The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will keep it “traditional” when it comes to naming royal baby no. 3.
The royal pair announced their new pregnancy merely a week ago, sparking a flurry of bets on the possible name for the baby.
However, according to Christian Turner, global naming director at Siegel+Gale, the couple is likely to opt for a “traditional but down-to-earth” name.
“The key consideration when naming a royal baby is the fine balance between tradition and accessibility,” Turner told Hello! magazine. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will want the fifth-in-line to the throne to bear a name worthy of such weight, and it’s therefore likely they will choose a solid, traditional name with strong links to royalty. At the same time, they won’t want to appear old-fashioned or haughty, so choosing a name the public can embrace is equally important.”
“George and Charlotte are excellent examples of names that strike the balance perfectly; royal by tradition, solid in heritage, both names have enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade, and it’s not uncommon to hear either name being called in the local playground. This is common of the style of this generation of royals, who want to be more down-to-earth than their predecessors,” he added.
The princely couple is getting ready to welcome royal baby no.3.
The news was confirmed on Monday by Kensington Palace. The pregnancy is said to be less than 12 weeks and it will be the couple’s third child in 5 years.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, was apparently forced to make the announcement as she had to cancel an engagement on Monday because of extreme morning sickness.
“Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” a statement from the Palace read.
“As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road children’s centre in London today. The duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”
It seems that recent speculation about a third royal pregnancy proved correct. After receiving a toy during a trip to Poland in July, Kate joked with her husband about the need to “have more babies,” feeding the rumors of a third pregnancy.
Whether it’s a girl or boy, the future baby will take fifth place in succession to the British throne, behind Prince Charles, William and George and Charlotte. This royal baby will relegate Prince Harry to sixth place.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will accompany their eldest son, Prince George, 4, on his return to kindergarten.
For little George’s return to classes, the royal couple decided to do away with the drivers and staff made available and take him to school themselves.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanying Prince George, will be met on arrival at the school by the Head of Lower School, Helen Haslem, who will then escort Their Royal Highnesses to Prince George’s reception classroom,” a statement from Kensington Palace announced. [via People]
Thus on September 7 the royal pair will be at Thomas Elementary School, in the Battersea district of London, for the beginning of the school year.
Like Diana before them, Kate and William are keen to offer their children a “normal” education. They have thus overruled the royal protocol which requires children to study through homeschooling, and opted for a “regular” school instead.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, recently revealed that her daughter has something in common with her late grandmother.
Even though she will never have the chance to meet her maternal grandmother, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997, Princess Charlotte will be happy to have inherited one of the princess’ great passions: dance.
During her visit at the Princess Diana garden at Kensington Palace on Wednesday with Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate revealed that the 2-year-old is attending dance classes.
“She absolutely loves it,” she said while chatting to English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo about Diana’s passion for dancing.[via Hello!]
During the conversation, Prince William went into detail about Lady Di’s passion: “She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer. We’ve been going through her music collection recently and there’s some quite eclectic stuff in there. She was elated by the skill.”
William and Kate have revealed that they try to bring Diana’s memory into their children’s life.
In the documentary “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”, the Duke explained that he tells his children stories about his mother.
“So we’ve got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff. And it’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she cannot really provide that – that level of detail. So I – I do regularly put George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s important that they – they know who she was and that she existed,” the Prince said.
Is the royal family expanding?
Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, was reportedly rushed to King Edward VII Hospital and this had worried her fans a lot. Duchess Kate was reportedly admitted for a day before being released the next day, according to Woman’s Day.
But since this is the same hospital she visited when she was pregnant with George and Charlotte, rumors are claiming that she could be pregnant again.
Lately there has been a lot of speculation about a third royal pregnancy and the media are looking for the slightest sign that would confirm such news.
Bookmakers in UK are already accepting bets on the baby’s sex.
In addition, last month Kate made a joke about having another baby after receiving a toy in Poland, saying, “We will just have to have more babies.”
According to Gossip Cop, no official statement was made concerning the hospitalization.
