The royal baby will be named the Prince or Princess of Cambridge, it's been revealed
Kate Middleton’s baby hasn’t arrived just yet – but it’s already been given its official royal title by the Queen.
The royal baby will hold the title His or Her Royal Highness, the Prince or Princess of Cambridge. It will be the first royal in history to do so.
The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, said: ‘It is a great honour and I’m sure the people of Cambridge will appreciate it greatly.
‘I think it’s lovely to continue the close link with the Royal family. I think anything which helps to keep Cambridge in the public eye is a good thing as we rely on tourism.’
A palace spokesperson said in a statement: ‘The royal couple’s child will officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.’
The move means that any further children Kate Middleton and Prince William decided to have will also bear the same titles. The pair were bestowed their own Duke and Duchess of Cambridge titles by the Queen on their wedding day in April 2011.
Once the royal baby arrives, a medical document signed by Kate‘s doctor will be driven to Buckingham Palace where it will be placed on a gold easel at the gates for the general public to see. Photographers and TV crews have already set up camp outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
We’ll bring you news of the Prince or Princess of Cambridge’s arrival as soon as we have news. Exciting!