Une avalanche d'informations a précédé l'avènement du "bébé royal" de Kate et William, en voici dix parmi les plus certaines marquantes ou étonnantes :

1- Les généalogistes affirment que le bébé présentera un lien lointain avec Dracula, le prince du 15e siècle qui a inspiré le célèbre vampire de Bram Stoker. Ils l'ont également relié, via son arbre généalogique, à un sultan musulman qui est serait un descendant du prophète Mahomet.

2- La Finlande a offert à William et Kate une "boîte d'urgence pour les nouveaux nés" que toutes les femmes enceintes reçoivent dans ce pays nordique, et qui comprend des vêtements pour bébés, des garnitures de soutien-gorge pour l'allaitement et même des préservatifs.

3- La coutume voulait que les naissances royales soient authentifiées par la présence du ministre de l'Intérieur. Heureusement pour Kate, cette mesure a été abandonnée en 1936.

4- Le bébé royal n'a pas nécessairement un nom de famille mais si Kate et William décident de lui en attribuer un, ils pourront choisir entre Mountbatten-Windsor, Wales ou Cambridge.

5- Des sites de renommée mondiale comme les chutes du Niagara à la frontière entre le Canada et les Etats-Unis, la tour nationale du Canada à Toronto ou les fontaines de Trafalgar Square à Londres seront illuminés de rose ou de bleu, en fonction du sexe, à la naissance du bébé.

6- Les journalistes qui ont campé trois semaines devant l'hôpital londonien où Kate dans l'attente de l'heureux événement ont trouvé le temps horriblement long. Ce fut une toute autre affaire en 1982 à la naissance de William. Sa mère, la princesse Diana avait accouché 10 jours avant la date du 1e juillet qui avait été communiquée aux médias, prenant tout le monde par surprise.

7- Vous pouvez parier sur tout ce qui touche au bébé, du jour de sa naissance, à la couleur de ses cheveux en passant évidemment par son sexe ou son prénom. Les prénoms les plus prisés des bookmakers sont Alexandra et George. Mais certains pourraient décrocher le jackpot si Kate et William décidaient contre toute attente de choisir un prénom hors du commun comme par exemple Wayne qui cote à 500 contre 1.

8- Le bébé, avant même d'être né, a déjà sa page Wikipédia au nom de "L'enfant du duc et de la duchesse de Cambridge".

9- L'ancienne Premier ministre australienne, Julia Gillard, a tricoté un kangourou pour le "baby".

10- La superstar du foot David Beckham a suggéré aux heureux parents d'appeler leur enfant, si c'est un garçon, David, comme lui.

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  • Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge waves as she rides back to Buckingham Palace following the Queen's Birthday parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in central London on June 15, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a ceremony to officially name Princess Cruises's new ship 'Royal Princess' in Southampton, southern England on June 13, 2013.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) attends a ceremony to officially name Princess Cruises's new ship 'Royal Princess' in Southampton, southern England on June 13, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Princess Cruises ship naming ceremony at Ocean Terminal on June 13, 2013 in Southampton, England.

  • Britain's Prince William his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey in London, on June 4, 2013 for a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Service.

  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4, 2013 in London, England.

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4, 2013 in London, England.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London May 22, 2013.

  • Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London May 22, 2013.

  • Queen Elizabeth II Hosts A Garden Party At Buckingham Palace

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (detail) attends a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II on May 22, 2013. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales (L), Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (C) and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge attend a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests as she attends a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets children and staff during a visit to Naomi House Children's Hospice on April 29, 2013 near Winchester, Hampshire, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Visits Naomi House on April 29, 2013 in Hampshire, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Inauguration Of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 26, 2013 in London, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Inauguration Of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 26, 2013 in London, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an evening reception to celebrate the work of The Art Room charity at The National Portrait Gallery on April 24, 2013 in London, England.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an evening reception to celebrate the work of The Art Room charity at The National Portrait Gallery in London on April 24, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit The Willows Primary School on April 23, 2013 in Manchester, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit The Willows Primary School on April 23, 2013 in Manchester, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013 in Windsor, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013.

  • Catherine, Countess of Strathearn during a visit to Dumfries House on April 5, 2013 in Ayrshire, Scotland.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland, on April 5, 2013.

  • Catherine, Countess of Strathearn visits the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre to launch a new project for their foundation on April 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Catherine, Countess of Strathearn visits the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre to launch a new project for their foundation on April 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Baker Street tube station with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in London on March 20, 2013 to mark the 150th anniversary of the London underground.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge makes an official visit to the Baker Street tube station on March 20, 2013 in London, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves following a visit to the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire on March 19, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receive a teddy bear during a visit to the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire on March 19, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire on March 19, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, attend the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, England on March 17, 2013.

