Hey, we have a due month! Yesterday, Kensington Palace announced that Kate Middleton is due with her third child in April 2018.
In a short press release, KP said: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018.”
KP also announced yesterday two foreign trips for Prince William and Kate. Back at the end of August, when KP told us the royal trio were going to undertake a busy autumn program – which William and Harry have actually been living up to, so good for them – KP said that William and Kate would be taking an official visit in November. Well, due to Kate’s pregnancy, the November trip had to be rearranged. William will be going solo to Finland on November 29-30, and William and Kate will visit Norway and Sweden together in early 2018. The trips are at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. No other details have been released.
A blog reader, HCD, sent me some information about Kate’s previous pregnancies, pointing out patterns to try to guess when Baby #3 will be born.
- George – December 3, 2012
- Charlotte – September 8, 2014
- Baby Cambridge 3 – September 4, 2017
- George – January 14, 2013
- Charlotte – October 20, 2014
- Baby Cambridge 3 – October 17, 2017
- George – July 22, 2013
- Charlotte – May 2, 2015
- George – 6 weeks
- Charlotte – 6 weeks
- Baby Cambridge 3 – 6 weeks 1 day
- George – 33 weeks
- Charlotte – 33 weeks 5 days
- George – 27 weeks
- Charlotte – 27 weeks 5 days
Due Month Announced:
Weeks Between Pregnancy Announcement and Due Month Announcement:
Weeks Between Pregnancy Announcement and Birth:
Weeks Between Due Month Announcement and Birth:
So if Baby Cambridge 3 follows the same pattern, I would predict the new baby to be born between April 24-29, 2018.
HCD also provided some information on when Kate took maternity leave during her last two pregnancies.
Last Engagement Before Birth:
- George – June 15, 2013
- Charlotte – March 27, 2015
- George – 5 weeks 2 days
- Charlotte – 5 weeks 1 day
Weeks Between Last Engagement and Birth:
So if Kate follows the same pattern, we can expect her last engagement before taking maternity leave to be the last week in March 2018.
With that information in mind, let’s do polls! I love polls! I’m doing the polls differently this time, using Google Forms instead of embeds. You will find the polls at the link below.