The baby is expected to share a birthday month with the Queen.
Ever since Prince William and wife Kate Middleton announced they were expecting their third royal child, the world has been abuzz with different theories on whether it will be a boy or a girl, what his or her name will be, and of course when the Duchess will give birth. Now, we know the answer to at least one of those questions.
On Tuesday, Kensington Palace tweeted that the royal couple would welcome their third child in April of 2018.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,” the tweet simply read.
As Harper’s Bazaar noted, this means that baby number three will share a birth month with his or her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, who was born on April 21.
Since we now know when the baby is expected to arrive, we can focus our royal betting on what the child’s name will be.
No official name choices have been announced, and it is unlikely that information will be revealed before Middleton gives birth, however, bookies across the world are already busy taking bets on a few names. It appears those taking and placing bets believe that the royal couple will once again choose something traditional, like Alice, Elizabeth, or Victoria for a girl and James, Arthur, or Philip for a boy.
According to The Sun, there are a few outliers in the betting world who believe if the third child is a girl the Duke and Duchess will name her after William’s late mother, Princess Diana. However, Diana is already Princess Charlotte’s middle name.