Strict Rules the Royal Family Must Follow When a Royal Baby Is Born
When a royal pregnancy is announced, royal baby fever ensues. But even during royal baby fever, the royal family has rules to follow. Discover the rules Prince William, Kate Middleton, and any other royal couple has to follow when having a baby.
Hospital staff are sworn to secrecy
During Princess Charlotte’s birth, a large number of hospital staff accompanied Kate Middleton in the delivery room. We suspect the birth of her third child involved another big group of doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff. All of them are sworn to secrecy about the baby.
Hint: One person must know about the baby’s birth before anyone else.
Queen Elizabeth II must be the first to know
Forget calling your parents, siblings, or any loved ones. Queen Elizabeth II must be the first person to learn of a royal baby’s birth, according to The Skimm. We’re guessing she’s at the top of Prince William’s speed dial.
Hint: Hours after giving birth, royal parents make a public appearance.
The baby is shown to the public very soon
Mere hours after giving birth, parents stand on the steps on St. Mary’s Hospital Lindo Wing, presenting their newborn to the public for the first time. Prince William and Kate Middleton follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles and Princess Diana by presenting their babies to the public.
Hint: Don’t expect royals to partake in this baby trend.
The baby’s gender isn’t announced beforehand
Never will the royal family throw a gender reveal party or spill the beans on social media. For the British royal family, keeping the baby’s gender a secret is protocol. They only announce the baby’s gender after birth and in their own time, usually through a press release.
Hint: The public may learn of a royal baby through this public display.
There’s a gun salute at the Tower of London
When a royal baby is born, pomp and circumstance ensues. A 62-gun salute at the Tower of London occurs every time a member of the royal family gives birth. Just in case Londoners forget a royal baby is due, they’ll be reminded when the 62-gun salute takes place, signaling the newborn’s arrival.
Hint: Buckingham Palace releases an announcement in an old school way.
An announcement is posted
One tradition will always take place when a new addition to the family is made. Per royal tradition, an official announcement will be made by Buckingham Palace. But the announcement isn’t posted on their website or Twitter page. The announced is posted on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, according to People magazine.
Hint: Kate Middleton gives birth.
Kate Middleton gives birth to third child
Kate Middleton has given birth to her third child, a boy, weighing eight pounds, according to People magazine. She and Prince William have already made an appearance with their new baby on the steps on the Lindo Wing with Kate Middleton wearing a red dress reminiscent of Princess Diana.
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