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Could Will and Kate’s new baby be called ‘Burton’?

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 16, 2013


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THE United Kindom’s future monarch could be named ‘Burton’, Royal watchers have predicted, after it was calculated that the Royal baby might have been conceived while William and Katherine visited the town.

St James’s Palace confirmed that Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her first child, a future heir to the throne, ‘some time in July’ leading to speculation that her pregnancy began around the time the pair were visiting Burton to open the St George’s Park National Football Centre.

Should the Duchess choose to follow a celebrity trend of naming her baby after the place it had been conceived, just as the Beckhams did with Brooklyn, their new child could be named ‘Burton’.

Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths told the Mail that he had noticed a ‘twinkle’ in Prince William’s eye when he met him at the centre’s opening in October.

Remarking on the possibility of the third Royal in line to the throne being given the name ‘Burton’, he said: “I think it’s absolutely brilliant. We always said St George’s Park would help to put Burton on the map but we didn’t realise it could possibly put the name on a £10 note as well.

“It’s all tongue in cheek, of course, but I think it’s fabulous people are talking about Burton and I’m pleased it’s helping the town to make the news.

“People have mentioned since that St George’s Park might even have mystical powers in relation to fertility and now women might end up flocking to it.”

Mr Griffiths added that the couple might like to think about naming their new arrival after the centre itself, with Burton as a middle name - George Burton.

He added: “St George’s park has exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations. The day they visited was a monumental day for Burton and it would be lovely to think it was an historic day for the country as well.”

St James’s Palace has so far refused to give an exact due date, or confirm whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will want to find out the sex of their child ahead of its birth, which is believed to be due around mid-July.

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