New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
GAME OF CLONES
The throne clones GOD SAVE THE GENES! THE WEE PRINCE MAY HAVE INHERITED MORE THAN WEALTH AND STATUS
The fanfare and tradition that follows the introduction of a new royal baby is quite unlike anything else in the world.
Indeed, the newest and littlest prince has followed the same journey down the steps of the exclusive Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London to a throng of photographers and wellwishers, much like his older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and even his father Prince William.
Yet while some traditions still remain the same – such as the official birth announcement on a gilded easel outside Buckingham Palace, which has been the norm since 1837 – others have changed.
A government official is no longer needed to be present at the birth since before 1948, and portraits have definitely changed with modern times. Arriving in at a weight of 3.83kg, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new prince is the largest royal baby to be born in a century, officially taking the crown from his older brother George, who comes in a close second at 3.8kg.
Eager royal watchers have delighted in the uncanny resemblance between the three siblings, especially George and his father William, and even Charlotte with her granny, the Queen. Can you spot any family similarities?