Royal watchers living in Humboldt County will be on alert this July, as the Christian Science Monitor is reporting today Jan. 14, 2013, that Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge have announced a July due date for the couple's first child. Rumors of twins being added to the British royal family have been nixed by St. James Palace.
When the former Catherine Middleton was admitted to the hospital last month for a severe form of morning sickness, there was speculation that the 31-year-old wife of the heir to the throne may be carrying twins. The condition is more prevalent in mother's who deliver multiples. However, with the announcement of a baby arriving this summer, that speculation was put to rest. The palace did not comment on whether the stork will deliver a little prince or princess.
Whether William and Kate add a little girl or a little boy to their family, that child will eventually be the ruler of Great Britain. Although the British government has not yet voted on allowing females to be in direct succession line to the throne, it is expected they soon will. Queen Elizabeth has also expressed support for the new law as have the thousands of residents of the country. The child of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William will be third in line to the British throne.
Since there has been no word on the sex of the royal couple's first baby, there has also been no word on what names the little prince or princess will be christened with. Family members of both Kate and William carry some well-established and royal sounding names from which to choose. Humboldt fans of the commoner who married into the British royal family, no doubt, will be giddy with excitement when the baby is finally born.
Source: Christian Science Monitor