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.
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.”
A new royal pregnancy is the subject of an alleged recent rumor.
A report by Life & Style claims that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can’t come to an agreement on whether they should have another baby.
The publication alleges that the royals have been “arguing over expanding their brood” for some time and cite a “royal insider” that says, “William’s happy with the family as it stands, while Kate wants another baby.”
The “source” also claims that since the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, comes from a family of three children she “thinks it’s the perfect number.”
For his part, William is happy with having a boy and a girl. “He feels they have enough on their plate already,” the “insider” adds.
However, Gossip Cop denies the report, writing that, “Such decisions are made privately, and neither of them or their few trusted confidantes are sharing that kind of personal information with the untrustworthy tabloid.”
In addition, the magazine questions the validity of the report given that the same publication wrote about Kate being pregnant with twins just one month ago.
The royals were invited on Thursday evening to a reception at the Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin, an opportunity for them to meet GoT star Tom Wlaschiha.
And since they are avid fans of the series, they tried to get scoops on their favorite show from the actor.
“They said they really liked Game of Thrones and have watched every series,” Wlaschiha, 44, said. “They wanted spoilers, but I said I couldn’t tell them.”
“I’m surprised they have time to watch such a long-running series,” he added.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1 in April the couple talked about their very normal lifestyle and how they like to watch series. Prince William revealed that he is very fond of Homeland and Game of Thrones.
The seventh season of the HBO fantasy drama television series premiered on July 16, 2017.
Now parents of two children, the two royals have been the target of pregnancy rumors since their marriage in April 2011 and until today.
Some of the latest allegations even claimed that the pair is expecting twins or that Kate is pregnant with another girl.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are now on official visits to Poland and Germany. The couple is accompanied by their two children, Prince George, who turns 4 today, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
As the couple completed their visit at The Heart—an incubator for digital and tech start-ups in Warsaw, Poland, Catherine was gifted cuddly toys designed for newborns.
Upon receiving the gifts, she turned to William and made a funny remark that did not go unnoticed, saying, “We will just have to have more babies!”
With Prince Philip retiring in the fall and the numerous obligations linked to their rank, there seems to be little room left for the arrival of a third child at the moment.
“They have decided that their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will travel with them and we expect the children to be seen in at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week,” a statement from the palace read.
“They look forward to a busy and impactful tour and are grateful that they will have the opportunity to meet the Polish and German people — such important friends of the United Kingdom — as a family.”
The children will be staying with their nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo as the royals honor their engagements.
The tour will include visits to Warsaw on July 17 where they will meet with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, and also a visit to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
In Germany they will be visiting Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg before returning to London on July 21.
An estimated one billion people watched the ceremony as it took place at Westminster Abbey in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, appeared in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress, a hand embroidered gown made of lace and satin which required long hours of work.
Almost a year and a half after their official union, the royal couple announced the arrival of the very first royal baby and it was in July 2013 that the family welcomed little Prince George.
One year later, Kate revealed that she was expecting a second child and gave birth in May 2015 to little Charlotte.
This year the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary. For the occasion, a photo of the two royals from that special day was posted on the Instagram account of Kensington Palace.
“Thank you so much for all the lovely messages wishing The Duke and Duchess a happy sixth wedding anniversary,” the caption read.
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The couple also sent individual thank you notes to well-wishers, a photo of the pair from their royal tour of Bhutan last year and a message that read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are most grateful to you for the message you so kindly took the trouble to send on the occasion of their 6th Wedding Anniversary. It was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.”