There’s been a lot of excitement and anticipation in the air as Prince William and Duchess Catherine prepared for the arrival of their royal baby. So many have been wondering when this little bundle of joy would arrive, what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would name the third in line to the throne and, perhaps most on everyone’s minds, would they welcome a prince or princess?

These questions really aren’t so different than those all parents face in the days and weeks leading up to the arrival of a new baby. That got us to wondering…don’t all parents think of their new arrival as their very own prince or princess? You don’t have to be royal to celebrate the birth of a child with much pomp and circumstance. At least, not at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

So we decided to welcome all the babies delivered at our hospital on this royal birthday with some fanfare of our own. Take a look to see the celebration fit for a prince…and a princess!

First, we made an official announcement…

Royal Birth Announcement

And what’s a prince or princess to do without a crown? We made sure all of our Shady Grove babies received the proper adornment.


Royalty is all about lineage, so we couldn’t leave out our mothers. We served tea and scones mid-afternoon on our Mother-Baby unit.

Tea and Cookies

Finally, we presented each mother with a heart-shaped crown picture frame. What better way to display a photo of their precious new baby?

Crown Frame

While we can’t promise that the babies born at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center will grow up to become royalty, we do want them to know that they’re special in our eyes. We celebrate with you and wish you all the best!