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a St. Patrick's Day parade by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards as they visit Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2013 in Aldershot, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch the races on Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013 in Cheltenham, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Humberside Fire and Rescue Peaks Lane Fire Station on March 5, 2013 in Grimsby, England.

  • Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit the National Fishing Heritage Centre on March 5, 2013 in Grimsby, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Hope House Residential Centre on February 19, 2013 in London, England.

  • This picture taken on February 19, 2013 shows the 'baby bump' of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she arrives at the Hope House charity in south London.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen after viewing artist Paul Emsley's new portrait of herself during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery on January 11, 2013 in London, England.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of the Duchess during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery on January 11, 2013 in London, England.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII Hospital where she has been treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, extreme morning sickness, on December 6, 2012 in London, England.

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrives at the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on December 6, 2012, where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was admitted for severe morning sickness.

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  • Elizabeth

    <strong>FAMILY TREE:</strong> Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and Prince William's grandmother. <strong>MEANING:</strong> <a href="http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Elizabeth#qwA1pvxW5c1iTKTx.99"><em>Elizabeth is of Hebrew origin and means God's promise or God is my oath.</em></a> <strong>WHY WE LIKE IT: </strong> Why wouldn't you want to be named after one of the most powerful women in the United Kingdom? Even though sources report that the couple has decided to use <a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/06/11/prince-william-kate-middleton-baby-plans-name-princess-diana/">Elizabeth as one of two middle names</a>, Elizabeth not only honours the baby's great grandmother, but Kate Middleton's middle name is Elizabeth as well.

  • George VI

    <strong>FAMILY TREE:</strong> King George VI was King of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952. <strong>MEANING:</strong> <a href="http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/George#zuPdDDIpXvFRlxtj.99">Originally of Greek origin, the meaning of George is "farmer". Also there is the story of Saint George, a knight who became the patron saint of England and achieved legendary status after his struggle with a fire-breathing dragon.</a> <strong>WHY WE LIKE IT: </strong> Besides being a dragon slayer, the name George <a href="http://www.britroyals.com/royaltree.htm">goes back to the Royal family's history books since 1660</a>. George VI was also the last male figure in power — this title currently belongs to Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Diana

    <strong>FAMILY TREE:</strong> Princess Diana, The Princess of Wales and Prince William's mother. <strong>MEANING:</strong> <em><a href="http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Diana.html">Diana is derived from either an Indo-European root meaning 'divine' or from the Latin word 'diviana.'</a></em> <strong>WHY WE LIKE IT: </strong> After Princess Diana's tragic car crash in 1997, Diana would be a wonderful tribute to remember Lady Di. Again, sources say the couple plan on using Diana as a middle name, but we would love to see Diana used as the first name.

  • William Jr.

    <strong>FAMILY TREE:</strong> Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and father. <strong>MEANING:</strong><em> <a href="http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/William#kRsY6f1d4xSc9wCW.99">William is of Old German origin and means protection.</a></em> <strong>WHY WE LIKE IT: </strong> Maybe a reason to follow in his father's footsteps, William Jr. may be a suitable name if the couple had a baby boy. Prince William has always been known for his <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/prince-william-9542068">good grades, his love for sports and being a philanthropist.</a>

  • Margaret Rose

    <strong>FAMILY TREE:</strong> Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was Queen Elizabeth's sister. <strong>MEANING:</strong> <a href="http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Margaret#TXLuZUx8EPt4sFuw.99"><em> Margaret is of Greek origin and means pearl.</em></a> <strong>WHY WE LIKE IT: </strong> Keeping it in the family, we like that fact that Princess Margaret was the Queen's youngest and only sibling. Margaret lived a life of controversy when it came to her love life and divorce, but <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1384429/H-R-H-The-Princess-Margaret.html">she was remembered for her affection and love for her family</a>, according to The Telegraph. Plus, so many good nickname possibilities!



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  • Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Grace, pregnant with their son Albert, play with their dog in an intimate moment in the Monaco Palace.

  • Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Grace, pregnant with their son Albert, share an intimate moment surrounded by toys in the Monaco Palace.

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walk through Liverpool Street Station in London with their dogs, having returned by train from Sandringham after the Christmas holidays, 18th January 1960. The Queen is expecting the birth of her son Prince Andrew in one month's time.

  • The Princess of Wales visits Chinatown in Liverpool, April 1982. She is pregnant with Prince William, and wearing a pink wool maternity coat by Bellville Sassoon and a hat by John Boyd.

  • A pregnant Princess of Wales visits the Isles of Scilly in April 1982. She is wearing a maternity dress by Catherine Walker.

  • Diana wears a David Sassoon maternity dress at Barbican Centre in March 1982.

  • Princess Diana visiting Bristol during her pregnancy with her first son, Prince William. Diana is wearing a coat designed by Bellville Sassoon and a hat designed by milliner John Boyd.

  • Princess Diana just two weeks before the birth of her first child, Prince William.

