Kate Middleton’s baby doesn’t have a name yet, but he or she has an official title according to a statement from Kensington Palace.
The new bundle will be officially referred to as His or Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess of Cambridge, a representative for Kensington Palace confirmed to Us Weekly of the royal baby-to-be on Monday, July 8.
The announcement follows Queen Elizabeth’s, the baby’s great-grandmother, proclamation earlier this year. As Us Weekly previously reported, the British monarch changed a century-old decree made by her grandfather, King George V, stating that daughters, even firstborn daughters, would be referred to as “ladies” rather than “princesses.” (Sons would be called “princes”).
As for the new baby, a Palace aid told the magazine that Kate and Wills have not announced a name yet and probably won’t decide until the day of the birth. Bets are that if it’s a girl Alexandra is the choice and if a boy, George.
Kate Middleton has not been seen in public in recent weeks after she suspended her official activities to get ready for the impending arrival of her baby. The child is due July 11.
Naming the baby could take even longer than a day. Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, took a whole week to name William while the Queen and Prince Phillip took a full month to name Charles.
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be busy trying to prepare her home for the baby and doing as much as she can before the birth as she knows she will have time for nothing else once the heir arrives.
If a boy is born, he will be third in line to the throne of England after his grandfather Charles and father William. Many have speculated for years that Charles will favor his son William ascending to the throne after Queen Elizabeth passes away.
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