With the July 11th due date fast approaching, all eyes and ears are on the arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal baby. And how will they alert the world of the big news once the little royal arrives? The royal family plans to add a degree of theatre and pomp and circumstance to the announcement of the third in line to the throne. Kate and William will make the report with a framed announcement propped on a wood and gold easel in sight behind the gates of Buckingham Palace. This very same wooden easel used for Prince William’s birth will be placed outside shortly after the baby arrives.
Though the news will be displayed on a simple, elegant easel, the behind-the-scenes process is far more intricate. First, the declaration will be printed and then the medical staff of St. Mary’s Hospital staff will sign it. Afterward, the announcement will be transported with ample police escorts to Buckingham Palace. There, the declaration will be speedily framed and displayed. Press releases will not go out until the easel’s reveal.
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On the declaration will be the Royal Baby’s gender, weight and time of birth. The one detail that won’t be on the easel? The baby’s name. This Royal Baby’s name will be told at a later date.
While the baby’s arrival is a national celebration and highly anticipated around the world, a few family members of the Duke and Duchess will be privy to the news first. Included in this ‘circle of trust’ are Queen Elizabeth, British Prime Minister David Cameron and a few other family members close to William and Kate. These select few will hear the big news before the public announcement is made.
The Duchess of Cambridge plans to give birth naturally and has been taken strides to prepare by looking into hypnobirth and other natural methods. Hypnobirth teaches techniques to help expectant mothers face the fears of giving birth and learn how to deal with anxiety leading up to labor. After the arrival of the Royal Baby, Kate Middleton is expected to live with her parents for a period of time. Her mother Carole Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton are expected to be there for the birth.
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