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Every New Show Coming to Primetime This Fall (and Beyond!)

By | September 13, 2018

Thanks to upfront season a few months back, we already got a sneak peek at all of the amazing shows coming this Fall. NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, and The CW have all released trailers for their new Fall lineups, and we’re already hooked. As per usual, there are dramas, comedies, doctor shows, and procedurals – but they all look so promising this time! Check out all the new offerings.

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Queer Eye: We Are Mildly Obsessed With Bobby Berk and His Husband

By | June 21, 2018

As much as you may love Queer Eye‘s interior design genius Bobby Berk, there’s at least one person out there who loves him much, much more. Throughout the two seasons of Queer Eye, Bobby has mentioned his husband a handful of times. But who is this mystery man?

The decorator is married to a gentleman named Dewey. The happy couple have been married for five years, but they’ve been an item for 14 years, which is quite a long time . . . especially in Hollywood.

Even though Bobby films the show in Atlanta, the couple reside in Los Angeles. In fact, they only moved into their current home three months before he was cast in the series!

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Dewey stays out of the limelight – his Instagram account is private – but he does appear often on his husband’s profile. Even with all of the photos of this duo on social media, Dewey manages to keep his life under the radar. In fact, the only thing Bobby has said about his husband on the show is that they’ve been married for five years – talk about a private pair.

Although no one knows exactly what Dewey does for a living, back in 2010, Bobby tweeted while on vacation and hinted that he was in the medical spa industry. “Checking out condos in Saigon,” he tweeted at the time. “Building is great! Also has a mall I can open a Bobby Berk Home in and that Dewey can open his medical spa.”

When they’re not in LA, Bobby and Dewey jetset all over the world. According to the TV star’s Instagram, the duo have gone to Costa Rica, Cambodia, Venice, Maui, and so many more amazing places. You know what they say – the couple that travels together, stays together!

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26 Times Ron and Bryce Dallas Howard Were the Cutest Father-Daughter Duo

By | June 13, 2018

There are a lot of amazing celebrity families in Hollywood that have caught our eyes over the years. There’s Goldie Hawn and daughter Kate Hudson, not to mention Hawn’s partner Kurt Russell and her two other actor children, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell. But they aren’t the only Hollywood family making us stop and stare.

Ron Howard and daughter Bryce Dallas Howard have been taking over the entertainment industry both together and on their own for years. Acting runs in the family with the Howards (their patriarch was Rance Howard), and it doesn’t look like these two are slowing down anytime soon. In addition to acting for most of his life, Ron is an iconic producer, director, and writer. His daughter is basically his mini-me, and has made a huge name for herself with roles in Jurassic World and The Help, among others. Together, they are one of Hollywood’s most powerful father-daughter teams.

When they aren’t working, they are spending time together, and to be honest, even when they are working they do a lot of projects together – the pair sees each other nonstop. What makes these two so great? How much they love each other. Seriously, they seem like best friends and we can’t get enough of them together. In fact, we’ve rounded up some of their sweetest moments with one another to prove that fathers and daughters can be close. Take it from Ron and Bryce, who pretty much do everything together!

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22 Adorable Pictures of Real-Life Couple and The Kissing Booth Stars, Joey King and Jacob Elordi

By | June 8, 2018

In May 2018, Netflix released a new original film called The Kissing Booth. As you might’ve imagined it has to do with, well, a kissing booth and teen romance. Follow along closely for this one: In the film, Shelley, played by Joey King, is best friends with Lee, played by Joel Courtney, who has a hot older brother. Despite having best friend rules, Shelley falls for Lee’s brother Noah, played by Joey’s real-life boyfriend, Jacob Elordi. Yes, that was a lot, so long story, short: Joey and Jacob are an item and it’s too cute.

While this movie is a favorite of teens, the real-life romance between Joey and Jacob is even sweeter. The two began as just friends while filming the Netflix movie in South Africa, but they’ve been Instagram official since Spring 2017. Ever since they began showing off their romance on social media, they can’t stop and we’re not complaining.

