It's been well over a week since the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the third in line for the throne, Prince George, and despite our hopes of a second sighting of the royal nipper, the couple have taken time out from public life to settle into parenthood. This morning they did manage to register the birth of their firstborn as a registrar arrived at Kensington Palace for the official signing. Clarence House released the following statement this afternoon:
'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Prince George.
The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this morning, witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.'
The best thing about the birth certificate is the fact that Kate and William list their occupations as 'Prince and Princess of the United Kingdon'. Usually new parents have to go to the registry office themselves, but Westminster City Council registrar Alison Cathcart made an exception for Prince William as she made the journey to him so he could carry out the task in private. The Duke's ridiculously long full title is presented as 'His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Duke of Cambridge' while the Duchess has been recorded as 'Catherine Elizabeth Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge.' The couple's usual address is listed as 'Kensington Palace'.
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