Bookmakers believe that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will soon announce a third royal pregnancy.
Bookmaker Coral was forced to suspend the betting this Friday, August 25, after being flooded with orders in the last 24 hours.
However, the house is accepting bets on the actual baby’s sex, with the odds-on favorite, at 10-11, placed on the baby being a boy.
“This latest gamble suggests to us that Kate and William could be set to make an announcement soon that they are expecting a third child therefore we have pulled the plug on the market to allow the dust to settle,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“We have opened betting on the gender of the third child where boy is the favourite, while we have taken bets on Kate giving birth to twins and triplets.”
This isn’t the first baby rumor concerning the royal couple. Earlier this summer, Kate joked about having another baby after being gifted with a toy in Poland. The Duchess laughed and turned to her husband, saying, ” We will just have to have more babies.”
According to Zara Phillips’ husband, the actress is now ready to enter the British royal family.
Mike Tindall, the husband of Prince Harry’s cousin Zara Phillips, recently talked about Meghan Markle in an interview with Sunday People.
“It comes with a lot of history and the family that it is. It’s obviously nerve-racking,” he told the publication. “But she has been under enough scrutiny and pressure in her day-to-day life so I’m sure she will get through it. She will be fine.”
The sportsman also had to integrate into the royal family years ago and, therefore, knows what he is talking about. He is a professional rugby player and fell in love with Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter.
“As long as they are both happy that’s all that you can ask for. She’ll do absolutely fine,” he concluded.
Despite being a long-distance relationship, Harry and Meghan seem to make it work just fine since the two are together since May 2016.
Rumors are swirling lately that an engagement is not far away.
The rules are strict: the British royal family is prohibited from signing autographs.
The code of good conduct of the British monarchy states that no member of the reigning family should sign autographs.
According to The Express, no one is authorized to sign a document without first obtaining the Queen’s consent.
This rule applies of course to the most famous figures in the family: the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry.
The reason is simple and logical: in order to avoid any risk of falsification of their signature and therefore any usurpation of identity.
So put aside any hope of ever seeing Duchess Kate scribbling her signature on a picture. Fortunately, we still have the selfies.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, discretely pays tribute to the memory of her husband’s mother with her jewelry.
One of Kate’s favorite pieces of jewelry is a gift she received from her sister Pippa in 2013: a necklace featuring a gold-plated disc with the words “George Alexander Louis” etched into it.
The sentimental present also features a charm engraved with the letter ‘W’ for ‘William’ inscribed on it, and a small charm shaped like a boy.
The necklace, created by Merci Maman, is actually a small honoring the memory of Lady Di.
The brand wrote a message on their blog: “Upon the birth of Prince William in 1982, Prince Charles gave Diana the gift of a gold pendant (photographed below) engraved their new son’s name, which she always wore close to her heart.Princess-Diana-personalised-necklace In 2013, Pippa Middleton continued this family tradition by giving her sister Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, our Personalised Duchess Necklace to celebrate the birth of Prince George.”
“The Duchess Necklace” and variations can now be personalized on the jeweler’s website.
Are things not over in the Brangelina couple?
A year after the announcement of their divorce, US Weekly announced on Wednesday that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are taking a break in their divorce proceedings.
The 42-year-old actress is reportedly open to the idea of patching things up with Pitt since he has made all the efforts to treat his addiction to alcohol.
“The divorce is off,” a source told the latest issue of Us Weekly. “They haven’t done anything to move it forward in several months and no one thinks they are ever going to.”
Last September, the actress announced her decision to file for divorce after a dispute between Brad and their eldest son, Maddox.
“He got sober to try and win her back. He knew he had a problem that he had to take care of. And that’s all she ever wanted,” the source added.
Jolie could therefore reconsider her decision. “She’s still so in love with him,” says the source.
A friend of the actress explained that she would be ready to get back with with her ex, “if he showed he was committed to raising a family.”
In May, the 52-year-old actor told GQ magazine that he had put an end to his addictions, admitting that he had had a problem with drinking too much.
It seems the Brangelina saga is not over yet.