After dating for more than a year the two actors are still in love despite being from opposite parts of the world – Joey is from Los Angeles and Jacob is from Australia. In honor of their love, we’ve rounded up all of the times they proved they are one happy couple.

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10 Netflix Original Movies You Have to See This June

By | May 26, 2018

While we are excited to head to the theaters this Summer and see all the big blockbusters, we’re just as stoked to curl up on the couch with Netflix’s new offerings. There are 10 brand-new Netflix original movies available to stream in June – and they all sound good. There are dramas, comedies, and a few romances thrown in for good measure.

Sure, you could rewatch old films that are on the streaming site . . . or you could try something new and exciting and stream these fresh films shortly. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and possibly scream as you view these titles from your couch all month long!

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29 New and Returning Original Shows Coming to Netflix in June

By | May 26, 2018

Every month we have to say goodbye to shows and movies on Netflix, and although it’s sad to see them leave, it also means that there are new shows to celebrate. June brings a bunch of Netflix original series, including fresh seasons of some of our favorite existing series. GLOW is returning for its second season, while The Ranch will be dropping part five for all of you Ashton Kutcher-lovers out there. Check out the new and returning Netflix original series coming to the site in June below!

PS: Sense8 is going out with a bang – a series finale episode – so trust us . . . there’s a lot to celebrate.

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A Rundown of All the Little British Traditions Harry and Meghan Had at Their Wedding

By | May 20, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018, will go down as the date of one of the most glamorous weddings of all time. When Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, the whole world watched, and the couple didn’t disappoint. The newly dubbed Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked amazing as they tied the knot in Windsor, and we can’t get enough of them.

Harry and Meghan might be a nontraditional couple at their core, but when it came to their big day, they did have a few wedding traditions that you might’ve missed. The royal couple honored many British traditions in a variety of ways, including with Meghan’s tiara and their first kiss. Get the breakdown now!

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American Traditions You Might Have Missed at the Royal Wedding

By | May 19, 2018

Everyone knows that Meghan Markle is an American who is living out an actual fairy tale by marrying Prince Harry. What you might not have known is that the former Suits actress decided to bring a little bit of her American background into the royal wedding on Saturday, May 19.

While tying the knot with Prince Harry, the newly dubbed Duchess of Sussex showed off her American side throughout the wedding. In addition to wearing a modern, chic gown – going away from the British lace trend – she honored her side of the family with gospel songs, an American bishop, and so much more.

See what other American wedding traditions made their way across the pond to the official royal wedding of Meghan and Harry.

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Why the Semicolon Tattoo Is So Important to 13 Reasons Why

By | May 18, 2018

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In addition to the fact that Polaroids are the new cassette tapes on 13 Reasons Why, we know that Alex (Miles Heizer) will be coming back, aka he did not die from that gunshot. We also know that Hannah’s story (Katherine Langford) isn’t exactly over, and there will be a big trial that the town isn’t exactly happy about.

What we also know is that Clay (Dylan Minnette) gets a semicolon tattoo, and there is a deeper meaning behind it. In fact, there is a special meaning behind anyone getting a semicolon tattoo.

While Clay’s tattoo, which we see happening in the beginning of season two, is a fictional tattoo, a few members of the cast of 13 Reasons Why along with executive producer Selena Gomez have actually gotten a semicolon tattoo in real life – and it all links back to the special meaning we’ve been hinting at.

Since a semicolon is a pause in a sentence, as opposed to the end of a sentence, the symbol has come to be linked with mental health awareness. Project Semicolon was started by Amy Bleuel to help her mental health awareness campaign, and it spread like wildfire.

Project Semicolon has encouraged people to draw – or get tattoos – on their bodies of a semicolon to represent support for those dealing with mental illness and suicide. “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life,” Project Semicolon’s website reads.

Since 13 Reasons Why’s story shows the truth, both good and bad, about suicide and how it affects everyone near and dear to the person who actually commits the act, it makes sense that the show would have Clay getting a tattoo in Hannah’s honor.

When Tommy Dorfman (who plays Ryan Shaver) got his semicolon tattoo with Gomez and fellow castmate Alisha Boe (who plays Jessica Davis), he shared what it meant to the three stars, and it’s clear Project Semicolon and suicide awareness was at the heart of it.

