July 24, 2013 in Nation/World

Bundle of royal joy greets well-wishers

From Wire Reports
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Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday, outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
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Prince William and his wife, Kate, presented their newborn son to the world for the first time Tuesday, drawing whoops and wild applause from well-wishers as they revealed the new face of the British monarchy – though not, yet, his name.

“We’re still working on a name. So we’ll have that as soon as we can,” William told scores of reporters gathered outside St. Mary’s Hospital.

The young family’s debut public appearance was the moment the world’s media had been waiting for, but the royal couple showed no sign of stress in the face of dozens of flashing cameras. Instead the couple, both 31, laughed and joked with reporters as they took turns holding their baby son, who appeared to doze through it all.

“He’s got her looks, thankfully,” William said, referring to his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the newborn prince squirmed in his arms.

The infant is third in line to become monarch one day, after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and William.

Deputies detain Bynes after fire

Actress Amanda Bynes was detained by Ventura County sheriff’s deputies Monday and hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after she set a small fire in front of a Thousands Oaks, Calif., home, authorities said Tuesday.

Bynes, who is already facing drug charges in New York, was taken into custody for her own safety under California’s Welfare and Institutions Code following a disturbance in a Thousand Oaks residential neighborhood.

Deputies responded to a home on Avenida De Los Arboles about 8:46 p.m. Monday.

“There was a call about a small fire that she’d apparently set in front of the residence, kind of out on a sidewalk on the concrete,” said Sgt. Eric Buschow. “It wasn’t an attempt to burn down the house or anything.”

The birthday bunch

Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 80. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 77. Actor Dan Hedaya is 73. Actor Chris Sarandon is 71. Comedian Gallagher is 67. Actor Robert Hays is 66. Actor Michael Richards is 64. Actress Lynda Carter is 62. Movie director Gus Van Sant is 61. Country singer Pam Tillis is 56. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 45. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 44. Actor Eric Szmanda is 38. Actress Rose Byrne is 34. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 31. Actress Anna Paquin is 31.

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