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July 23, 2013


Prince William and his wife, Kate, leave the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in central London, showing off their newborn son to the world. Here are our all-format coverage plans at this hour:



LONDON — The birth of William and Kate’s first child has been greeted with cheers and spontaneous celebrations, with artillery salutes and marching bands and landmarks illuminated blue for the royal baby boy. It’s an outpouring of enthusiasm that shows just how firmly rooted Britain’s royal family is in its subjects’ affections. Now it has an adorable infant heir, third in line to the throne, who could be king into the 22nd century. It’s a remarkable turnaround for a monarchy that ended the 20th century at a low point of popularity. By Jill Lawless.


LONDON — A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne. By Sylvia Hui.


NEW YORK - Your sex life will never be the same. In my day. What, not breast-feeding? From diet tips to “little baby, little problems,” sleep-deprived and super-stressed new parents have heard it all. And they want you to stop it. As Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, move along on their parenting journey, it seems even the queen has had a what-not-to-say moment. According to a special edition of Us magazine on raising royals, she exclaimed soon after William’s birth: “Thank goodness he hasn’t ears like his father!” By Leanne Italie.


LONDON — The Victorians. The Edwardians. The Elizabethans. Royal names can define a generation. So imagine the pressure on the new parents to pick the right one. Now that Prince William and his wife Kate have a baby boy — the third in line for the throne — they must choose the name for a royal who may take Britain into the 22nd century. They’ll start by considering British monarchs from the past. By Danica Kirka

— BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY-TIMELINE — Key events in the relationship of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.


Among the photos that have moved:

— XROY141: Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary’s Hospital.

— LON508: A June 22, 1982, photo shows Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and wife Princess Diana taking home their newborn son Prince William.

— TH114: Britain’s Prince William holds his newborn son as he and Kate pose for photographers the hospital.

— LON180: A closeup view of the newborn son of Prince William and Kate.

— TH120: Prince William and Kate hold the Prince of Cambridge.

— TH126: Kate hands her newborn son to his father, Prince William.

— TH124: Photographers and well-wishers surround Prince William and Kate as they hold the Prince of Cambridge.

— TH122: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge looks down as she holds the Prince of Cambridge.

— LON605: Prince William and Kate leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, carrying their new-born son.

The AP has still photographers positioned outside the hospital.

Included in the AP’s coverage will be the following photo gallery:

— BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY-PHOTO GALLERY — Images from outside the hospital and elsewhere.


Online video packages that have moved:

— uk_royal_birth — Update on Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival at hospital.

— 0723dv_kates_parents_vox — Parents of the Duchess of Cambridge visited their new grandson Tuesday morning and say the parents are doing ‘fabulously.’

AP also has live video streaming from outside the hospital, and will have reaction from throughout London and Kate’s hometown.


AP radio is providing audio updates from reporters in London as the story develops, as well as reaction from royal observers and the public.


ROYAL FAMILY — An interactive on the British royal family with a royal family baby quiz and the line of succession.


Editors are posting updates to Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.

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