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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #255 on: December 03, 2012, 03:48:43 PM »
Im the living proof that s more a myth than reality ;)

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #256 on: December 03, 2012, 04:05:35 PM »
Comparing today's news with the last time there were 4 generations of the royal family alive at the same time!

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-are-expecting-their-first-child/

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« Reply #257 on: December 03, 2012, 05:28:13 PM »
I had horrible morning sickness. I lost a lot of weight at the beginning.

I only gained 17 pounds over the 9 months and my son was born 9lbs 6oz. He was delivered by C Section.

He took up more than half of the pregnancy weight!

I am not sure that doctors are ever right about pregnancy symptoms.

I hope that this doesn't cause any problems for the Duchess. Stress and stain can be a big factor. I had to quit my job at about 8 weeks on doctor's orders. Besides vomiting at work doesn't go over in a big way.

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #258 on: December 03, 2012, 05:48:47 PM »
Comparing today's news with the last time there were 4 generations of the royal family alive at the same time!

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-are-expecting-their-first-child/

I was just talking to my husband about this at lunch! LOL  I hope they do a photo like the one of Queen Victoria/Edward VII/George V/Edward VIII.

There were 4 generations alive before--just not the monarch and direct heirs in 3 successive generations. They did a photo with Queen Alexandra/George V/Princess Mary/Lord Harewood in 1923.

 

I had hoped maybe to see one of EII/Anne/Peter Phillips/Savannah as the Queen's first great-grandchild ala the latter photo but they didn't take an official one apparently.
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #259 on: December 03, 2012, 10:46:41 PM »
Congratulations to the young couple. I will go out on a limb and wager on a a girl with the first two names being Elizabeth Diana.

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #260 on: December 03, 2012, 10:55:06 PM »
Since I heard this news, I keep thinking of Diana and how sad it is that she is missing out on this excitement...sad too for the forthcoming child not to have a loving, relatively young grandmother in his or her life on William's side.  She would be very proud and happy I'm sure.

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« Reply #261 on: December 04, 2012, 03:30:50 AM »
Twins would be quite an event. That's happened among the Royals' German cousins, but does anyone recall any twins in the actual British royal line?

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« Reply #262 on: December 04, 2012, 04:24:49 AM »
The cabinet announced that regardless of the sex of the child it would follow it's father in the line of succession.  King George's Letters Patent state that The Eldest son of the Eldest SON of the Prince of Wales would be entitled to HRH otherwise if its a girl it would be Lady ********* Windsor.  I'm pretty sure though that HM would issue new Letters Patent IMO

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« Reply #263 on: December 04, 2012, 04:30:00 AM »
Twins would be quite an event. That's happened among the Royals' German cousins, but does anyone recall any twins in the actual British royal line?

No, I actually do not....maybe someone with more knowledge could answer this? I'm not sure if twins run in Kate's family either...

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« Reply #264 on: December 04, 2012, 05:31:43 AM »
I don't see any history of twins in the British Royal Family. There have been twins in other royal families.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say that twins are more common in women over the age of 30. I believe that the Duchess just turned 30 and so is not all that old.

On a personal note, I was 36 when my son was born and he is not a twin so no matter what the doctors think it appears to be just the chance of how many eggs are fertilized or if a single egg divides. They say that the percentage of multiple fertilized eggs or the slim chance of one egg splitting can go up after age 30. It is still only a chance not a medical certainty.

Are the stories about the Duchess from creditable sources or from the tabloids? Wishful thinking or solid medical fact?
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #265 on: December 04, 2012, 05:45:12 AM »
If in KateĀ“s family are twins, there are more possibilities of her having them.

According Wikipedia

"Women who have a family history of fraternal twins have a higher chance of producing fraternal twins themselves, as there is a genetically linked tendency to hyper-ovulate. There is no known genetic link for identical twinning. Other factors that increase the odds of having fraternal twins include maternal age, fertility drugs and other fertility treatments, nutrition, and prior births."

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #266 on: December 04, 2012, 06:36:00 AM »
Congrats to William and Catherine!
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #267 on: December 04, 2012, 06:47:46 AM »
Hmmm...very interesting. From what I've seen in Kate's family tree, no twins, but who knows? There could be twins going way back in Kate's ancestry/family tree! Obviously, having a history of twins would definitely increase chances. Ceratinly would be an interesting event IF she is having twins. I've also seen alot of people asking "If she has twins, who will be first in line?" and answer is simple. The elder twin!

In other news, William arrived to see Kate at the hospital at 11:30am this morning.

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #268 on: December 04, 2012, 08:16:10 AM »
Marlene announced on her blog that "Today, the palace announced that a son will be a prince and a daughter will be a princess.  "
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #269 on: December 04, 2012, 09:53:04 AM »
I'm putting my hat in the ring for "Helena" if it's a girl. Helena Elizabeth Diana Mary.

(I don't know why I think that, other than it's the only name of a daughter of Victoria that hasn't been used by the RF lately, to my knowledge.)