Baby Cambridge: A definitive guide to his name, home and when the world will meet him

Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8lbs 6oz yesterday at 16.24… here is your definitive guide to what happens next…


by Maggie Hitchins |
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When will we see the baby?

It is thought that we will see the baby boy, son of the Duke and Duchess and Cambridge who are both 31, for the first time later today outside the Lindo wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in central London.

When will we know the baby’s name?

We already know that the baby boy’s title will be ‘His Royal Highness Prince (insert name here!) of Cambridge’ but it is unknown when we will know his given name. The name will probably be revealed around the same time that we see the baby for the first time, so hopefully later today! The odds on the top five names for the baby boy at the moment are:

  • George – 2/1

  • James – 7/2

  • Alexander – 8/1- Louis – 12/1- Albert – 16/1

What will happen after today’s excitement?

It is thought that the Duchess of Cambridge will return home to her mother, Carole Middleton, for a few weeks after the birth. The couple are reported to want only close family to be involved in the childcare for the first few months. Prince William has two weeks' paternity leave from his job as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot in Anglesey.

Where will the family live?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will eventually take up residence in Kensington Palace but this will be after a few weeks rest in Kate’s parents house in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

Once at Kensington Palace the couple have hired a housekeeper who may have nannying responsibilities.

They won’t be short of space by moving away from a royal residence however; the Middleton’s home has seven bedrooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court!

What school will he go to?

It is possible that the royal baby boy will follow in his father’s footsteps and attend Eton College but William bucked the royal trend by attending the independent boarding school.

William’s grandfather, father, two uncles and two cousins all went to Gordonstoun School in Scotland, although William was in good company at Eton, as his brother Harry also attended. Perhaps it was William and Harry’s Mother, Diana Spencer’s decision to send her boys to Eton, and her brother and father both went there.

Who will be the Godparents?

It seems that betting companies are doing quite well off the back of the royal baby; you can also place bets on who you think the Godparents will be. As you would expect, the favorites are Kate’s sister Pippa 29, and William’s brother Harry, 28.

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