The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are just weeks away from welcoming their first child.
As excitement builds, the Royal Family and the nation eagerly await the arrival of the new heir to the throne. The baby will become the most famous baby in the world and celebrations will take place across the world when the child arrives.
William and Kate are currently preparing for parenthood, and the expectant Duchess went on maternity leave last week, just weeks before her due date.
Royal Central has put together a list of fun facts about the royal baby:
- The Royal Baby will become third-in-line for the throne behind grandfather Prince Charles and dad Prince William.
- The newborn will become a Prince or Princess, and will carry the title of His/Her Royal Highness.
- When the baby is born, it will be honoured with a 41-gun salute.
- The baby is to be born in the same hospital as Prince William. Kate is expected to give birth in the Lingo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London.
- Prince William will be present at the baby’s birth.
- In December, when the baby was announced, there was a twitter frenzy, with royal baby becoming the top trend in the world. This led #royalbaby to become the most re-tweeted hashtag ever on Twitter.
- If Prince William lives to the age of 90, the baby won’t be King or Queen until 2072.
- Prince William is hoping for a girl, while Kate has revealed she would like a boy.
- The baby will become the Queen’s third-great grandchild.
- The new born will become the first monarch of the 22nd century if the child lives to 87.
- The arrival of the new heir to the throne is set to cause excitement across the country as it has been predicted the nation will spend £250million on royal baby goodies.