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8 Perfect First Birthday Gifts for Prince George

Monday, July 14th, 2014

It seems like just yesterday that the whole world was waiting for the little kiddo dubbed the “Royal Baby” to be born. There were tons of questions: When would Kate go into labor? Would she welcome a boy or a girl? Would she and Prince William name their child something classic or surprise us all?

Even though a year has passed, people are just as in love with Baby George as ever. Parents only wish their little princes and princesses were among his playmates, and news outlets can’t stop snapping photos of the charismatic cutie.

While we’d eagerly drop everything to attend George’s actual birthday celebration, it doesn’t look like such an adventure is in the cards. Instead, we’ve rounded up a few items that would make suitable presents for the Royal One-Year-Old (or, if you’re feeling super spirited, for your own little prince or princess!). Click on the images below to shop.

The wheels on the (double decker) bus go round and round! Help accustom baby to his George’s neighborhood with this cute stroller toy that looks just like the iconic London buses. ($13, Mamas & Papas

So what if Baby was born with a silver spoon in his mouth? He’ll still get great use out of this aquatic-inspired Reed & Barton silverware set. It’s never to early to brush up on table manners, especially if dinner with the Queen is on the calendar! ($35, Amazon.com

Even royals aren’t perfect! This bib will protect Baby’s clothing from spills while reminding him of his true…or desired…identity. (£4.99, Jo’s Baby Gifts)

Georgie is still an only child, so live-in playmates will have to come in the form of furry friends for now. Support Mum and Dad’s alma mater with this cute teddy. (£16, University of St. Andrews store

Will George grow to love corgis like his great-grandmother? For now, he can dazzle her with this fun one-piece. ($30, Zazzle.com

There’s no place like home. Jazz up your British-themed nursery with a picture of George’s abode (the prints come in both blue and pink). ($44, Etsy.com

Even future rulers should save their pennies! This Jonathan Adler piggy bank is perfect for kings-to-be (there’s a queen design, too!). ($78, YoYo.com)

This Prince William night light comes in a classic pattern suitable for a little royal, plus it’s named after Dad! ($31, Wayfair.com

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The Royal Christening: A Tale of Two Dresses

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

It’s royal fever time again: Prince George’s christening is finally here, and it in William and Kate fashion, the event’s likely to  break from tradition, but only in the classiest of ways, from a fashion photographer to changing the location.

First, let’s talk baby fashion. This is really going to be a tale of two dresses: Kate’s, and George’s (and probably the last time we’ll ever be talking about the prince’s dress!). No doubt Kate will wear one of her favorites from Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen or Amelia Wickstead, my money being on the latter for her formal fitted coats that seem appropriate for a church setting.

However, if Kate’s post-baby body is what I imagine it to be, she may opt for a figure hugging McQueen. There is also the small chance that Kate will do something particularly modern, and even wear a nursing dress under a tailored coat.

As for little George, we expect he’ll be wearing the Spitalfields silk gown replica re-created by the Queen’s royal dresser and designer Angela Kelly.  The original had been worn by 60 royals before George, including his father and grandfather, and is the epitome of traditional.

The surprise twist, however, is the photographer who will be capturing the occasion: Jason Bell.  He’s a cutting-edge fashion photographer known more for his works in Vanity Fair and Vogue than for royal palace photos.

There are a couple of more remarkable things about this pending christening. One is the break from tradition in location.  Kate and William have chosen to hold the christening at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.  This is significant: It’s not where William nor Royals before him were christened, but it is the place that Diana’s body was laid to rest before her funeral—a location filled with meaning for William and for Kate.  This will also be the first time that the relatives will be all together!  All grandparents will be in attendance, and the future Kings: Prince Charles, Prince William, and of course Prince George. The six godparents, however, still remain a mystery.

So congratulations, Prince George. I can’t wait to see you in your finest.


Plus: Admire the royal parents? Find your own parenting style, see photos from Prince George’s birth, or see how to design your own royal-themed nursery.

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Numerology of Celebrity Babies & Their Parents

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

This post was written by our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop.

We’ve called on numerologist Cassandra MacLeane to predict the future and nature of the top celebrity babies of the year. How do they match with their famous parents? What will their personalities be like? 

Let’s take a look at some of the most high-profile couples – from Kate Middleton and Prince William, to Fergie & Josh Duhamel, to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – and how their numerology (mis) matches their new babies. Continue reading Cassandra’s predictions below.

Kate Middleton & Prince William

The most famous parents in the world – Kate Middleton and Prince William – produced a child who could not be more king. It’s like they had planned conception and birth with the idea of producing a perfect heir to the English throne.

