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What to Call the Royal Baby: Canute?

If you’re betting on the name of the baby boy just born to royals William and Kate, probably best go with James or George, the top favorites.

But I’d vote for another name: Canute. The famous Danish king ruled England from 1016 to 1035, and is best known for his legendary encounter with the ocean, where he commanded the waves to stop advancing.

The purpose of the operation was to point out the folly of human arrogance – and we could use a little of that wisdom right now. So giving the newborn the name Canute would be a novel way of turning public attention to what his future – and ours – has in store.

Queen’s Corgis On a Rampage … OMG!

After playing their role impeccably for the James Bond sequence in the Olympics’ opening ceremony, the Queen’s corgis have disgraced themselves on the royal summer vacation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her Majesty’s six dogs ganged up on Max, an 11-year-old Norfolk terrier belonging to Princess Beatrice as the dogs were all coming in from a walk.

Prince Philip’s Holiday Gift to Wildlife

Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth of the U.K., and president of the World Wildlife Fund (yes, really!), saved the lives of a few animals today. That’s because he’s in hospital with a heart condition and wasn’t be able to join the Royal Family’s “traditional” December 26 hunting expedition.