July 23, 2013 by Turn The Page
The royal baby has arrived and all eyes are on London. Curious minds are asking lots of questions. What will the baby be named? Who will the baby look like? When will parents Will and Kate make a public appearance for the world to see the new bundle of joy?
The international obsession with the royal baby has hit a peak. Much of the excitement truly can be tied to one thing: this baby’s genes connect him to royalty. Let’s take a look at some of the baby’s family history and ancestry.
Royal Announcement: It’s a boy!
The first question on everyone’s mind (Will it be a boy or girl?) was answered with the birth of a healthy baby boy Monday.
Crowds gathered around the palace gates waiting for the news. Officials declared that the prince was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at the central London hospital. Both William and brother Harry were born at the same hospital.
New Arrival has interesting Royal Ancestry
The world knows that the newest little prince hails from two beloved figures, Prince William and Princess Kate. However, he has a diverse lineage that traces a long line of both royals and commoners. Genealogists have been tracing the baby’s lineage since the couple announced they were expecting.
These genealogists speculated and found many interesting connections. Some traced the prince to the Muslim Prophet Mohammed and the family of Winston Churchill. In the UK, local experts tried to connect the baby to people in their area. In the US, experts claim that the royal baby is a distant relative of Hollywood’s own “royal” baby, Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Royal Baby: What’s in a name?
The brief announcement Monday followed tradition and did not include the baby’s name. The parents will likely announce the name in the coming days after they leave the hospital. While we must wait for the news, we do know that his official title will be His Royal Highness Prince (name) of Cambridge.
Many have attempted to predict the baby’s name, choosing traditional names that reflect the baby’s ancestry and heritage. Bookmakers have placed odds on a few potentials. Some in the running are George, James, Henry and Richard. The babe might be given multiple names, much like his father, uncle Harry and grandfather. Prince William’s full name is William Arthur Phillip Louis.
DNA Research for the commoners
All this talk about the royal baby’s lineage has sparked my curiosity. What is my lineage? Who are my distant relatives? Unless you have a detailed family history record, you probably don’t know much about your ancestry. The staff at Test Smartly Labs can help you- learn about ancestry DNA testing and discover more about yourself!