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Royal baby name odds: What will the Duchess of Cambridge's third child be called?

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given the world its first glimpse of their new baby son.

The latest addition on the Royal family was born on St George’s Day at 11.01am weighing 8lb 7oz.

The couple introduced the young prince to crowds on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, on Monday evening.

However the public could be waiting a little longer to find out the baby's name, if previous years are anything to go by.

Royal baby name odds: What will the Duchess of Cambridge's third child be called?

Keen Royals fans have pointed out that Kensington Palace announced Prince George and Princess Charlotte's names two days after they were born.

So it looks like another announcement could be made on Wednesday.

Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter told Town & Country the reason for the delay "is perhaps two-fold". 

She said: "On one hand there's a desire to inform the families before a public declaration is made and any new parent appreciates having a little private time to get to know their new addition before the onslaught of announcements."

She added that Royals also have a "great responsibility" in naming a new member of the family, saying "I expect they want to be a hundred per cent certain of their choice".

There's no set timescale for when Royals announce their children's name.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana waited a week to announce William's name after his birth, while the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh didn't reveal Prince Charles's name for a month.

Arthur remains the favourite name for the new baby and odds on the name have been slashed to 2/1 from 3/1 on Tuesday.

Other names in the running include James (4/1), Albert (4/1) and Philip (11/2).

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26th April 2018, 10:42
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