Royal Roundup: Happily, Patiently, and Preparedly Waiting For the Royal Birth
As might be expected, the royal family is just as excited about the royal birth as everybody else, if not more. At a garden party in Edinburgh, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all were said to be delighted as they await the royal child. Hello Magazine mentions that baby food company, Plum, presented the Duchess of Cornwall with a large hamper in anticipation of the child’s imminent birth during her visit to Rhug Estate with Prince Charles. The Duchess of Cornwall was also seen picking up organic baby food in Wales on her official visit. Prince Charles and the Queen seem especially pleased with soon becoming a grandfather and great-grandmother, respectively.
- USA Today takes a look at how royal children have been raised in the past, and how generational differences as well as changes in the times might impact how the royal child will be brought up.
- From the media to Prince William and Kate’s doctor, everyone is prepped and ready to go for when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge goes into labor. In fact, Time has gotten to know the photographers who have neatly marked their place across the street from St. Mary’s Hospital in London and who are on call to document the arrival of the royal child.
- CNN spoke with Fiona Mathews, director of the program in biosciences and animal behavior at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, who is arguing that all scientific studies point to the conclusion that the Duke and Duchess will give birth to a baby girl. In the video above, she cites the Duchess’ trim pre-pregnancy waistline, Prince William’s stressful occupation, and the Duchess’ hyperemesis gravidarum as the three facts which point to an increased likelihood that the royal child will be female.
- Tanqueray has released the recipe for a new drink, The HRH, which assumedly stands for “The (His or Her) Royal Highness,” to celebrate the birth of the royal child. The signature cocktail’s recipe calls for Tanqueray London Dry Gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and champagne.
- Royal Crown Derby is producing a handful of £16,000 ($24,400) plates as part of a collection to commemorate the royal birth, BBC reports. The company also created china when Prince Harry was born, but this is the first time they’ll be doing so since then.