Tue
Jul 23 2013 8:30am

It’s a Boy!: A Royal Baby Roundup

Prince William and Kate MiddletonWe kind of had a thing for The Royal Wedding. Kate and William's romance swept the world—and swept everyone along with them. When the pair got married in April 2011, all eyes turned to the Cinderella dress, similar to Grace Kelly's, worn by Kate, and the dashing uniform, similar to what Cinderella's own Prince Charming wore, worn by Prince William. Now the couple will be adding a third to their marriage (and not like in erotica!) with a bouncing baby boy, born yesterday July 22 at 4:24 p.m. The child will have the title of Prince of Cambridge and his name will be announced in the coming days once Kate Middleton and baby are released from the hospital.

In honor of a new member to the Royal Family, we've gathered up all our royalty, parenthood, and pregnancy posts! We have posts on Real-life Royals, Fictional Royalty (God Save the Queen!), posts on babies, parents, and families. Read to your hearts content, and coo and sigh while the royal rattle shakes on!

A Real Royal Obsession:

The Royal Wedding Recap

Royal Wedding Fashion (or, where the White Wedding Dress came from)

Royal Weddings...and Knitting Patterns?

Testicles, Aphrodisiacs, and the Royal Couple

Murder at the Royal Wedding, or Capitalizing on the Hype

Discussion of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's, Wedding Dress

Author Elizabeth Essex on Her Secret Royal Obsession (with links to blogs she loves!)

William & Catherine: Their Story: New Excerpt

HEA or a Charles and Diana Repeat?

A Very Modern Regency Scandal

Fictional Royals:

Be My Prince by Julianne MacLean, Excerpt

The White Queen Trailer

The Princess and the Pretender: Gossip Girl's Unlikeliest Couple Lives

Of Sparkly Crowns and Pretty Gowns: The (Disney) Princess Experience

Prince HarryKiss Prince Charming Goodbye; Say Hello to a Sheikh!

Princess in Love by Julianna MacLean, Excerpt

If Only for a Day: The Pleasure of Being a Princess

A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry, Excerpt

Fresh Meat: Stephanie Laurens, et. al.'s Royal Weddings

Royalty in Space: Science Fiction Princes and Princesses

Posts on Pregnancy and Babies in Romance:

Mothering Heights: The (Over?) Importance of Procreation in Romance Novels

Fertility in Fiction: Interesting Conditions from Weiner, Simons, and Hannah

Best Pregnancy Romance Novel?

Keeping Tiny Secrets: The Secret Baby Trope

Adopted Babies Are a Well-Used Trope; Robin Wells and Jill Shalvis Use It Well

Fictional Families and Parents:

Bones Father and Child Reunion: Too Safe?

Lord of My Heart by Jo Beverley“My Children Are My Riches”: Mothers from Jo Beverley, Georgette Heyer, and Diane Farr

Happy Mother's Day, Mrs. Bennet: Jane Austen's Mothers

Converting Your Mom to Romance: A Test Study

Moms of the Future: Why Are There So Few Moms in Sci-Fi Romance?

The Father's of Jane Austen

Band of Brothers (and Sisters!): Bella Andre Introduces the Sullivans

Family Ties: LaVyrle Spencer's Enduring Appeal, Part 1 and Part 2

The Interfering Relative

There's No Place Like Home: Finding Family with Susan Mallery

Secrets, Family, Love: The Richness of Historical Women's Fiction

Dysfunctional Family Circus: Dysfunctional Families in Literature

History, Hot Men, and Historical Hot Men in Cathy Cash Spellman's Family Sagas

All in the Family: Family Sagas in Romance Novels

The Liz Carlyle Family Reunion

Pater Familias: Lord Hargate in Loretta Chase's Carsington Brothers Series

And that's all, folks! Did it get you in the baby (or baby making?) mood? What are some of your favorite books that fit in these themes? Do you ever read Royal Romances? Or do you stay towards more traditional titles? Congratulations to Prince William and Catherine—there will be lots of sleepless nights in their future.

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