As the news of the royal baby continues many are excited that Kate may give birth on an iconic English remembrance day.
St George’s Day in England remembers St George, a patron saint. April 23rd is the anniversary of his death and many have said that it would be the perfect day for Kate to give birth. The England flag, a red cross with a white background, is also the flag of Saint George, and is part of the Union Jack flag.
According to legend, Saint George was soldier in the Roman army who saved a princess and killed a dragon. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England’s national day. He is remembered for his honour, bravery and gallantry.
The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour this morning, with Kensington Palace releasing a statement saying, ‘Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.’ Many are excited about the news of her going into labour on such an iconic day.
The birth of the new baby will be close to other celebrations for the royal pair, with Kate and William’s seventh wedding anniversary just a week away on 29th April, while Charlotte’s 3rd birthday is on May 2nd.
The new baby narrowly missed out on sharing a birthday with the Queen – who turned 92 on Saturday.
The new baby will also share its birthday with Lady Gabriella Windsor – the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, who was born at the Lindo Wing on April 23 in 1981.
St George’s day used to be an English bank holiday, but is now just a day of remembrance. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is campaigning for it to change back to a national holiday – which he reinforced in a tweet earlier today. Did he know something we didn’t…?
Now with a new royal baby on the way on St George’s day it could give him a better argument for reinstating the national holiday!
Words: Sarah Finley