KATE Middleton‘s daughter will be a princess — if she has one.
The British brunette is expecting her first child with husband Prince William.
According to a new report, Queen Elizabeth has declared that if Kate has a daughter, she will be a princess.
A century old ruling by King George V in 1917 stipulated that the heir to the throne’s son would become a prince, but a daughter would not become a princess, instead she would be bestowed the title of Lady.
The Queen felt that “it was time such a long-standing imbalance was formally rectified,” a source said.
The proclamation was issued through the House of Lords on December 31, 2012 and reads, “The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 31 December 2012 to declare that all the children of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of Royal Highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honor.”
Kate was afforded the title Duchess of Cambridge when she wed William in 2011, and when he becomes the King of England she will become the Queen.
Meanwhile, William and Kate are determined to make a break from the past when they welcome their first child.
“They want to raise the baby on their own terms,” a source said.
“William and Kate’s child will have a modern upbringing.”
William’s and Kate’s baby will be raised in Kensington Palace, surrounded by security and taught to bow or curtsy from the day they can walk.
“William is painfully aware of what it’s like to grow up with the burden of being the future monarch hanging over your head.
“Your whole life is mapped out for you. They want their child to have as normal a childhood as they can manage.”
“Kate has been craving scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream,” said a source.
“She can’t get enough of it. And she washes it down with a cup of old-fashioned English-breakfast tea.
“Some women eat raw onions when they’re pregnant, but Kate’s joked that she’s keeping it classy. It’s just a shame she can’t keep her food down for long!” [imagebrowser id=1187]
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