Posted: 8:37 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013
By Emmalie Vance
If you’re finally going to be taking that break from social media that you’re always talking about, we highly recommend you conclude your trial by mid-June. According to a report from the UK’s Now Magazine, the birth of The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William’s child will be announced on Twitter even before the official notice is posted on the palace gates.
Traditionally, the birth of English royalty is announced by a simple posting on the gates outside Buckingham Palace, as it was withPrince William’s birth in 1982: "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales was safely delivered of a son at 9:03 p.m. today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the paper notice read.
Now that we’ve passed into the 21st century, it seems the world’s favorite royal couple is making a nod to both old and new tradition. The Clarence House website on which the announcement will be initially made is actually linked to their Twitter account, so you know the birth of the long-awaited prince or princess will be trending within minutes of delivery, if indeed this report is true. The notice will also reportedly be posted on the palace gates.
Kate and William’s engagement announcement was the first royal wedding to ever be announced online.