Kate Middleton, Prince William's baby to be Prince or Princess of Cambridge

Published Tuesday, Jul 9 2013, 16:51 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Kate Middleton's baby will be the Prince or Princess of Cambridge, it has been confirmed.

As the UK gears up for the royal birth, Buckingham Palace officials revealed the official title that Kate's baby – and any future children she bears - will carry.

The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, are thought to be preparing for the birth of their first child together any day now.

It's already been announced that Kate will give birth to her child in the private Lindo Wing at the St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, where William and his younger brother Prince Harry were born.

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Queenstown Community cultural in Singapore, September 2012


Kate and William during their visit to Singapore in 2012

Kate and William have chosen not to discover the sex of their baby ahead of its birth.

The world's media have been camped outside the central London hospital where the third-in-line to the throne will be born for the past week as excitement about the royal arrival grows.

It's believed that the Queen will be the first to learn whether it's a little Prince or Princess via an encrypted phone call from the hospital.

Prime Minister David Cameron will also be informed of the news, along with, of course, members of the royal family and the Middleton family.

News of the birth will be announced to the general public when an royal aide leaves the hospital with the birth notice (signed by medics) and travels with a police escort to Buckingham Palace, where the notice will be affixed to an easel in the palace forecourt.

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