For the past three months, royal watchers near and far have been captivated by any news regarding the third in line to the throne, HRH Prince George of Cambridge. On 23 October, His Royal Highness was officially welcomed into the Church of England through Baptism. A church that he will one day be the head of.
Although George may be the most popular royal baby, we must not forget about his third cousin once removed, Miss Maud Windsor. Maud is the first born of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor. Frederick is the son of Prince Michael of Kent, who is a cousin of Her Majesty The Queen.
New Grandparents Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Just like her older cousin, Maud will be baptized at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, London. She will be christened in November.
Maud’s birth certainly did not have the same hype that Prince George’s had when he was born. George was welcomed into the world in the private Lindo Wing at St Marys Hospital in London. On the following day, he was greeted on the steps of the Lindo Wing in the arms of his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in front of the many media outlets who had camped out from the beginning of July. Maud on the other hand, was born only a few short weeks after His Royal Highness on 15 August, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre, USA.
Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor married on 12 September 2009 but have since moved to Los Angeles for Lady Frederick’s career. Lady Frederick is better known as the actress Sophie Winkleman.
Prince George is in close reach to the throne at third in line behind his Grandfather, the Prince of Wales, and his father The Duke of Cambridge. But Maud is quite a distance from George as she is 40th in line after her father.
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Is it just me, or does Princess Michael of Kent look a little…severe in that picture? She doesn’t look like a person I’d like to get on the wrong side of. But at least Maud won’t have the same pressures that poor Prince George will go through in his life.
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