With the newest royal expected to arrive in April, the Duchess of Cambridge is now officially on maternity leave, as she prepares for the arrival of her third child.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child is due sometime next month, and while they've kept royal fans in the dark about possible names, there are already clues to what the baby's official title will be, as reported by All Cute All the Time.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are about to get a new royal sibling and that little baby will be born with a title just as fancy as theirs. But like all things British royalty, the specifics are complicated and affected by tradition.
According to royal historian Marlene Koenig, the baby will have the long title of either His Royal Highness Prince ‘name’ of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Her Royal Highness Princess ‘name’of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
However, Koenig says their title will be 'styled' differently to reflect their parents' title - meaning they'll be addressed as His/Her Royal Highness Prince/Princess of Cambridge just like George and Charlotte.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children, on the other hand, will not have the title of "Prince" and "Princess," according to the Letters Patent of 1917 and the Queen's patent in 2012.
Instead, they'll be titled Lord or Lady ‘name’ Mountbatten-Windsor, unless the sovereign steps in to make any changes.
When the fifth in line to the throne finally makes his or her arrival into the world, per tradition, an official letter noting the child's birth date and time, sex, and weight, will be posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.
Well, all eyes are now eagerly watching the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London waiting for the little Prince or Princess to make their arrival in the next month, just in time for uncle Harry's wedding.