“The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life,” he captioned a photo on Instagram in 2017.

After telling his own story of struggling with addiction and depression, Tommy added a call to action in his post. “Ask for help. Start a new chapter with the support of others,” he wrote.

The semicolon tattoo might not be real on 13 Reasons Why but the meaning is powerful and real. It is about continuing your story even if you want to end it and not giving into the suicidal thoughts or rough times. It’s moving and something to take note of, just like the Netflix series itself.

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5 New Shows Coming to The CW (Including a Highly Anticipated Reboot!)

By | May 17, 2018

The CW might’ve canceled Lucy Hale’s Life Sentence, and The Originals is coming to an end after five seasons, but there is a lot of good news from this network, too! It’s renewed so many shows . . . like, a lot of shows. Everything from Supernatural and Riverdale (yay, more milkshakes and mysteries) to Supergirl and Jane the Virgin has been given another season.

What’s even better than all of the renewals from The CW – and there are a lot of them – is the new shows it’ll be adding to its Fall TV lineup. There are a few reboots and revivals heading our way – with a few modern twists and turns, of course – in addition to one major spinoff that will be keeping fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals coming back for more.

To see what The CW has up its sleeves for the upcoming TV season, keep reading. These new shows are going to be good, and we’ve got the trailers to prove it!

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Here Are the 9 New Shows Coming to CBS This Fall and Winter

By | May 16, 2018

It’s only a matter of time before we have to say goodbye to CBS’s greatest hits like The Big Bang Theory and NCISneither one is canceled yet, so don’t panic – which is why we couldn’t be more excited about the network’s new shows! Thanks to this week’s upfront presentations, we finally know what shows CBS is gifting us with next season. It’s never too early to start your countdown to Fall TV, right?

In addition to looking forward to more episodes of series like Blue Bloods, Mom, and Young Sheldon, CBS is going to be adding nine new shows, including a few rebooted hits, to its lineup for the 2018-2019 TV season. These shows are going to make CBS one of your favorite networks – if it isn’t already – and you can see why when you watch all of the first trailers below.

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Watch Trailers For the 4 New Shows Coming to Fox This Fall

By | May 15, 2018

Fox has been making headlines with its TV news lately, and the network is ready for change. In addition to surprising fans by canceling Brooklyn Nine-Ninewhich has since been picked up by NBC – the network has revived Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing, which was dropped last year by ABC (check out its new trailer here).

Fox has already made fans happy by picking up Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1 for a second season, and will be giving us new episodes of Empire when fall TV begins as well. What’s most shocking is Fox has opted to fill most of their Fall TV coverage with more NFL football coverage, thanks in part to Thursday Night Football. That being said, there are a few new series that the network is investing in that you should take note of.

On May 14, the network announced its 2018-2019 lineup, and there are a few new shows that you’re not going to want to miss. Check out the lineup of new series, and get ready for Fall TV!

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13 Reasons Why: Will Miles Heizer Be in Season 2? Everything We Know

By | May 3, 2018

Season two of 13 Reasons Why premieres this month, and we can barely contain our excitement. After season one concluded with a few cliffhangers and Netflix released its second season trailer this week, our confusion is at an all-time high.

One of the biggest questions we need answered is whether Miles Heizer, who played Alex Standall in season one, will be returning. In case you need a little refresher, something big happens to his character at the end of last season, and it has everyone worried for his future.

In addition to learning that Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) has given the tapes to Mr. Porter in hopes that he will get justice for Jessica (Alisha Boe) and Hannah (Katherine Langford) – at least in regard to Bryce (Justin Prentice) – Alex has a big finale twist. In the last few minutes of that intense season finale, we learn that Alex is brought to the hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The bad news is that Alex isn’t in the new season trailer that Netflix unveiled earlier this week. The good news is that he is still on Mrs. Baker’s (Kate Walsh) mystery board, which is one of many signs that he’s not dead. In fact, according to the actor who plays him, he is for sure alive in season two, but that doesn’t mean he’s OK.

