Kate Middleton Due Date; Duchess Talks Baby Names And Mid-July Birthday For Newest Royal

By iScienceTimes Staff on April 5, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton's due date is in mid-July. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Kate Middleton's due date has been revealed by the Duchess herself during a recent trip to Scotland. According to the Mirror, the duchess of Cambridge told an admirer the due date is "around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda." Kate Middleton's due date has been the subject of much conversation in the UK and around the world. Not surprisingly, people have been placing bets on when the new royal will come into the world, and until Kate Middlleton's due date slip the favorite date was July 3. Perhaps the next biggest question on the minds of royal watchers is what the baby's name will be.

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"We have a shortlist for both, but it's very difficult. My friends keep texting me names," the pregnant duchess said.

Although Kate Middleton's due date is in mid-July, the pregnant duchess said she will continue her royal duties  until just a few weeks before the due date. According to reports she will go on maternity leave in June to prepare for the birth of the baby. Kate and Prince William have also canceled any international visits for the rest of the year due to the birth of their first child.

While a baby name is an exciting choice for any new parent, Kate Middleton's due date will also herald in a new member of the royal family and the little bundle of joy will get a royal title attached to his/her name. Britain's Queen Elizabeth has announced that if Prince William and pregnant wife Kate have a daughter she will officially hold the title of princess, updating rules introduced almost a century ago.

A notice placed in the London Gazette, Britain's official newspaper of record, said: "All the children of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales (Charles) should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of Royal Highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honor."

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