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Royal Baby News: Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby given official title before birth

Francesca Menato
by Francesca Menato Published on 9 July 2013
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Prince William and Kate Middleton's unborn baby has already been given their royal title by the Queen. Kate's been breaking with tradition all over the place and now her little one has got itself its own first. It will be the first Prince or Princess of Cambridge, carrying on her and William's connection to the town.

The Queen has announced that her future grandchild is to have the title of Prince or Princess of Cambridge.

A rep for Kensington Palace announced: "The royal couple's child will officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess of Cambridge."

This will make it the first royal in history to hold this title.

The child's title has obviously been bestowed to tie in to his or her parents' titles.

They were named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day in April 2011 by the Queen.

The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, is delighted with the news.

He said: "It's a great honour and I'm sure the people of Cambridge will appreciate it greatly.

Kate Middleton


Member of the Royal Family
born 09/01/1982

"I think it's lovely to continue the close link with the Royal family.

"I think anything which helps to keep Cambridge in the public eye is a good thing as we rely on tourism."

As the world prepares for Kate's due date, which is widely believed to be 13th July, questions continue to arise over the name the child will have.

Bookies are putting the best odds on Alexandra or George but there is no indication that any decision has been made in advance of the birth.

A palace aide told US Weekly: "The couple have yet to decide on a name and probably won't until the day of the birth."

Prince Charles and Princess Diana took a full seven days to name William.

When the baby does arrive in the world the gender, weight and time of birth will be announced just inside the gates of Buckingham Palace on a wood and gold easel.

Following that a 41-gun salute will take place in Hyde Park.

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by Francesca Menato