and when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their first child, the occasion will be included in the short list of anticipated babies of all time which include the other Hollywood actress to welcome a child with a Prince.

1 Grace Kelly, a Hollywood legend, captivated the nation after she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become princess consort of Monaco, and the world watched closely as they started a family. On April 19, 1958,  presented her newborn son Albert to residents of the principality on April 19, 1958, from the balcony of the palace, along with their daughter Caroline.

2. Before then, over in the states comedienne Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz‘s son, Desi Jr, born on January 19, 1953, was most anticipated. That baby was the first to grace the cover of TV Guide in April 1953 with cover headline, “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby.”

3. Then came the big Camelot birth on November 25, 1960 of little John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, born just 6 weeks after his dad became president.

4. It will take a few more decades for there to be a baby to capture so much attention. This one was anticipated worldwide. Prince William, the first born child to Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales joined the world on June 21, 1982.

5. The next big Hollywood baby was Lourdes “Lola” Leon born Oct. 14, 1996 to mom Madonna and her then  boyfriend and personal trainer, Carlos Leon.

6. The year 2006 was big for the birth of two celebrity baby girls of two popular actors: The April 18, 2006 birth of Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; and

7. A month later, in May 27, 2006 of Shiloh Pitt, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

8.  Two years later came the first major celebrated twins: the son and daughter of singer Jennifer Lopez  and  Marc Anthony on  born Feb. 22, 2008, when Max and Emme came into the world.

9. Also that year, fans of Nicole Kidman were happy to see her end her openly discussed fertility quest with a baby when her first daughter, Sunday Rose, with husband Keith Urban was born  in July  2008.

10. Then there was the first baby girl after a couple of boys for Victoria Beckham and David Beckham who welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven on July 9, 2011.

11. A year later  came Queen Bey, Beyonce and Jay Z‘s, much anticipated arrival, Blue Ivy Carter born on January 7, 2012, after her mom had already experienced at least one miscarriage.

12.  Later that year,  another woman who openly talked about her struggles to get pregnant was Mariah Carey who, along with her then husband Nick Cannon greeted twins, Monroe and Moroccan, on April 30, 2012.

13. A year later, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their first child, daughter, North, on June 15, 2013.

14. The last big anticipated birth was Beyonce’s twins Suri and Rumi Carter on June 14, 2017.