George and Charlotte will be meeting their new sibling soon. While Kate isn’t due for another two months, here’s everything we know about the third baby.
But what about those small details about the new baby?
The baby will arrive in April.
Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate Middleton’s due date falls in April, though the official tweet didn’t specify anything further. This also means one more thing. The new baby may share a birthday with another important royal: Queen Elizabeth, she was born on April 21, 1926.
Something about the names?
Well, nothing is for sure yet. But, our sources say that potential names include Mary and Arthur. Some betting sites have carefully adjusted the odds on the future royal’s official moniker. Alice and Elizabeth initially jumped out as favourites for a girl, and James, Albert or Alfred for a boy.
However, according to the recent reports, Mary, Albert and Arthur are the most potential one. All these suggestions follow the British royal tradition of honouring the past monarchs and relatives.
The birth might take place at home.
In addition to the first and second born of William and Kate, both William and Harry came into the world at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The spot is very well-known for its extreme privacy.
Despite all of this, the rumour is, that Kate Middleton would like to give birth at Kensington Palace the third time. Instead of facing hundreds of paparazzi outside of the maternity ward, she wants to introduce the baby to George and Charlotte within the privacy of her own home.
The new heir will change British succession history.
For the first time, the sex of the royal baby, be it a girl or a boy will not impact who’s next in line for the throne. Thanks to the passage of the Succession to the Crown Act in 2013. This means that the male heirs don’t take precedence over their sisters.