Kate and Wills’ son Prince George, born July 22, 2013, is an 8 Life Path baby, under the influence of the master number 22. If you think in terms of energy, this is enormous.

8 is the vibration of the organizer, the entrepreneur, the executive quality, and the person who is better at giving orders than he is at taking them, and also the person perfectly designed to create innovation and stability in the world.

However, this is a big, big personality.

The parents are of gentler life path numbers, and they will need all the help they can get raising this child to live his full potential.

22, the modifying energy in George’s chart, is a strong influence, and gives him the vibration of the master builder. There could not be a more perfect combination for a future king. The description of this chart could go on and on but it would take pages and pages.

As a numerologist, I’m not over the moon about the choice of first name, but, having said that, if there’s one thing Georges know how to do its to keep their inner feelings private. That will probably be helpful in his future role.

As to George’s parents – Kate was born January 9, 1982 giving her a resilient and charming 3 life path. Definitely the vibration of the survivor.

Kate is in an 8 cycle year, next year, when she will fully resume her duties. She will definitely be up to it under the strong energy of the cycle 8 vibration. She is presently in a 7 cycle year – very sensitive.

It’s just as well she was allowed to retreat a little, before and after the birth.

William, born June 3, 1982 is a sensitive 11 Life Path number. 11 is a master number, and should be able to relate very well to his son George who also has the master number 22 as an influence. These two will be great friends.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel

It’s always interesting when a parent produces a child who is the same Life Path as they are.

In this case Fergie, born March 27, 1975, making her a 7 life path under the influence of 9, gave birth to Axl who was born on August 29, 2013, making him a 7 life path as well.

I always tell parents that if they have a child who is the same Life Path as they are, it is important for them to love themselves because they will see themselves reflected in their child every day.

The father of this child, Josh Duhamel, born November 14, 1972, is a 8 life path person under the influence of 5.

8 life path parents are capable of a great deal of love and nurturing, especially for people in their own family. So, although he may not understand the child quite as well as the mother Fergie, he will be able to add a very practical voice to the upbringing of this little boy.

Michael Bublé & Luisana Lopilato

Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato have produced a child who will keep these two restless and creative souls occupied through all of his growing up years — and probably beyond.

Little Noah, born August 27, 2013, is a 5 life path baby, full of energy, creativity, charm, curiosity and restlessness. 5 life path people are known for their adaptability and their need to be on the move. Noah’s most powerful modifier is 9 (2+7=9). These children are known to be extremely lively and talented.

Noah will be the perfect complement to his parents. Michael is a master number 22 life path, under the influence of 9. No need to explain that great things were expected of him as a child – and he has certainly lived up to his 22 vibration in his career so far. Both artistically and financially.

22 life path people, are meant to have larger than life lives.

Luisana, though dramatic and creative, is actually the quietest energy in this family group. She is a 3 life path person under the influence of 9. Not that 3′s are quiet — in fact, they tend to be quite communicative. But in this dynamic family, Luisana will play the role of peacemaker and stabilizer and provide the glue to keep them all on track.

All three members of this family have 9 as their modifying influence, and therefore, should have a great interest in humanitarian projects.

(Just a note: Michael appeared on my radio show when he was little more than a baby himself — in his teens. At that time I took a look at his numerology and pointed out the potential of his unusual, and powerful life path. Needless to say, has not disappointed.)

Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson

Ace, born to Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, is a 6 life path child under the influence of 3. This child will require lots of love and nurturing and a stable family life. Little life path 6′s need the love and security of a stable family more than any other life path.

Let’s hope that Jessica, who is an 8 life path under the influence of 1, will understand how important it is to take plenty of time to nurture this child. As an 8 life path person, she is a natural entrepreneur and organizer. It will be a challenge for her to organize her life so that little Ace will get all the quality time and love he needs.

Eric, Ace’s dad, is an 7 life path person under the influence of 9. This is a very intuitive vibration. However, 7 life path people need to remember to speak their love out loud. There is a tendency for 7 life path people to be rather reserved and sometimes even seem a little cool. This doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of passion and love under the surface.

This is a particularly interesting family, comprised of a very lovey and demonstrative baby, who is a 6 Life Path under the influence of a communicative 3.

Eric, a dad with a big heart, but some limitations on communicating his true feelings, is a 7, under the influence of 9.

And, of course, Jessica is a strong and organizing 8, under the influence of 1.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Kim Kardashian, born October 21, 1980 is a 4 Life Path, and her influence or modifier is the communicating and outgoing 3 (her birthday reduced to one number). 4 and 3 are both vibrations with great communication skills and artistic talent.

