Duchess Kate and Prince William broke a centuries-old newlywed royal baby tradition
Considered to be modernizers, the Duke and the Duchess have broken away from Royal traditions.
Express reported that Prince William and Kate are the first future monarchs in 200 years to re-write one important rule.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot on April 29, 2011. However, they did not follow Royal tradition when they decided to have a family.
This made them the first future monarchs in 200 years not to have conceived in the first year of their marriage. The couple announced they were expecting their first baby in December 2012.
Though it is not laid down in law, Britain has seen newlywed royals have had children immediately throughout its history.
William and Kate, however, are said to be modernizers and have broken away from a number of Royal traditions.
Kate suffered from crippling morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum back then. The couple announced the exciting news before the 12-week mark to avoid wild speculations.
The heir to the throne was born on July 22, 2013, and the fans rejoiced by welcoming a new addition to the Royal Family.
However, that was not the case earlier and the public did not have to wait long before future monarchs became pregnant quickly after their wedding.
William’s father, Prince Charles, was born just six days before his parents, the Queen and Prince Philip, celebrated their first wedding anniversary on November 20, 1947.
The reason the couple started their family a little later is said to be William’s commitment to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and his duty as a future King of the UK.
Royal author, Gill Knappett, said, “It is thought that William and Catherine, as newly-weds, may have delayed starting a family so that they could participate fully in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.”
The young couple had toured Asia on behalf of Her Majesty in September 2012 as part of her Diamond Jubilee year.
As part of the tour, they visited Singapore, Malaysia where they visited Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu in the South Pacific.
Knappett said of William’s commitment to the head of state that it was an undertaking he has been preparing for his whole life and readily accepts.
As for Kate, these are duties she equally accepts in her role as a wife of a future King of England, the position for which she has been coached to fulfill since their engagement, according to the author.
The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her third child in April, ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19.