After the shocking finale, Heizer spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed that if fans were paying attention, they would’ve seen the obvious signs that Alex was dealing with suicidal tendencies. Plus, he did shoot himself; it wasn’t Tyler, as some fans theorized based on his possible school shooting plan.

“It was interesting to see similarities between Alex and Hannah, because there are a lot of warning signs throughout the season,” Heizer told The Hollywood Reporter back in May 2017. He then explained that there is more of his character’s story to be told in season two.

“That’s another subject that’s very rarely shown onscreen and is probably a lot more common than people think it is. People attempting to take their lives and it not happening, I’m sure that will bring a crazy set of issues,” he continued. “It would be interesting to go into that.”

Showrunner Brian Yorkey told Entertainment Weekly last year that the plan was to fill fans in on what happened after all those cliffhangers, which included Alex’s attempted suicide. “We’re going to answer all of the burning questions that people have about [the show],” he said at the time. “Is Tyler going to do something? What’s going to happen to Alex? Will Bryce be brought to justice? We’re going to answer those questions but I think, even more, we’re going to continue to look very truthfully and very honestly at what they go through, even when it’s painful at times.”

The Parenthood alum talked to Us Weekly earlier this year about the sophomore season of the Netflix hit, and it’s clear that his character’s story is not over. “I think [the taboo topics] are kind of in the same amount as the first season. We’re just talking about real issues that people don’t talk about that much, but I feel like are actually talking about more, especially right now in our culture,” Heizer told the magazine in March 2018. “I think this season’s gonna be very relevant. I’m excited for it to come out and for people to see what’s going on.”

Not only will Alex’s story keep unfolding, but fans will also meet his mother, played by Meredith Monroe, this season. That will definitely be a new twist and turn for the series, which has adults but is mainly focused on how the high schoolers have dealt with Hannah’s suicide.

13 Reasons Why returns for its second season on May 18 on Netflix.

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So . . . About That Spider-Man Scene in Avengers: Infinity War

By | May 1, 2018

There are so many characters to fall in love with within the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and even more to simply keep track of – but Spider-Man is one that you can’t help but love. He’s one of the most iconic comic book characters ever, and even though there have been many versions of him over time, we’re currently obsessed with Tom Holland’s young Spider-Man version. This brings us to Avengers: Infinity War and what on earth is going on!

Warning: Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead!

In the final scene of Avengers: Infinity War the good guys were getting ready to face Thanos and his minions when all of a sudden half of them disintegrate, leaving the rest of the heroes and fans everywhere stunned. So, who is dead and who just vanished? Unfortunately, we don’t have a confirmed answer for either one. What we do know is that Spider-Man is one of the guys who disappeared – along with Star-Lord, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, and more – and therefore could be dead. While we’re not too happy about it, we’re also convinced he’ll return.

For starters, Spider-Man is too young to die! OK, we know that there is no age limit when it comes to dying in the face of danger in hopes of saving the world, but still. There’s already a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel on the books from Marvel. Since Holland has played Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Infinity War we’re pretty confident he’ll be reprising his role for the Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel.

Yes, Holland could be replaced – clearly, he wouldn’t even be the first Spider-Man to be recast – and that makes us a little worried. On the bright side, Marvel has stuck with the same actors for most of its major characters for years now. Hopefully, it’ll do the same with Spider-Man and Holland will have a job for a while now. This would mean that he does survive Infinity War, or it could mean that the Homecoming sequel takes place in another time to allow him to reprise the role but actually die in the latest Avengers film.

Clearly things are a little complicated in the Avengers world right now, but since there is another Spider-Man movie slated to star Holland – as of now – we’re going to go with the fact that he’s not dead, but perhaps in an alternate reality. Fingers crossed that we’re right!

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Did You Catch All These Clues About Season 2 in the 13 Reasons Why Trailer?

By | May 1, 2018

Season two of 13 Reasons Why is almost here. In fact, it premieres this month – on May 18 – and there are a lot of things that we already have questions about.

After Netflix revealed its season two trailer and teased that instead of 13 cassette tape clues, it will focus on Polaroids and pictures to help “uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up,” we need answers ASAP! Throughout the new trailer for the highly anticipated second season of the teen drama, it becomes clear that Hannah Baker’s (Katherine Langford) story isn’t over.

