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Boy oh boy: He's a prince

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 22/7/2013 (1491 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

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)


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

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