Finally, William’s getting what he’s always craved – normal family life: And now he’ll fight to give his child the loving stability he barely knew as a boy
- Kate will have been with William for 12 years by the time she gives birth
- Kate will have her first baby at 31-years-old
- They have broken the unofficial Royal Family convention of announcing a baby within the first year of their marriage
By any standards of love and marriage, the progression has been leisurely. The fact is, by the time the former Catherine Middleton becomes the mother of our future king or queen in the summer of 2013, she will have been with Prince William for 12 years.
It’s been very slow progress from first date to first child (who will be third in line to the throne) — not exactly the rush of blue blood normally associated with royal marriages.
Kate, the girl from Bucklebury in Berkshire, will have her first baby at 31. That’s only a year off the age at which William’s mother, Diana, was separated from Prince Charles and making a new life for herself.
William and Kate even broke with the unofficial Royal Family convention of having a baby — or at least announcing that one is on the way — within the first year of their marriage.
That, of course, would have stolen some of the limelight from the Queen during her dazzling Diamond Jubilee, and it was something they would never have done.