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Kate Middleton Plans At Home Birth For Third Child

PEOPLE

With the upcoming arrival of the next royal baby, Kate Middleton has announced she plans on delivering her third child at home.

The Duchess of Cambridge has opted to deliver her baby at either Kensington Palace or the Sandringham Estate to avoid the "chaos" the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, created.

According to Express, a source claims Middleton has discussed her decision with Prince William, who is supportive of her choice.

"Above all they have agreed that having a home birth would save a massive intrusion into the day-to-day running of any hospital where she gave birth," the source said.

"They were very concerned about the chaos caused with the first two children as hundreds of press and public camped outside for several days, and they would like to avoid a repeat if they could," the source continued.

The source added the Duke and Duchess didn't think it was fair on other patients and relatives at the hospital, who would also have to deal with the fanfare.

With Middleton's due date quickly approaching, royal watchers have been trying to figure out what the pair will name their newborn.

Since the announcement, fans of the royal monarchy have been anticipating what Middleton and William will name their third child.

And until the April birth, bookies are taking bets on the newborn's potential moniker.

Ladbrokes Betting Agency employee Jessica Bridge told Newshub the royals have a tendency to "regurgitate the same names every few generations so it’s very hard to see a Princess Chardonnay or a Prince Wayne."

As there have been no reports on the offspring's gender, the odds are in favor of Alice, paying about £7 ($9.75 US) if it’s a girl or Albert, paying £13 (about $18 US) if it’s a boy.

Bets are also being taken on the newborn's weight, with the favorite being about 6 pounds, 6 ounces.

What do you think Middleton and William will name their newborn?