You can’t put a price on the birth of a child—unless you’re the British economy, and the child is an heir to the throne. The royal baby, due in July, will bring some $376 million into Britain’s retail coffers, according to a Center for Retail Research report. That’s thanks to all the baby-related stuff hitting the shops, from “Pitter Patter” nail polish to royal baby showers for non-royal moms. Meanwhile, the Middleton family company, Party Pieces, is selling a new baby range. Read more on Newser…
The royal baby is due to slide down the royal vagina any minute now and Britain is ready. Specifically, British gamblers are placing bets on everything to do with the child: name, gender (a boy according to Prince Harry, a girl according to some lady who claims Kate Middleton spilled the beans), its hair color, even whether it’ll have hair at all. Daddy did start balding in kindergarten, you know. Gambling website Paddy Power sent these four creepy giant babies around London-town to drum up press for their bets and cause nightmares in small children. Clearly they succeeded at both. If you were hoping for another Prince Hot Ginge in 18 years, I hate to break it to you that the odds are 11 to 4. [AdWeek] [Photo: AdWeek]
Attention, royal bump watchers! Kate Middleton is officially showing! And it is predictably adorable! So, I consider myself an expert at predicting whether people are having boys or girls and because Kate appears to be carrying low, I’m guessing she’s having a girl. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST, FOLKS. There’s a princess in that belly. [Photos: Getty]
Here we go again.
St. James Palace has confirmed that paparazzi photos of Kate Middleton in her bikiniare in the hands of Chi magazine, the same Italian tabloid that published a 26-page spread of Kate’s topless photos last September.
The photos were reportedly taken while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on vacation in Mustique and show Kate, who is around four months pregnant, in a bikini. Read more…
Royal-watchers are ravenous for news about the forthcoming progeny of Prince William and wife Kate, so E! and other sites take a look at what life will be like for the soon-to-be third in line to the British throne:
- He or she will be welcomed with tolling bells, cannons, and bonfires. Yes, really.
- His or her last name will be the same as William’s. Which is Mountbatten-Windsor, for those not in the know.
- If she’s a girl, her name will probably include “Diana.” But it most likely won’t be her first name, just one of many, the Atlantic Wire points out. Europe’s largest betting firm is already taking bets, reports People. Read more…