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What title will the royal baby be given?

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Emmy Griffiths
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The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital on Monday after going into labour, leaving us waiting to welcome the new royal baby! The newborn baby will be given a royal title, just like their big brother and sister, bit what will it be? According to Town and Country, Prince William and Kate's third child will share the same title as Prince George and Princess Charlotte, depending on their gender, and will either be His Royal Highness of the United Kingdom and Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or Her Royal Highness Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The youngster can also take the 'of Cambridge' title shared by their family members.

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The new Prince of Princess is on the way!

Regardless of gender, the royal baby will become fifth-in-line to the throne, as new laws put in place back in 2013 meant that any female children born of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would keep their place in line rather than the former tradition to prioritise males over females, meaning that Princess Charlotte will remain fourth-in-line to the throne, even if she gets a baby brother! Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate went into labour in the early hours of Monday April 23 in a statement which read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, earlier this morning in the early stages of labour. The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."

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Prince William, Kate and Princess Charlotte 

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Prince William and Kate revealed that they were expecting baby number three back in September which a palace statement which read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."

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