While season one looks at the clues as to why she died by suicide, season two will focus on the aftermath of her death and how her classmates and family members continue to be affected by it. Plus, the Baker family is going to court, which means the tale of their daughter and her tragic road to suicide will continue to haunt the town.

Who else will be on the hot seat this season, and which characters are already on our radar? Well, a lot of them, actually, like Clay Jensen (played by Dylan Minnette) who continues to feel the pressures of unraveling Hannah’s story.

Check out a few clues that you might’ve missed while watching the trailer in our gallery now to see which characters are still causing a commotion at Liberty High and which ones are clearly still troubled by everything that happened last season.

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A Closer Look at Every Ominous Polaroid in the 13 Reasons Why Trailer

By | May 1, 2018

The wait is finally over . . . we have an official premiere date for 13 Reasons Why, so get your calendars out, and write this down. Season two of the hit Netflix series is coming May 18, which is just weeks away, and we’re freaking out.

In addition to Netflix releasing the premiere date for the highly anticipated sophomore season of 13 Reasons Why, they dropped an all-new teaser trailer that you need to watch. As fans know, season one of the show follows the death of Hannah (played by Katherine Langford), who leaves behind 13 cassette tapes for her classmates to uncover.

Based on the newest trailer, season two will have a similar show-and-tell aspect to it, but this time it’ll be as a result of photographic evidence. According to Netflix via Variety, this season will pick up after Hannah’s death and will feature a “series of ominous Polaroids” that lead Clay (played by Dylan Minnette) and his classmates to search for even more answers. This time around, they’re trying to uncover a “sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up,” and we’ve already gotten our first look at some of the clues.

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26 New and Returning Original Shows Coming to Netflix in May

By | April 25, 2018

Netflix not only has a bunch of original movies and fan-favorite titles coming to its site in May 2018, but it has a lot of TV shows that you should be watching. More importantly, you should be watching Netflix original series that have new seasons or are premiering for the first time this month.

As you wait to see what will happen with season three of The Crown or impatiently count down until new episodes of 13 Reasons Why or Stranger Things drop, there are a lot of Netflix originals that have fresh episodes coming your way.

Shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Dear White People are back with fresh, funny and totally-worth-waiting-for episodes, not to mention all of the new comedy standup specials you have to look forward to next month. Plus, there are brand-new series from the streaming site like Mob Psycho 100 and The Who Was? Show to get ready to sink your teeth into . . . and those are only the beginning when it comes to original series that you can stream.

Check out the full list of Netflix original shows coming this May ahead, then grab your pajamas, some wine, and maybe a snack or two and let the binge-fest begin!

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9 Netflix Original Movies You Need to See in May

By | April 24, 2018

We are in the heart of Spring, and when we’re not outside soaking up the sun or getting our brunch on, we’re Netflix and chilling . . . obviously. Now that May is here, it’s time to get ready for the monthly announcement of what’s on Netflix. The streaming service has not only added some of your favorite movies to its long list of must-watch films this May – like Shrek, Disney and Pixar’s Coco, and Mamma Mia! – but Netflix has a lot of original films available that you’re going to love.

In fact, there are nine Netflix original films that have hit the streaming site this month, which means you have a valid excuse to stay in throughout the month and just chill . . . watch movies and chill, technically. Everything from dramas like Sometimes and action films like Anon.

Check out the complete list of Netflix original movies available for your viewing pleasure in May in our gallery now. Prepare yourself for a wide variety of movie options, which let’s be honest, is perfect, since you love to mix and match your film genres on the regular.

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The Exact Time the Newest Royal Was Born – and What It May Mean

By | April 23, 2018

England has another heir to the throne now that Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed their third child. The happy couple had a baby boy on Monday (April 23), and from the moment Kate headed to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning, fans of the royals were on baby watch . . . and they didn’t have to wait that long to see the healthy baby boy.

While some births can take days, Kate’s deliveries have been somewhat short traditionally, and her latest baby delivery was no different. So what exactly happened and when did the world get another prince? We’ve got it all covered below.

