10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Royal Baby


Between the tabloid covers, TV segments, and general influx of media coverage (including on our own site!), you’ve probably read a lot about the Royal Baby, as Kate Middleton’s July 13 due date looms. Here are 10 fun facts you may have missed.

  1. The royal birth notice will be posted just inside on the gates of Buckingham palace. But, for the first time, the birth announcement will also be released via social media.
  2. Bookies have placed odds on the royal baby name: they like Alexandra.
  3. Bookies are also offering odds of 4-1 that the baby inherits the recessive red hair gene, à la Harry.
  4. The baby will be heir to the throne (third in line after Prince Charles and Prince William), regardless of whether it is a girl or a boy. In April of this year, the UK changed its rights of succession, ending centuries of male primogeniture.
  5. The…

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