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Hail to the (future) king!
The world got its first glimpse of William and Kate‘s newborn baby boy Tuesday on the steps of St. Mary’s hospital in London. The day-old prince, swaddled in a blanket, already looked to be waving to the crowd.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not reveal the baby’s name – preferring to wait, much as William’s parents, Charles and Diana, did 31 years ago in delaying the revelation of his name for several days.
“We are still working on a name, so we will have that as soon as we can,” William told reporters gathered outside the hospital.
Stepping out of the hospital to cheers, Kate wore a bespoke cornflower blue crepe-de-chine dress by British designer, Jenny Packham, while her husband William wore a matching blue button-down shirt.
Pausing to answer questions from the crowd, William said of his new son, “He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure. He’s a big boy – he’s quite heavy.”
He added, when the question came up, “He has got her looks, thankfully.”
“It’s very emotional,” Kate said of the experience. “It’s a moment that any parent having just given birth will know what this feeling feels like.”
“It’s very special,” added William as he held their newborn, wrapped in an aden + anais muslin swaddle topped with a lightweight blanket.
The new father also said to the gathered press: “I will remind him of his tardiness when he’s a bit older because I know how long you have all been sat out here, so hopefully the hospital and all you guys can go back to normal now and we can look after him.”
As for the baby’s hair, “He has way more than me, thank God,” said his father.
Regarding the changing of the diaper: “He’s done his first nappy,” Kate said of the proud dad.
Royal sources confirm William practiced putting in the Britax Baby Safe car seat and driving away in the run-up to his smooth performance Tuesday.
In a statement from the Palace, the young couple continued to thank the hospital staff – just as they did earlier that day.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be discharged this evening from St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace. Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.”
– Tim Nudd with reporting by Phil Boucher
With a name like Duke and parents who love the Colorado Rockies, the 10-month-old son of Bill and Giuliana Rancic is clearly a mountain man in the making.
The reality television stars made sure Duke spent his first Fourth of July at 8,000 feet at the base of the famed ski slopes of Vail, Colo., but he wasn’t exactly roughing it. The couple checked into a posh apartment in the Ritz-Carlton Residences, using it as a base camp for a number of high-alpine adventures.
“We’re a very active couple, Bill and I; we love to be outside,” Giuliana tells PEOPLE. “We love the sun and being out in nature, so we want Duke to grow up hopefully with that love of nature and being outdoors as well.”
Plopping 25-pound Duke in a baby backpack, the Rancics hiked Berry Picker Trail to the top of Vail Mountain (at more than 11,000 feet), lunched on pulled pork sandwiches (Duke had a bottle) and rode the Eagle Bahn Gondola back down to the Bavarian-style ski village.
The Rancics also planned a Jeep ride 15 miles up to Piney Ranch, where Bill used to vacation in the summers when he was young, riding horses, hiking and exploring Piney Lake.
“I started skiing when I was four, so [Duke’s] going to be skiing at a really early age,” Bill says. “I’m all about exposing him [to outdoor sports] at an early age. You’ve got to teach him at an early age and then they don’t have any fear. That was the best thing my parents did for me. I was river rafting in Colorado, skiing – we did it all.”
In Vail, the family did some more sedate things, like taking in the ski town’s annual Fourth of July Parade and strolling and biking the area’s numerous trails. They didn’t, however, break any news about a sibling for Duke.
“We’ve always said that we’d love to have another [child] and we’d love them to be close in age, but it’s a major commitment and we want to make sure that our lives, our schedule will allow us to be able to give our kids 110 percent,” Giuliana explains.
That said, the couple do maintain a relationship with the local woman who carried their first child for them after infertility, a miscarriage and cancer diagnosis left them at a loss.
“We do try to see her whenever we come into town,” Bill says of the gestational carrier, who was traveling out of town herself this trip. “We come [here] quite often because Giuliana’s cancer doctor is in Denver and so we have to go for checkups on a regular basis.”
Giuliana and Bill premieres July 16 at 8 p.m. on Style.
– David O. Williams
Hollywood’s little tots club has a new member.
Vince Vaughn‘s wife Kyla Weber gave birth to the couple’s second child on Aug. 7, PEOPLE reports.
The baby boy, who weighed in at 8 lbs. 4 oz., has been named Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, after the 43-year-old actor’s father.
The funny man and Weber, who have been married since January 2010, are also proud parents to daughter Locklyn Kyla, 2.
“My wife’s Canadian, so I have the most polite child ever,” Vaughn said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in April, when he first announced Weber’s second pregnancy.
“Everything’s thank you, I’m like, wow, this is unbelievable. She’s an angel among angels.”
Vaughn’s next film The Delivery Man (coincidentally, a film about a sperm donor fathering many, many children), opens in theaters on Nov. 22.
It certainly is a “Beautiful Day” – Michael Bubl is a dad!
