The Duchess of Cambridge is due in mere weeks, but reportedly doesn’t yet know if she’ll be giving birth to a prince or princess!
Kate Middleton, seen her with Prince Harry and her husband, Prince William, attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 15, has laid out a plan for the royal baby’s arrival.
“They don’t know the sex of the baby and have decided not to find out,” a loose-lipped royal official revealed, adding that the dad-to-be ”fully intends to be present at the birth.”
The public can expect to hear word when labor has started, but only after Kate Middleton has been settled into her hospital room.
USA Today reports on how the birth announcement will be made with a mix of tradition and modern technology:
Officials said a royal aide will emerge from the hospital with a signed bulletin on foolscap-sized paper carrying the Buckingham Palace letterhead. The bulletin will be given to an official who will be driven to the Palace, where it will be posted on an easel in public view in front of the building. At the same time the bulletin is posted, there will be an announcement on Twitter and the media will be formally notified. The document will give the baby’s gender, weight and time of birth.
After welcoming their son or daughter, Kate Middleton is expected to take a long maternity leave, while Prince William has plans for a two-week paternity leave.