Royal baby celebrations in London and around the world

We’ve tracked down the weird and wacky ways people will be jumping on the Royal baby bandwagon, and how you can too...


It’s all getting rather exciting. Bookies are already taking bets on when the little Royal will arrive, how much it will weigh, if it will be a boy or a girl and the name of the most famous newborn in Britain. If you’d like to get involved in some Royal ridiculousness we’ve found exactly how, see below for inspiration….


Museum of London, London

There will be a Royal baby exhibition on here, especially to coincide with the Royal birth, until August 21. Here you can see how Royal babies were kitted out throughout the ages, including Charles I, George III and Edward VII, linking the last 400 years of UK history.

Royal salute, London

On the day of the Royal baby’s birth, people will gather in Green Park, next to Buckingham Palace for the announcement. There will also be plenty of pomp and glory – a salute will take place to mark the occasion.

Light show, New Zealand

At dusk on the day after the baby’s birth, New Zealand will honour its Royal heritage by igniting 20 of the country’s famous landmarks with either blue or pink lights – look out for the colour of Hamilton’s Victoria Bridge, Auckland’s Sky Tower and Christchurch Airport, all of which will take on a different glow that evening.

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Afternoon tea, UK

There’s probably no better way to celebrate a ruddy Royal occasion than having a traditional afternoon tea. The west London St. James’s Hotel & Club will be serving royal baby shower-themed afternoon teas, along with spa treatments for pregnant women.

Free silver coins, UK

If the birth of your baby happens to co-inside with the Royal baby, the Royal Mint will give you a silver coin engraved with a shield of the Royal Arms and the year. It will come in a snug blue or pink pouch (depending on whether the Royal baby is a boy or a girl).

Niagara Falls, Canada

This world attraction will be quite a sight to behold on the day of the Royal birth. The gigantic waterfall will be lit up with blue or pink after we know the gender of the Britain’s new addition. The national park is also inviting people to guess the gender of the Royal baby. Visit their Facebook page to have a punt.

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Mums only sleepover, London

If you’re feeling exhausted from all the excitement, The Bingham hotel is offering a mum’s only package, where you get to check Queen Single Bedrooms, put your feet up, order room service and be treated like Royalty for the night.

Photography exhibition, London

The Athenaeum Hotel, round the corner from Buckingham Palace, is serving tea and holding a photography exhibition until the end of August. It will showcase rare snaps of Royal children from Victorian times right up to the present day.


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