If The New Royal Is Born On St. George's Day, Could It Mean A Public Day For The UK?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the due date for the royal sibling to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Many parents wait until after the end of the first trimester - about 12 weeks into pregnancy - before sharing the happy news with friends and family.
But the due date reveals that Kate was less than 12 weeks pregnant when she announced her pregnancy in early September 2017.
A collection of standout style moments from Kate's three pregnancies
In honor of the new royal baby, we are taking a look back at some of Kate's chicest outfits from her three pregnancies.
Throughout each of her pregnancies, the Duchess of Cambridge stayed true to her classic sense of style by wearing belted coats, loose shifts, and empire-waisted gowns. The best part is, you don't have to be a princess to afford it.
April 21, 2013
During her two pregnancies, Kate tends toward a more pastel color palette. Here, she is in a pale green coat dress, light brown fascinator, and tan clutch.
May 22, 2013
A garden party at Buckingham Palace requires a festive yellow frock—Kate paired the vibrant look with a classic fascinator.
January 19, 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge stuns in a blue Seraphine coat at the opening of the Kensington Leisure Centre in London.
October 16, 2017
For a surprise appearance at Paddington Station, Duchess Kate wore a blush-colored Orla Kiely dress with black accessories and sported a new haircut.
February 18, 2018
Duchess Kate wore a gorgeous green Jenny Packham gown to the BAFTAs in London. She completed her ensemble with emerald jewelry and a black clutch.
The most patriotic baby ever?
The Duchess of Cambridge's third child could have a very patriotic birth date, with reports suggesting that pregnant Kate is due to deliver her baby on St. George's Day. It could mean a public holiday.
The 36-year-old is believed to be working around a 23 April due date, which coincidentally also marks the patron saint of England's feast day. It's understood that Kate and Prince William have chosen not to find out the gender of their third baby.
Instead, it's being kept a surprise, and it is expected that she will give birth in the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London – just as she did with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
What makes the day so patriotic?
St. George's Day in England remembers St. George, England's patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England's national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess.
A Christian martyr, St. George represents traditional English chivalry and bravery, even though he wasn't English and, probably, never set foot on this green and pleasant land.
Should the royal baby arrive past the reported 23 April due date, there's a chance the birth will coincide with William and Kate's seven-year wedding anniversary, on 29 April – an exceptional present for the happy couple.
Fans have also been placing bets on what the couple will name their third child, with Arthur and Henry being popular choices for a baby boy, and Mary, Alice, and Victoria all top contenders for a baby girl.
We are just hoping for a healthy baby!