From the start of their relationship, eventual marriage, and now even with their children, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a Prince William and Kate Middleton seem to be shaking strict royal tradition up with a third baby on the way.
While Kensington Palace announced the family’s elation at the news last Monday, and the Queen was said to be “delighted” with the news, it will be the first time in nearly 60 years that anyone, at least in her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth The Second’s immediate family, that a royal couple will have a third child, notes Hola.
While the Queen herself has four children with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh —- Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward—- they in turn kept with having only two children each.
Charles to Prince William and Prince Harry, Anne to Peter Philips and Zara, Andrew the father to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and Edward has James, Viscount of Severn and a daughter, Lady Louise Windsor.
William and Kate are already parents to four-year old George and two year old Princess Charlotte, and people are speculating whether Kate will choose to name the incoming baby after William’s mother, the late, great Princess Diana.
Hola added however that members in the Queen’s extended family have had more than two children, namely King George V’s son the Duke of Kent, who passed away in 1942, had three children – Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael of Kent.
Prince Edward then went on to also have three children – George Windsor, Lady Helen, and Lord Nicholas.