By George! How the World Celebrated a Prince

By Chrissie Bautista

With news of The Duchess of Cambridge going into labour, everyone at St. George’s Society was on tenterhooks, waiting for any sign of when the royal baby might arrive.

Anna our Director of Operations & Communications was on BBC and Sky waiting for live news coverage, I was on social media sites looking for new updates and John our Executive Director was listening for announcements on the radio. It’s not every day someone gives birth to a Prince (or future King) and we were definitely not going to miss a second of it!

After waiting anxiously, it was announced that Kate gave birth to a healthy 8 pound, 6 –ounce baby boy on Monday, July 22nd at 4:24pm. Not only did the Brits celebrate, but the world celebrated by lighting landmarks in blue to provide this incredible sight:

The Peace Tower, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada

CN Tower, Canada

Christchurch Airport, New Zealand

Golden Jubilee Bridge & London Eye, London

Tower Bridge, London


BT Tower, London

Meanwhile in New York City…

Times Square

Magnolia Bakery

Cock & Bull

Having over 850 British expat and anglophile members, it’s only fitting we celebrate the birth of the royal baby in true British style with a GEORGE head wetting!

Please join us on Thursday, August 1st, 6pm onwards upstairs at The Churchill for the GEORGE head wetting to celebrate the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis. Click here for more information.

We would love to hear how you celebrated/will be celebrating the birth of the royal baby – tweet @NYCGEORGE or Facebook us!

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