Royal Family Birth Customs And Traditions You Never Knew Existed.
#6. Choosing the Name
It’s tough for any couple to choose a name for a child, but when that child might grow up to be king one day, the pressure to come up with the perfect name is a bit more intense. Prince William and Kate Middleton put lots of thought into choosing the names for their children. Prince George is apparently named after the Queen’s father, King George VI, Charlotte is named after Prince Charles, and Louis is named after Prince Philip’s uncle, Louis Mountbatten.
#7. The Royal Secrets
While it seems like common sense that staff at the royal home aren’t allowed to speak to anyone about what goes on in the palace, it’s a bit more complicated for this family. If the Queen doesn’t want her staff to share the scoop about what goes on in her home, then confidentiality contracts must be signed. Reportedly, in 2004, the Queen paid out thousands in legal fees to keep her staff silent.
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#8. The Natural Way
Even though it’s a perfectly normal thing to do, breastfeeding is a relatively new experience for royal mothers. For hundreds of years, royal families relied on wet nurses to properly nourish their children. These wet nurses would step in to feed the children, who were usually only visited by their parents. The first royal to be breastfed was the current Queen when she was born in 1926. She did the same for her own children, and as of today, royal mothers are encouraged to do so, as well.
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#9. No Baby Shower
Even though there have been rumors of royal baby showers, there isn't any concrete proof that there has ever been one. While these parties are obviously popular in the United States, they aren’t expected in England. So Kate Middleton most likely received gifts from her close friends, but there wasn’t any kind of baby shower to speak of. The lack of a pre-baby party is most likely because they can more than afford everything a baby needs, so throwing a party for gifts would be in poor taste.
#10. Social Media
Thanks to modern times, royals are posting emotional pictures of their new children on Instagram. Even though the Royals aren’t allowed to have personal accounts - Megan Markle had to actually delete her social media platforms before she married Prince Harry - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have an official Instagram account, The Duke and Duchess of [email protected] Kensington Palace @kensingtonroyal is the official Instagram account for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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