May 24, 2015


Boy oh boy: He's a prince

SOME facts and numbers related to Monday's birth of a boy to Prince William and his wife, Kate:

2: Number of weeks Prince William receives for paternity leave

4: Number of names the baby is likely to have (Princes Charles, William and Harry all have three middle names)

4: Number of generations of direct descendants to the throne currently living

15: Number of direct descendants of the Queen (four children, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, including the new prince)

31: Number of years since the last direct heir was born (Prince William was born on June 21, 1982)

2013: Number of commemorative silver pennies to be minted and distributed to babies born the same day

50,000: Number of royal baby-related bets the Ladbrokes betting agency accepted on the morning the prince was born

$88M: Expected royal birth contribution to Britain's souvenir industry

(according to the U.K. Centre of Retail Research)

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 23, 2013 A3


Updated on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:42 AM CDT: adds missing numbers

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