Review Of The Year: Prince George, North West And The Babies Of 2013

24 December 2013


Never has a set of doors attracted such unblinking, focused attention from us for so long (2,263 minutes, to be exact). But when the doors of the Lindo Wing finally opened at 7.13pm on 23 July, it was the moment we – and the rest of the world – had been waiting for. That first glimpse of the totally gorgeous Prince George, the baby who will one day be king. So while we bask in baby fever all over again, here’s everything you need to know about Kate and Wills’ first son…

  • 10,000 Retweets of the first picture of the royal baby posted by @BBCBreaking
  • 1 Easel declaring news of birth
  • 120 years since a sitting monarch has been alive for the birth of a great-grandchild and heir apparent
  • £240 million – amount economists say his birth will boost the British economy financially
  • 6 – The number of King Georges so far among British monarchs
  • 16 – He will one day be head of state of 16 countries
  • £6,265 – the cost of a one-night stay and delivery package at the private Lindo wing
  • $1 billion – the amount that Wealth-X estimates the prince will be worth
  • 2 – number of official appearances
  • 36 – the number of hours of Sky presenter Kay Burley marathon reporting stint outside the Lindo Wing
  • 7 – number of godparents: Zara Tindall, Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William Van Cutsem
  • 1 crocodile given to the prince (from Australia’s Northern Territory)
  • 25,300 tweets per minute following announcement of Prince George’s birth
  • 250+ reporters and camera crew awaiting the royal couple with the baby outside the Lindo wing
  • 4 – the number in line to the throne that Prince George has pushed Harry down into
  • 2 – the reported number of times the Queen has met Prince George (after his birth and Christening)
  • 22 guests at Christening
  • 1 – Number one most influential Londoner
  • £7,000 – the amount Pippa Middleton reportedly spent on Christening gift for George: his hands and feet cast in silver
  • 7.5 million – viewers of ITV’s live coverage of the royal birth at its peak, in comparison to 3.3 million viewers on BBC
  • 500/1 – the odds that the royal baby would be called Tulisa

Check out Prince George and the other babies of the year in the gallery below...


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