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Bringing Up Baby

Royal historian Robert Lacey speaks with ABC News to explain how the giving birth and the rearing of a royal child have changed from the times of the newborn's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to the present day, which took a different direction from the day Prince Charles and Princess Diana decided they wanted their child born in a normal hospital.

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Royal Baby's Birth Could Make History

British royal historian Robert Lacey discusses the impending birth of the royal heir to ABC News, including the reaction of Middleton relatives to Kate's impending birth, Kate's and William's current living arrangements outside of Buckingham Palace, and more.

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Defining The Era

Royal expert Robert Lacey helps explain why choosing the right name for the new royal baby is so important, in the Vancouver Sun article here:

'"Names do define an era," said Robert Lacey, a royal historian, who has written books on Prince William's mother and grandmother. "Who knows as we look into the future what will happen."  

The heir may give a name to a new century, to a country that has changed so much socially and philosophically that the daughter of a flight attendant and an air traffic controller is now in line to be queen.

Georges Delight At The New George

A range of celebrities and public figures, all with the name of George, have expressed their delight at the news that the newborn royal will share their forename.  Historian and royal biographer Robert Lacey said he thought the choice of George as the baby's first name would give the Queen "great pleasure".

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Original published date: Wed, 07/24/2013

Baby George - Dallas News

'Royal officials say Britain’s new prince has been named George Alexander Louis.  Earlier in the day, the baby met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.  His parents — Prince William and Kate — then brought him to Kate’s parents in their village near London — pretty much like any regular family.'

Robert Lacey comments on what the newborn's upbringing will be like, maintaining that Kate's middle class background will broaden out perspectives of the world for the royal infant.