Julia Stanski, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu
There’s a new royal baby! Do you care? If you think the royal family is obsolete and stupid, skip this article and go read about the British Prime Minister. If you think cute tiny princesses are more fun, read on.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born on May 2 at 8:34 AM in London, England and made her first public appearance at ten hours old that evening. Her name pays tribute to her grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as various distant ancestors. This adorable little girl is fourth in line for the throne, behind her great-grandfather Prince Charles, her father Prince William and her almost-two-year-old brother Prince George. She now takes precedence over Prince Harry; this is due to a recent change in the centuries-old succession laws—the new amendment states that no new male siblings can usurp her place in line, which is pretty awesome.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/William and Kate have been very vigilant about protecting baby George from the intense media scrutiny that William grew up with, and will likely continue this approach with Princess Charlotte. As a result, pictures of her may not be as frequent as the media wishes. But until her next batch of official photos is released, we have some darling shots of her sleeping in her mother’s arms on the hospital steps, wrapped in a white shawl and wearing a teeny bonnet. If that’s not enough to make you a royalist, what is?