Baby North is a 9 life path child, born June 15, 2013, under the influence of 6. We believe that 9 Life Path people are old souls, and that they come to earth with natural wisdom and intuition. This child will be extremely loveable throughout her life, have tons of charisma, and will have a strong need to be of service to others.

Kanye West, born on June 8, 1977, is a 2 life path person, under the influence of 8. Kanye will desire peace in his home, above all else. Peace may be a bit difficult to achieve living with such creative and naturally dramatic family members.

Shakira & Gerard Piqué

Shakira, born February 2, 1977, a 1 life path under the influence of 2.

Gerard Piqué, born February 2, 1987, is an interesting and complex 11 life path under the influence of 2. This is, of course, a master number life path.

Their son Milan was born January 22, 2013, is a 2 life path child under the influence of 22 — another master number.

This is an extremely interesting, powerful, and complex family. Gerard with his 11 Life Path is very compatible with Milan, since they both have master numbers in their charts.

Shakira, the 1 life path mother under the influence of 2, will love her baby unconditionally. She also has an important 2 influence in her chart, which will help her relate to the sensitive side of this child.

How to find your life path number?

First, reduce each unit of your birth date (month/day/year) to a single digit number or a master number (master numbers are 11, and 22). Next, add each of the resulting digits (or master numbers) together and reduce the total again to a single digit, or a master number.

For example, if you were born on October 12, 1981 you would calculate your life path number as follows:

◦ Month: October is the 10th month of the year. 10 reduces to 1 (1+0 = 1)

◦ Day: the date of birth is 12. 12 reduces to 3(1+2 = 3)

◦ The year of birth is 1981 (1+9+8+1 = 19, then 1+9 equals 10 and finally 1+0 =1

◦ Now add the resulting single digit numbers 1+3+ 1 = 5. This is a 5 life path person.

The master numbers, 11 and 22 are left intact, and they’re a little trickier to calculate.

Examples of master number people are Michael Bublé born September 9, 1975:

◦ Month: 9

◦ Day: 9

◦ The year of birth is 1975 (1+9+7+5=22) then 2+2 = 4.

◦ Now add the single digit numbers together

◦ 9+9+4 = 22

Michael Bublé is interesting in that his life path number is a master number 22, and when he reaches age 54 he will actually be even more powerful — a master number 22, under the influence of master number 22.

Now in his life he is a 22 life path person, under the influence of 9. This is a formidable energy.

It seems to be true that more 11 master number people are born than the master number 22.

This is an example of an 11 life path child. February 21, 2004:

◦ Month, February (2nd month of the year so it is expressed as a 2). Day of birth is the 21st, which reduces to 3 (1+2=3)

◦ The year of birth is 2004 (2+0+0+4 = 6)

◦ Now add the digits together and stop when you reach 11

◦ So that is: 2+3+6=11.

Master numbers are harder to calculate, but it is important not to treat an 11 as a 2, or a 2 as a 11. It is equally important to distinguish the difference between 4 and 22.

Numerology is not for sissies!

Life Path Descriptions

1 – positive attributes of the 1 life path people are – innovative, courageous, focused, leadership, independent, direct.

1 – negative aspects – stubborn, inflexible, impulsive, opinionated.

2 – positive aspects of 2 life path people – patient, thorough, diplomatic, sensitive, supportive, loving, loyal.

2 – negative aspects of 2 life path people –insensitive, picky, anxious, overly cautious.

3 – positive aspects of 3 life path people – sociable, imaginative, communicating, creative, colorful, entertaining, romantic.

3 – negative aspects of 3 life path people – aimless, scattered, insecure, negative outlook.

4 – positive aspects of 4 life path people – practical, traditional, loving, loyal, organizing, logical, persistent, strategic thinkers.

4 – negative aspects of 4 life path people – stubborn, contrary, undemonstrative, addictive.

5 – positive aspects of 5 life path people – charming, curious, versatile, resourceful, adventurous, communicating, flexible.

5 – negative aspects of 5 life path people – reckless, hasty, self-indulgent, sarcastic, impatience.

6 – positive aspects of 6 life path people – artistic, supportive, idealistic, loyal, nurturing, artistic family oriented.

6 – negative aspects of 6 life path people – jealous, outspoken, controlling, obstinate, martyr.

7 – positive aspects of 7 life path people – inventive, intellectual, poised, mysterious, perfectionist, analytical, intuitive.

