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Fluke Or Slip-Up? Prince George Was "Giving Clues" About His Cousin's Name Months Before His Birth

Date May 10, 2019 13:57

There have always been numerous traditions in royal families. When it comes to the Windsor family, most children, especially the ones who had chances to ascend the throne, were given several names – there had to be at least three. They do so to pay tribute to their family members from former generations as well as for practical reasons: when being crowned, a monarch could choose how he/she wanted to be addressed.

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When Meghan and Harry announced that they had named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it came as quite a surprise for many. The thing is that western mass media reported that the top possible names for the baby were Arthur, James, Philip, and Albert for a boy; and Alice, Elizabeth, and Diana for a girl.

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Also, royal parents don't usually announce the baby's name on the day of birth. When George and Charlotte were born, Kate Middleton and Prince William waited for 2 days, and after Prince Louis' birth, they took 4 days before announcing. Queen Elizabeth didn't reveal her firstborn's name for weeks. Luckily, the Sussexes decided not to keep the fans waiting in the dark for too long.

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Everyone was under the impression that neither Harry and Meghan nor their relatives knew the future baby's sex, as they allegedly wanted its arrival to be a surprise for everyone. One way or another, we will most likely never find out, but quite an interesting incident took place several weeks before Archie was born, which no one really considered important at the time.

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In January 2019, The Sun published an account of a woman who wished to remain anonymous. She allegedly met Prince George on his walk with his grandmother, Carole Middleton, and he saw the anonymous woman's dog and wanted to pet it. Just to be polite, the woman decided to have a small talk and asked the name of the little boy to which he replied that his name was Archie.

Fluke Or Slip-Up? Prince George Was "Giving Clues" About His Cousin's Name Months Before His BirthGetty Images / Ideal Image

Fluke Or Slip-Up? Prince George Was "Giving Clues" About His Cousin's Name Months Before His BirthGetty Images / Ideal Image

Undoubtedly, some kids like to play with their names, "trying on" different roles. And, if you take into account that it's been almost 5 months since that conversation, we may assume that the little prince simply liked the sound of the name. But isn't it a weird coincidence that it was the exact name his newborn cousin was given?

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It might just have been that the Sussexes and their immediate family knew quite well whom they were expecting and had chosen the name ages ago. And by the way, lately, it's becoming increasingly popular to announce the baby's sex long before it is born and some people even use it as reason for a celebratory gathering.

Fluke Or Slip-Up? Prince George Was "Giving Clues" About His Cousin's Name Months Before His BirthGetty Images / Ideal Image

Despite the fact that Archie is quite an unusual name for the Windsors, it seems like Queen Elizabeth has accepted and approved of it, otherwise the baby would've been named differently. But still, what do you think about the story? Was that incident with George just a coincidence? And should parents reveal all the details about their baby even before its birth?