Royal baby traditions

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  • We’ve done some royal investigating and found the top 9 royal traditions for when a royal baby is on their way. We wonder which ones Kate and Wills will stick to?

    Lots of families have their own traditions and rituals that they like to follow when they welcome a new little member into the fold.

    It might be a teddy bear or gift that has passed through the generations, it might be a particular way of announcing the birth (check these amazing pregnancy announcements for inspiration if you’d like to try this for yourself!), or it could simply be a particular celebration you hold to welcome the little member into the family.

    There are so many things to think about when you’ve got a new baby on the way, but what about when that little cherub is going to have a place in line to the throne? Their lives might be ever so slightly different to ours, but when it comes to pregnancy traditions, the Royal Family is no exception. And whilst every baby is a little prince of princess in their parents eyes, just think, with over 60 million people to announce the birth to, the planning for an official Prince or Princess requires an awful lot of effort!

    Sensibly, over the years Buckingham Palace have put a series of royal traditions to make the birth and the announcement run that little bit smoother, and set the precedent for any future royal mums and dads-to-be.

    We’ve done some investigating and found the top nine royal traditions for when a royal baby is officially on its way. From announcing the birth with a notice on the gates to keeping the sex of the baby a secret right up until their arrival, here are some of the best… if only our own pregnancies had been so grand!

    Do you have any pregnancy or birth traditions in your family? We’d love to know! Leave us a comment in the box below and tell us all about it.