The singer, 37, and his wife Luisana Lopilato, 26, welcomed son Noah via emergency c-section at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Vancouver, Bubl announced via Instagram, sharing a photo of his family.
“Overjoyed and filled with gratitude at the arrival of our son,” the new dad writes.
After announcing he and the Argentine actress were expecting their first child, the dad-to-be couldn’t contain his excitement over pending parenthood.
“I had just found out [we were expecting]. It was the greatest day of my life, so I just said, ‘You know, I’m having a baby!'” Bubl shared when explaining why he first broke the baby news to Reese Witherspoon.
In March, the couple discovered they would welcome a son. “We have just come from the hospital and the sonogram was pretty clear – it’s a boy! We are thrilled,” Bubl said at the time.
Finding out the sex of their baby boy coincided with the selection of the new pope, who happened to be from Lopilato’s native country. “She said, ‘It’s a sign!’ But there is no way we are going to call him Frank, even if it did work well for Frank Sinatra,” the singer joked.
Although the couple debated about names, Bubl ‘s main priority is to always be present in his son’s life. “I just don’t want to look back and say, ‘God, I should have been there more,’ because I have a feeling that I’ll never look back and say, ‘Jeez, I should have worked more,'” he said.
Courtesy Bubl Family
– Anya Leon
Megyn Kelly has some breaking news of her own: her third child has arrived!
The America Live host, 42, and her husband Doug Brunt welcomed son Thatcher Bray on Tuesday, July 23, Fox News’ Shannon Bream announced on Friday.
Weighing 8 lbs., 2 oz, baby Thatcher joins siblings Yardley Evans, 2, and Edward Yates, 3 .
“He has brown hair and blue eyes, he is gorgeous,” Bream says. “Mom and Dad are thrilled and so is Thatcher’s big brother Yates and his big sister Yardley.”
According to Kelly, the family’s newest addition is “totally awesome.”
The mom-of-three announced the pregnancy on-air in February, joking she and Brunt had finally found the right Valentine’s Day present.
Fox News. Inset:The Washington Post/Getty
– Anya Leon
Ali Landry‘s baby bump was barely noticeable when PEOPLE caught up with the nearly-due TV personality in late June – but as she explains, she owes much of her slim and trim figure to her newly discovered exercise regimen.
“At this point, when you’re three weeks away and so uncomfortable, the last thing you want to do is put on spandex and go to a gym,” Landry, who is expecting her second son any day now, says.
“I just recently switched to water workouts. I don’t feel like I’m pregnant in the water.”
The best result of the tri-weekly workout that she calls “insane” is it has smoothed out her cellulite – something the brunette beauty admits affects her lower bottom area.
“[Getting rid of my cellulite] is something I work on even when I’m in really great shape,” Landry, 39, says. “But when you’re pregnant, there are more hormones and you get more cellulite.”
Adds Landry of her aquatic-induced slim-down: “I’m feeling really good. With my other pregnancies, at this point, I would stop working out because it’s too uncomfortable. I’m in shock. I can’t believe I haven’t done this workout before. It’s a big revelation for me. I think I’ll be able to workout quicker after the baby is born, but it’s no pressure whatsoever on your body.”
Despite a little cellulite, one issue the pregnant starlet has never dealt with is stretch marks. She says part of having none “whatsoever” is hereditary and the other is because she can’t get enough of Palmer’s cocoa butter formula.
“I’ve been using the products forever,” she explains, while at Hollywood’s Siren Studios, on the set of her shoot for the ad she’s filming for the line. “I’ve never been so moisturized in my entire life.”
Also on hand to shoot were Landry’s two little ones, Estela Ines, 6, who recently graduated from kindergarten, and 21-month-old Marcelo Alejandro.
“Estela will be great,” Landry predicts of her daughter’s little cameo. “Marcelo is a wildcard. I don’t know what he’s going to do. I’m a little anxious.”
As Landry and hubby, Alejandro Monteverde geared up for their third child, they had a tougher time coming up with a name.
“We wanted a worldy set of names, and that has been our challenge with this baby,” the former Miss USA explains. “We have to find a name that goes with Marcelo and Estela. I wanted a name that I really like that still had more of a European flair than a Spanish flair.”
And while she isn’t giving away the decided name just yet, she does tease that there may be some religious affiliation.
“We were in Rome for a trip – we got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope,” Landry says. “The other part of the name we came up with on our own. We’re excited. My daughter doesn’t love it. I love it, but she wanted other things. Sorry!”
– Dahvi Shira
It’s a girl for Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz!
Penelope gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, July 22nd in Madrid, Hello magazine reports.
This is second child for the Oscar winning couple – they already have a one son together, two year old Leonardo.
Penelope and Javier stepped out and attended a music festival this past weekend in Madrid, and it looked like Ms. Cruz was just about ready to pop.
Of course, their new little one will have to share a birthday with none other than Baby Cambridge (as well as these 22 other famous faces.)
Congrats to Javier and Penelope on the birth of their daughter!