Royal Baby on the way!

22 07 2013

It’s a VERY good job I have today off of work – I can’t imagine I’d be able to leave BBC News alone if I was in the office!

There’s rumours everywhere about her due date, the gender etc, but it turns out they’re based on nothing! Here’s some bits and pieces from the BBCs article this morning:

  • Although we all said Kate was a week late, the due date was never announced, it was a guess at ‘mid July’, but even that is not certain!
  • Although everyone said she let slip she’s having a girl (a child gave her a toy and her response was “Oh thanks, I’ll give that to my d.. baby” – was that daughter or dog?!), she and William don’t even know what they’re having!!
  • The Queen, senior members of the Royal Family, and the duchess’s family – if they are not at the hospital – will be told about the birth first. (Not a tonne of politicians as some have thought)
  • Then the birth announcement will be displayed on an ‘ornate easel’ in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, followed by a Twitter/Facebook announcement and then the Media will be informed
  • As for names. Royals often seem to have about 4 first names, but I’m just going to put two in for each gender – no one would ever manage all 4, surely?! If it’s a girl, I’m guessing Alexandra Diana, if it’s a boy, George William. To be honest I’m more confident in the middle names than the first as there’s reasoning behind them! For the first names I just chose royal names that no senior royal currently has!

    What are your guesses for the names?!

    **EDIT** So I’ve just read that Alexandra and George are the bookies favourite names, I honestly guessed them before hearing that!!! ****

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3 responses

22 07 2013
Becky Coldrick

I like your guesses, and have the same reasoning 🙂

22 07 2013
Ineke

my blog thought this was spam!!!! woopsy!
I have watched WAY too much of BBC News 24 today….!

2 05 2015
Royal Baby: It’s a girl – name guessing time | ineke.co.uk

[…] Prince George was born I put forward ten potential names, I guessed at Alexandra for a girl before we knew the gender, but as Alexander is one of George’s middle names, I think this is […]

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