Reporting Diane Lyn
According to Kensington Palace, Kate Middleton is in labor and has checked into St. Mary’s Hospital. What is the procedure on announcing the bundle of joy?
The tradition from the Royal PR machine, details will emerge about the baby’s sex and weight. It will be written down, and carried by someone in an envelope. Those details will be personally delivered to Buckingham Palace, and then displayed in the front courtyard on the same wooden easel used to announce Prince William’s birth.
We will wait for another announcement concerning the Royal baby’s name. That will come in 6 days. The name will be a mouthful containing up to four or five names. If it’s a boy, he’s a prince. If it’s a girl, she is a “Lady”.
A 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop at the palace’s Royal Park and, at the Tower of London will officially announce the arrival to England.
Like the Royal wedding, Royal baby souvenirs and celebrations will add up to an estimated $380 million to the British economy, according to a Centre for Retail Research report.