Around 6 a.m. local time (aka across the pond), Kensington Palace announced on social media that the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, were on their way to the hospital because Kate was in labor.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour,” the tweet read at what was about midnight on the West Coast of the United States. “The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

A few short hours later – most likely without an epidural – Kate’s youngest of three was born and the announcement was made to the public . . . following the queen being notified and the couple’s family members. The announcement was made by royal decree outside of Buckingham Palace on an easel, as all royal births and deaths are, as well as on Kensington Palace’s Twitter account.

According to the palace, the newest royal baby was born at 11:01 a.m. local UK time and weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. William was present for his son’s birth, as he was for his two other children’s deliveries, and only left to go get Prince George and Princess Charlotte to meet their baby brother before leaving the hospital. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the official announcement on Twitter read.

The newest member of the Cambridge family was born on St. George’s Day, which is England’s patron saint. He was born just a few days (two, to be exact) after his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday and a little more than a week before his big sister’s third birthday (Charlotte was born on May 2).

Into astrology? According to astrologer Rich Milostan, the time you are born means something, and the newest prince’s time seems somewhat fitting. He said that anyone born within the 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. time frame “can go far in [their career]” and “could eventually have a name for themselves.” The little prince already has a name for himself, despite the fact that his actual name has yet to be revealed, and we have a feeling he will definitely go far in his career, no matter what he pursues . . . in addition to being a royal, of course.

The rest of Kate and William’s day went along without a hitch, and the parents of three went home in the evening as planned. Only seven hours after giving birth to her third child, Kate made her first appearance with the youngster and her husband – a little bit before 6 p.m. local time – before getting in the car and heading home to Kensington Palace to continue to recuperate.

“Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received,” the couple’s Twitter account read after the family was safely back at home. “They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”

Congrats to the happy family – which is now a family of five – and the newest royal, who is now fifth in line for the throne!

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FYI, the Town Crier Is Not Actually Affiliated With the Royal Family

By | April 23, 2018

Hear ye, hear ye, the royal baby is finally here!

On Monday, Kensington Palace announced both on Twitter and by putting up the official framed announcement at Buckingham Palace that the royal baby had finally arrived. Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child, a baby boy, and these official announcements weren’t the only way people learned about the birth . . . the town crier was there to ring his bell and raise his voice.

While you might know a little bit about town criers, they are somewhat foreign to the American people, so we thought we’d explain their purpose and if they are at all relevant today. It’s true that with the invention of social media, the point of a town crier is moot, yet they still exist, and there are more than you’d think.

According to The Sun, the town crier dates back to times when literacy wasn’t widespread and has somehow lasted through modern times. They were originally commissioned to communicate and announce significant events to the townspeople such as new laws, births, deaths, etc. They were also known for walking the town at night to make sure everything was OK.

During medieval England, the town criers would get the crowd’s attention by yelling, “Oyez, oyez, oyez,” which means “hear ye, hear ye,” and then he’d ring a bell, pull out a scroll, and give everyone the news. Today, there are still 200 official town criers in the UK, according to The Guardian, but they aren’t necessarily needed.

When it came to the announcement of the third royal baby, there was in fact a town crier, but he is a self-described “independent town crier” who is not affiliated with the British royal family in any way.

This man is Tony Appleton, and he is 81 years old and a major fan of English traditions and the British royal family, which we can appreciate. Appleton was the unofficial town crier at both of Prince William’s children’s births thus far, so it makes sense that he’d show up for the newest addition to the royal family . . . even if he is technically an uninvited guest on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital.

Appleton might not be an official town crier to the royal family, but he is the official town crier to the town of Romford and has been for 14 years. When he does arrive at British royal family events, he dons the garb and gets really into his announcements so he looks the part, and we’re fans of this interesting unofficial tradition.

Over the years, he has rung his bell at more than just the royal baby births; he’s also been seen at corporate events all over the world and is a freelance town crier for hire. It’s bizarre, yes, but who are we to mess with tradition – even traditions of uninvited town criers honoring real town criers from year before him.

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