AMONGST the thousands of royal baby articles currently littering the Internet, there’s a lot of information to plough through if you want to learn something new about the royal heir-to-be. From baby shower ideas to Kate Middleton health updates to top ten royal baby names — it seems everyone has weighed in on all aspects of the impending birth.
Here at Australian Times we’ve sorted through the rubble to bring you the top ten facts you might not know about the royal baby, Aussie style of course!
Ten things you might not know about the royal baby:
- The royal baby is due to be born on 13 July, which is coincidentally the same week that Schapelle Corby turns the big 3-6.
- The unborn royal already has its own Wikipedia page. It includes a ‘reactions’ section, which mentions our almighty former leader Julia Gillard’s kangaroo-knitting stunt.
- The kid has its very own Twitter account already — talk about starting early! Follow @royalfetus for personal comments and opinions from the little prince/princess.
- Michael Christian, one of the Australian DJ’s responsible for the royal baby prank call, won a ‘Top Jock’ award from 2Day FM’s owners Austereo just six months after the scandal.
- The media have commented that the royal baby is the most famous baby in the world. With recent reports that Home and Away superstar Tammin Sursok is pregnant, we’re not sure how long the royal baby will keep that title.
- Kate will receive six months of maternity leave from her royal duties–which includes wearing fancy hats, smiling at malnourished children and having babies.
- Kate and Wills’ baby will be the third in line as heir to the throne. That is of course if no royal Australian lineage is found first.
- Did your parents renovate their home before you moved in? Kate and Wills splurged £1m on their Kensington Palace apartment to make sure it’s perfect for the royal babe.
- With an Auntie like Pippa Middleton, no birthday party will go amiss. This little baby is the first royal to ever have a baby shower. Gifts for Kate included condoms from the Finnish Government … what are they trying to say?
- When the royal bub arrives, a notice will be posted on an easel just inside the gates of Buckingham Palace. For those without access to this royal notice, it will also be posted on social media for the very first time.