We couldn’t have called this!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to welcome their third child this month, with the future royal to be the fifth in line to the throne.
But coming behind four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte, royal fans are interested to see how the newborn will fit into the family – with the number of family members as well as their descent to the throne seemingly determining how the family position themselves.
Eagle-eyed royal fans have spotted that ‘the Cambridges’ seem to split off when in public, with Princess Charlotte often seen attached to her mother, Kate Middleton, while Prince George is often spotted holding his father Prince William’s hand.
This detail seems to have even extended to official photographs, with the family’s royal portrait showing Charlotte standing in front of Kate and George in front of William.
According to UK parenting expert Jasmine Peters, this is no coincidence, supposedly giving a nod to the Cambridges’ traditional take on family.
‘It is not uncommon to see a father with his son to set the foundation of what his role and responsibilities will be in life with a family,’ Jasmine Peters explained to the Daily Mail. ‘It is often believed that it takes a man to raise a boy to be a man. Yes, it could reflect that Kate and William are traditional, but it also reflects the importance of the bond created between father and son and mother and daughter that they both treasure and hold dearly as responsible and loving parents.’
We’re not sure how feel about this, but we’re certainly looking forward to the Duke and Duchess welcoming their third child.