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“Good” Goods: HRH Prince George of Cambridge

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The Huffington Post had us cracking up at the offices not too long ago when it published, “A married woman of childbearing age has given birth to a baby boy.” Jokes aside, we all know the birth of Britain’s third in line to the throne is a little more important than that.

Like the rest of the world, we were delighted to learn the news of the royal birth and judging from the outpouring of international coverage surrounding the birth of the baby, one conclusion is, the monarchy is far from dead. In fact, it would appear to be in better health than ever as this is the first time that the British monarchy has three generations of heirs to the throne since 1894.

Introducing her bundle to the world, Catherine Middleton looked polished with her trademark eyeliner, blow-out, tan tights, and cream wedges on while emerging from St. Mary’s Lindo Wing in a polka-dot Jenny Packham dress; which may or may not have been a nod to her late mother-in-law Diana who exited St. Mary’s thirty-one years ago in a green polka dot dress holding Prince William.

The tributes came in the form of well-wishing and cashing in, alike. Gucci’s Frida Giannini sent out her children’s collection to the press and Burberry eagerly reminded us that no one dresses a Brit baby better than them. WWD showcased a gallery of lovely designer tribute sketches including a royal carriage pram by Christian Lacroix and a rather distasteful “Royal Dummy” sketched by Karl Lagerfeld that prompted WWD Editors to write that a pacifier could be referred to as a dummy in England. Meanwhile in Madrid, Spain’s very own “Reina”, the very private, Penelope Cruz, got in on the action by pushing out a baby girl on the same day as Catherine.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked the world for the gifts received following the birth of their son. However, the new parents have suggested that instead of gifts, well-wishers donate to a local children’s charity as a way of marking the birth of Britain’s future King.

Another option, is to give the gift of time. Mark the occasion of the Prince’s birth during Ramadan and volunteer at Takatof, a program led by the Emirates Foundation that focuses on helping low-income households in the UAE. Or, take part in the Kitab Bus project, one of the the region’s first mobile libraries. Alternatively, help animals, who are often abandoned during the Summer months and foster a pet by joining Animal Action. Take this wonderful occasion, celebrated around the world, as an excuse to pay it forward.

Editor’s Note: It has been just revealed that the Prince is to be called, HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

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