By Sandra Birungi
As the world waits for the royal baby, she or he has already received the official royal title.
“The royal couple’s child will officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess of Cambridge,” a rep for Kensington Palace confirmed. The announcement comes after Queen Elizabeth II’s proclamation earlier this year in which she overturned a ruling by her grand father, King George V which ruled that firstborn daughters, would be referred to as “ladies” rather than “princesses” but sons remained “princes.”
“The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patentunder the Great Seal of the Realm dated 31 December 2012 to declare that all the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title, and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honor,” the Palace said in a statement on Jan. 9, Middleton’s 31st birthday.
“The couple have yet to decide on a name and probably won’t until the day of the birth,” a palace aide revealed. Of the mother-to-be, an insider said, “She’s full of energy!”