There were newspaper covers, collectors editions of magazines, commemorative coins and more memorabilia than anyone in England could buy. But as it turns out, the royal baby still needed a traditional birth certificate to mark the occasion.
Rebecca English of the Daily Mail reports that Prince William formally "registered" his son, Prince George, at Kensington Palace in front of a Registrar from Westminster Register Office on Friday morning.
Only Will signed the registry, not Kate, as it requires only one parent's signature (and he signed it "William" -- how informal). But the certificate form is filled with lots of fun details about the whole family. Here are our favorites, as revealed by the BBC's Peter Hunt:
- Where it asked Prince William to list his job, he wrote "Prince of the United Kingdom."
- For Kate's job, William listed "Princess of the United Kingdom." Note: In 1982, there was no place for Diana to list her occupation.
- In addition to being the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate is also Princess William of Wales.
- Georgie's name is officially H.R.H. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (no, not Baby-G as we had hoped).
OK, it's official: There is no cooler job than "Princess of the United Kingdom." We've never been more jealous. See the actual certificate -- and William's handwriting! -- in the photos below.
Man of the hour: