Duchess Kate Middleton is expecting the arrival of her second baby this month. In an attempt to avoid sibling rivalry, Prince William and Princess Kate are preparing 21-month-old Prince George about what to expect, reported Yahoo News.
Both Kate and William have attempted to protect the little boy from an excess of publicity. They have permitted him to appear at official public events only three times, all of which have caused the cheerful child to soar in social media fame without his knowledge.
When he was only 27-hours-old, the tiny infant was shown to journalists as the new family exited the hospital.
“He’s got a good pair of lungs on him,” boasted Prince William.
When he was 3-months-old, his christening ceremony became a public event, as did the royal family’s spring 2014 tour of New Zealand and Australia.
Little Prince George enjoyed socializing with other babies and visiting with animals at the Sydney zoo. And while all toddlers like to interact with their peers and pets (the little guy has a doggy named Lupo), Prince George has a royal version of babyhood despite the voiced desire of both Duchess Kate and Prince William to normalize his life.
He lives with his royal parents in two enormous residences, one an upscale apartment in Kensington Palace and the other a country home with 10 bedrooms. And Prince George definitely doesn’t lack for toys, with 700 presents arriving to honor the great occasion of turning 1-year-old.
In addition, Duchess Kate and Prince William have been buying additional gifts for the little boy to avoid having him feel jealous when a fuss is made over his soon-to-arrive sister or brother.
As to the exact due date of Princess Kate? The Duchess of Cambridge revealed the anticipated date range herself, reported the UK Telegraph.
“I’m due mid-April, to the end of April. Not long to go now,” she revealed.
More precisely, however, one report stated April 25 as the exact due date. However, depending on what date the baby actually arrives, the royal boy or girl could share the Queen’s birthday (she turns 89 on April 21) or its parents’ fourth wedding anniversary (April 29).
What about the baby’s name and gender? As the Inquisitr reported, British gaming and betting companies are profiting by taking wagers of whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will welcome a baby girl or boy as well as the name.
“Alice is the new favorite… You have to think there is good reason for the gamble,” revealed Rupert Adams, spokesman for William Hill.
Bets that the royal infant will be a girl are winning, with other popular names include Elizabeth, Charlotte, Victoria, Alexandra, and Diana. But what if the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge have a second boy? You can bet on Arthur, Henry, and James reigning neck-and-neck.
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