The recent surprise announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child has fans of the Royal couple excited. And, just a day after the announcement, there is already speculation as to what the new baby will be named.
A palace insider has told that the couple already has a short list of possible names. But, Diana is not on the list.
“William and Kate have decided to wait until the baby is born before deciding on a name, but they do have a shortlist of possibilities,” said the insider. “They are favoring very traditional names, such as Phillip, or Andrew for a boy, and Elizabeth or Marguerite for a girl.”
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No one knows yet if they are having a girl or a boy, not even the Duke and Duchess, according to sources close to the couple. The couple just want a healthy baby. It is not clear how far along she is in her pregnancy.
But, since she is dealing once again with severe morning sickness, known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, she is still in her first trimester, no more than 12 weeks along.
After the announcement, Prince William opened up for the first time about his wife’s pregnancy. While he was speaking at a policing and health conference, he said that the pregnancy was very good news and that the couple had been celebrating.
Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, will be getting a new brother or sister next spring and Prince Harry will be getting a new niece or nephew.
It’s estimated that the Duchess will give birth in April or May and Prince Harry is excited to be an uncle again.
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The new baby will be sixth in line to the throne, behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.
The timing of the announcement was very early in Middleton’s pregnancy. She was forced to cancel an engagement due to her morning sickness, so the palace put out the announcement when no one was expecting it.
It was also just days after the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, Prince William’s mother.