7 – negative aspects of 7 life path people – uncommunicative, cold, secretive, aloof, argumentative.

8 – positive aspects of 8 life path people – capable, ambitious, industrious, objective.

8 – negative aspects of 8 life path people – impatient, forceful, indecisive.

9 – positive aspects of 9 life path people – compassionate, flexible, charismatic, artistic, sociable.

9 – negative aspects of 9 life path people – demanding, critical, thoughtless, fickle, self-destructive.

11 – positive aspects of 11 life path people – imaginative, psychic, inspired, intuitive, sensitive.

11 – negative aspects of 11 life path people – impractical, unrealistic, high strung, obsessed.

22 – positive aspects of 22 life path people – creative, dynamic, goal oriented, powerful, larger-than-life personality.

22 – negative aspects of 22 life path people – aimless, impractical, disorganized, turbulent.

Biography of Cassandra MacLeane

Cassandra MacLeane is a numerologist/psychic who has practiced in the spiritual counseling field for over 25 years. Her method of combining psychic ability with life path charts – looking at life path numbers and influences, as well as her particular expertise in determining where her clients are in their individual cycles at any given time – has created a dedicated following of loyal clients from all walks of life. You can find Cassandra at her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

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Rosie to the Rescue: A Nursery Fit for a Prince!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Now that the royal baby, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, is here, our curiosity is certainly not satiated. What type of parents will Prince William and Duchess Kate be? When will George’s mum resume official duties? Who will be the royal nanny?

And of course: What will the nursery look like?

I’m not sure when or whether we will ever get a glimpse into the royal nursery, but we can take some pretty good guesses about what it will look like, and how it might inspire the future nurseries of those wanting a royal theme. Not one adorned with crown motifs and royal crests, but a nursery in the classic, understated, elegant and always traditional style of Kate and William.

Royal nurseries of old, like one inhabited by Victoria’s children, were quiet, unimaginative, and resembled just another room in the palace, except with a crib and maybe a rocking horse. (This pretty much sums up the involvement of previous monarchs in their children’s young lives.) Others were sparse and a far cry from today’s baby-centric and baby-safe nurseries. The pictures we see of Prince Charles in his crib would certainly be frowned upon by today’s safety standards. And there was little thought of stimulating the baby growing in this formal and stiff room, nor of the comfort of his or her mother. So what can we surmise the prince’s nursery might look like for today’s royal family?

We know Kate was antiquing like crazy in the days towards the end of her pregnancy, and her dedication to high-low shopping is a philosophy I’m positive will carry over into baby-gear  shopping. So I imagine there will be both precious gems and sustainable bargains mixed together in an understated but elegant room, reflecting their mission all along to put baby first.

So what will be in the nursery?

It’s traditional to see rocking horses and handmade doll houses in nurseries, despite the nursery’s occupant not being able to ride or play with either for some time.

Dragons of Walton Street has famously made cribs and nursery furniture painted with Beatrix Potter characters like Peter Rabbit and other traditional baby designs. Princess Diana used them to furnish William’s nursery, and many celebrities from Madonna to Gwenyth Paltrow are fans of the brand. It is possible that Kate will make some kind of nod to Princess Diana’s taste with some nostalgic furniture for William.

Kate may adorn the chairs with blankets hand knitted in Welsh wool as another subtle nod to Diana, Princess of Wales. Perhaps we’ll see a glimpse of the Welsh blankets on a stroll through Hyde Park with one of Kate’s lavish strollers!

While Kate has been said to have bought a blue Bugaboo, royals before her used the Silver Cross traditional prams for baby’s transport—perhaps she’ll have both. And Silver Cross recently collaborated with Aston Martin for a state-of-the-art stroller fit for a prince!

One of the cutest decor suggestions I’ve heard: a mobile replica of Prince William’s helicopter to keep the baby occupied while his diaper is being changed!

When it comes to fashion, again Kate will almost certainly adopt her high-low strategy that has made her aspirational yet so relatable to her loyal following. While Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen may be rumored to be making a christening gown, possibly with a Philip Treacy bonnet and Church’s royal-crest-embroidered slippers. Maybe a touch of Marie-Chantal, BonPoint and Jacadi will also adorn the Prince’s wardrobe, but I also expect to see labels like H&M and Zara and other high street brands.

All in all, both in wardrobe and interior design this baby will almost certainly be sure to have a healthy marriage between the traditional and the new and updated, which so aptly reflects these royal parents.

Celebrate the arrival of the royal baby with a look back at Kate’s pregnancy, marriage, and more!

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