  • A pregnant Princess Diana with architect and writer Sir Hugh Casson at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, May 1984. The princess is wearing an 'empire line' evening gown by Bellville Sassoon.

  • Dutch Prince Constantijn and pregnant Princess Laurentien arrive at a ballet performance on January 10, 2002 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

  • The pregnant Princess Maxima enters the Binnenhof with Prince Willem Alexander on September 16, 2003 in The Hague, Netherlands.

  • Dutch Princess Maxima walks around the King Willem I College to attend a ceremony in which the school received a No Racism Certificate on May 19, 2005 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

  • Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his pregnant wife Princess Maxima of the Netherlands visit Middle East Technical University (METU) on February 28, 2007, in Ankara, Turkey.

  • Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, eight months pregnant, pose inside 10 Downing Street on October 25, 2005 in London, England.

  • HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attends a literary luncheon at The Groucho Club as part of her 3 day visit to the UK to mark 100 years of Norway's independence from Sweden, on October 25, 2005 in London, England.

  • Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit smile for the camera October 30, 2003 in Moscow, Russia.

  • Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium attends the welcoming at the airport at the start of the Norwegian state visit to Belgium.

  • Crown Prince Phillipe and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium attend a state banquet at the Laeken Palace, near Brussels, during a Norwegian state visit to Belgium.

  • Crown Prince Phillipe and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium attend a gala concert at The Maison Provinciale in Antwerp.

  • Crown Princess Mathilde attends a garden party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of King Albert of Belgium's reign at Laeken Palace in July 2003.

  • Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe of Belgium attend the prizegiving of the King Baudouin International Reward for Development on May 3, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Queen Rania Attends A Red Cross Gala Ball

    Queen Rania Of Jordan Attends The British Red Cross Millennium Midsummer Ball In London in 2000.

  • Queen Rania of Jordan, pregnant, at the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, Surrey in August 2000.

  • Queen Rania of Jordan at the Royal Society for Nature Conservation Reserve in Ajloun.

  • A pregnant Queen Rania attends the opening of Jordan's Computer Clubhouse on November 29, 2004 in Amman, Jordan.

  • Prince Daniel of Sweden and the pregnant Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attend the Polar Music Prize ceremony at Concert Hall on August 30, 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Princess Victoria of Sweden arrives at a performance at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in September 2011.

  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden touches her pregnant belly at the Nobel Prize Banquet at Stockholm City Hall on December 10, 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Sweden's pregnant Crown Princess Victoria, right, and Prince Daniel, left, arrive at Stockholm's Royal Palace in this Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012 file photo.

  • Prince Joachim and Princess Marie celebrate the birthday of Queen Margrethe on the balcony of the royal palace in Copenhagen.

  • Princess Marie of Denmark attends the 60th anniversary of the Danish Home Guard.

  • Spanish Crown Prince Felipe and his pregnant wife Princess Letizia share a light moment with Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito upon their arrival for a dinner at the Togu Palace in Tokyo on June 5, 2005.

  • Spanish Prince Felipe and his pregnant wife Princess Letizia leave the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona on June 7, 2005, after a visit to Princess Cristina and her newborn daughter Irene, who is the first girl after three boys.

  • Princess Letizia of Spain attends the Christening of Princess Irene, the daughter of Princess Cristina of Spain (the Duchess of Palma), and her husband Inaki Urdangarin at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on July 14, 2005 in Madrid, Spain.

  • Spanish Royal Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia receive an audience with the Lawyers General Council and the National Press Association at Zarzuela Palace on September 6, 2005 in Madrid, Spain.

  • Danish Crown Princess Mary, pregnant with twins, departs after touring Schloss Guestrow palace with her husband Danish Crown Prince Frederik on September 28, 2010 in Guestrow, Germany.

  • Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Danish Crown Princess Mary, who is pregnant with twins, attend a reception and dinner in their honour at Schloss Schwerin palace on September 27, 2010 in Schwerin, Germany.

  • Danish Crown Princess Mary, pregnant with twins, feeds Humboldt penguins at the Ozeaneum maritime museum and aquarium on September 27, 2010 in Stralsund, Germany.

  • Princess Mary of Denmark waves while holding her newly born daughter as she leaves Copenhagen University Hospital on April 23, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge waves as she rides back to Buckingham Palace following the Queen's Birthday parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in central London on June 15, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a ceremony to officially name Princess Cruises's new ship 'Royal Princess' in Southampton, southern England on June 13, 2013.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) attends a ceremony to officially name Princess Cruises's new ship 'Royal Princess' in Southampton, southern England on June 13, 2013.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Princess Cruises ship naming ceremony at Ocean Terminal on June 13, 2013 in Southampton, England.

  • Britain's Prince William his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey in London, on June 4, 2013 for a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Service.

  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4, 2013 in London, England.

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4, 2013 in London, England.

  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London May 22, 2013.

  • Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London May 22, 2013.