The Royal Countdown Is On!
The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William are on the verge of welcoming a future monarch into the world. Though rumors circulated early that Kate Middleton was having a girl, recent news indicates they're going to be surprised like the rest of the world.
They haven't picked out a name but they already know how the royal child will be addressed. Kensington Palace confirmed to Us Weekly that the baby will be will 'officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess of Cambridge.' Technically, the child will have a higher rank than his or her mother. WHAT UP, PLAYA?!
So what happens after Kate gives birth to her little prince or princess? Royal Protocol is what happens.
The baby, who will be third in line for the throne, the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital where Princess Diana gave birth to William nearly 31 years ago. Queen Elizabeth will be the first notified through a encrypted phone line.
A Royal aide will depart the hospital carrying a sheet of paper detailing the baby’s sex, weight and time of birth. This will be handed to a driver to be taken to Buckingham Palace with a police escort. The notice will be placed on an easel in the forecourt of the palace for public viewing.
The first opportunity to get a glimpse of the new baby will most likely come when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital.
This is fun stuff but I have a few more questions I need answered like will they name the child after Prince William's mother, Diana? Will Kate Middleton get the good drugs or will she be expected to stiffen her British upper lip?