Royal Baby By Numbers: Vital Statistics On The New Arrival

Royal baby by numbers
Royal baby by numbers

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2 - Number of years the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married before the birth of their baby.

3 - William and Kate's baby will be born third in line to the throne and the Queen's third great-grandchild.

4 - The baby will bump Prince Harry down to fourth in line to the throne.

5- William and Kate's first-born will be the great-great-great-great-great-grandchild (five greats) of Queen Victoria.

16- The baby will one day be head of state of 16 countries.

31- William and Kate will both be 31 when the baby is born.

41 - Royal births are celebrated with a 41-gun salute.

43 - If the baby follows the Prince of Wales and William on to the throne, he or she will be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066.

£6,265- Cost of a one-night stay and delivery package at the private Lindo wing including a suite of two rooms, but excluding consultants' fees.

£19 million - The yearly income from the Duchy of Cornwall landed estate - which, when one day the baby becomes the heir apparent, will be used as its private funding.

Two billion - The baby may one day be head of the Commonwealth, which covers 54 nations and two billion citizens.

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