Will And Kate’s Unborn Child Gets A Shiny Royal Title
As we await for the royal birth, it was confirmed today that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s firstborn child will hold the title “His/Her Royal Highness, Prince/Princess ___ of Cambridge.” Buckingham Palace made the announcement today from London ahead of the historic delivery.
I was reminded by CNN’s royal correspondent Max Foster that titles are a gift from the monarch. Her Majesty styled William and Catherine with the Cambridge name on their wedding day, as she did with the Duke and Duchess of York before their nuptials in 1986. Prior to acceding to the throne, the Queen was made “Duchess of Edinburgh” on her wedding day in 1947.
This news comes after the Palace confirmed that Prince William‘s cousin, Zara Phillips is expecting her first child with husband Mike Tindall. Phillips, who is the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, does not hold a royal title since her mother (Princess Anne) preferred her children be raised as private citizens.
It is believed that Catherine is due July 13th, but as she told a Glasgow well-wisher in April, “babies have their own agenda.”
According to E! Online‘s Melanie Bromley, a helicopter was spotted not far from the couple’s rented Anglesey home, waiting to take William into London at a moment’s notice.