Kate Middleton was certain that she was expecting a little boy when she was pregnant for the first time-and the Duchess already picked out a few names for her firstborn, royal experts claim.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are now proud parents of three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. They have grown in front of our eyes, from the first time we saw them exiting the hospital to getting to go on tours with their parents and to royal engagements, and often times they steal the show wherever they show up.
But if we look back, Kate had a different plan when it came to naming her children, especially her firstborn. Back in 2013, Kate Nicholl, while writing for Vanity Fair, revealed the baby name and why Kate Middleton was certain she was going to have a boy.
Ms Nicholl wrote: “Courtiers insisted the pair had not found out the sex of their unborn baby, and friends close to the couple claim William wanted a surprise.
“Although Kate apparently suspected it was a boy and had set her heart on the name Alexander, they had not yet decided what to call their firstborn.”
In the end, of course, we all know that they went with naming their little boy George, as a kind of tribute to the Queen’s father, King George VI. However, they did use some of the planned names for his middle name. The full name of Prince George is George Alexander Louis. The same can be said for the other children names, as the Duke and Duchess continued to name their children after older members of the Royal family.
Princess Charlotte came along in 2015 and was named after her grandfather, Prince Charles. Prince Louis, the youngest of the bunch, is named after Louis Mountbatten, Prince Phillip’s uncle and “honorary grandfather” to Prince Charles.
Just before Prince George was born, Ms Nicholl revealed a touching detail about the excited soon-to-be dad. She wrote: “William had hunted out some of his old childhood toys from the attic at Highgrove — he was keen to find his favourite teddy bear, called Wombat (his own childhood nickname) — and their spare room was turned into a makeshift nursery complete with a changing station and a Moses basket.”
As the entire world was eagerly awaiting the announcement of the baby’s name, according to her the royal family were also on the edge of their seats waiting for the reveal.
She wrote: “It wasn’t just the hot and flustered media throng that was growing impatient.
“Prince Charles and Camilla continued their engagements around the country and admitted to wellwishers that they were ‘all waiting at the end of the telephone,’ while the Queen told one little girl during a walkabout at Lake Windermere, in Cumbria, that she hoped the royal baby would ‘hurry up’ because she was planning to go to Balmoral for her annual holiday.”