As we all celebrate the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had their third baby, we take a look back at the slightly unusual rules that still exist when it comes to royal babies. Of course, a lot of the traditions have changed since the arrival of Prince Louis, but being in line to the throne still comes with certain traditions.
As a royal baby, you didn’t need a surnameA surname is not required on the birth certificate of a royal baby, as the new baby will have the title HRH Prince or Princess and be referred to in this way.
That said, as Prince George starts school this September, his parents will need to decide on a surname for the register. There are three choices available to them – Mountbatten-Windsor, Wales or Cambridge. Image: Getty