Royal Baby Countdown

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Like many of you, we here at Essential Travel are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the future King or Queen amid furious speculation over the sex of the baby. The little royal bundle will be the couple’s first child and the first to be named Prince or Princess of Cambridge. He or she will also be the first royal baby to be announced on social media, with the news being shared through the Royal Family’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Bookies are abuzz with countless bets coming in about D-Day and the name of the baby, and although we aren’t big on gambling we do like playing the numbers - so take a look at our royal baby countdown.

10 is the number of days we might have to wait for the baby’s name to be announced, as Princess Diana and Prince Charles waited a whole week to announce William’s name to the nation. Surely Prince William and Princess Catherine won’t keep us waiting that long?

9 must be a lucky number for the royal baby as Princess Catherine was born on the 9 January and Prince William was born at 9.03pm.

8am is the estimated time that the baby's birth will be announced and if you are lucky enough to share the birthday with the new arrival you will receive a special royal coin. These will be handed out to every child who is born on the same day.

70% of the River Jordan is used for human purposes and it is rumoured that water from the river will be used to baptise the new arrival, as was the case with Prince William.

67000 is the number of tweets with the hashtag #royalbaby, no surprises that the royal baby is the most famous baby on social media even before he or she is born.

54 is the number of commonwealth nations that the royal baby will most likely head up one day.

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4 - 1 are the odds that the baby will inherit the red hair gene like his or her Uncle Harry.

3 is the number of possible last names the baby might be given. It will either be Mountbatten-Windsor, Wales, or Cambridge, although its more likely that the baby will use the HRH title instead of using a surname.

243 million pounds is the estimated amount that will be spent on memorabilia in honour of the royal baby's arrival. It will include tea sets, baby clothes, pillows and even iPhone covers - this baby is already proving to be a trendsetter!

1 million pounds is said to be the cost for the renovations at Kensington Palace to welcome the heir. How many babies get to have a palace as their first home?

Kate Middleton & Prince William as children Prince William and Kate Middleton as children.

Image courtesy of Royal Roundup.

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