Today is Prince George’s 2nd birthday and how cute he is, almost the spitting image of his daddy Prince William. I was lucky enough to be in London on the day before and on the day of his birth.
As we say happy birthday Prince George of Cambridge, I’ve taken a look back in history to the day before and the day he was born.
On the 21st July I visited St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on the off-chance that the Duchess of Cambridge; Kate, would go into labour and magically appear at the hospital….but it was not to be. However, I did have some fun papping the paparazzi camped outside the Lindo Wing door. They were of course totally unimpressed LOL.
While I was there I met one of the most loyal of Royal subjects; Terry Hutt, and got to chat to him for a while.
He had been camped out at the hospital for days and apparently his wife brings him meals at whichever event or venue he is at and he goes home periodically to have a shower…especially when it’s a long wait, as was the case with our wee Prince George.
The next day, 22nd July, I left home bright and early and secured my spot at the palace gates. The world’s media were thick on the ground and had been there for ages by that stage…Katie kept them waiting. If you watched the news reports you could tell that they were really struggling to find something new to say….well they didn’t after all have long to wait.
The world’s media were set up at Buckingham Palace
The day started off quietly enough but by midday it was mayhem, with large crowds of people at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
I spent the day there, my spot at the gates carefully guarded.
Two of the day’s highlights were when a Royal Mail van drove by prompting hilarious comments of how it was that Royal Mail had delivered the baby,
a helicopter landed at the nearby Barracks causing a huge roar of excitement from the crowd
…I think they did that to tease us and then finally after news had reached us via social media, the Palace staff appeared with the announcement…..it’s a boy!! Welcome little prince. <Prince George was born at 4.24pm on 22nd July 2013 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.>
I was squashed so tight against the railings I could barely breath never mind take decent photos, so my images are all blurred LOL But what fun it was & my gosh how thrilling. One of the reporters happened to be behind me and he got me to lead a cheer of welcome to the new royal baby.
I stayed on for a short while after the announcement which came at just on 8pm and as soon as I had my photos I squeezed my way out through the tightly packed crowd, my spot taken immediately,
a real struggle to get out, I took a deep breath and set out to photograph the London landmarks, lit up in blue to welcome the little prince.
And finally, at the end of a long day, Tower Bridge in blue and a full moon to welcome the baby boy!
Today Prince George turns two and how cute he is, a real ‘bruiser’ as his daddy Prince William calls him, and my word he is almost the spitting image of his father, and cute as a button. Of course he is now an elder brother, what with the arrival of his sister Princess Charlotte on 2 May 2015.
So as we wish the little prince, a true Londoner, a very happy 2nd birthday, we pray he may have many many decades more.
Happy Birthday Prince George.
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