Is This the Reason William and Kate Have Gone For Baby No. 3?
The announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child is what royal-watchers have been waiting for, and yet, with Prince Philip now retired, William quitting his job as an Air Ambulance pilot, and the family of four moving to London full-time so he and Kate can take on more royal duties, why exactly have they decided to add to their family?
It's easy to look at Kate and her two siblings, Pippa and James, and assume that she would like her children to have a similar experience to what she had, but it could well have been that William was keen to have another child for his own reasons. After all, he felt the pressures of growing up with the weight of the future on his shoulders, but luckily he had younger brother Harry by his side - the only other person in the world who had an idea of what his life was like. It's no secret that the two brothers are also best friends, and William stated in a Heads Together video released to raise awareness of the importance of discussing feelings, "We are uniquely bonded because of what we've been through." It could be that William wants as much support as possible for Prince George, and with two siblings in his corner, the prince will have a lifetime of backup to look forward to.
The reason for baby number three could also go beyond emotional support and be rooted more in practicality. The queen has four children - Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward - which meant that throughout the 1970s and 1980s, there were plenty of senior family members to share the royal duties. As her children started marrying and their spouses were added to the mix, at one point there were a key eight to share the workload (the queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Sarah Duchess of York, and Prince Edward).
The reason for baby number three could also go beyond emotional support and be rooted more in practicality.
However, now that Charles's siblings are playing less of a key role and Prince Philip is retired, the high-profile duties are mainly the responsibility of a core group of six - the queen, Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, William, Kate, and Harry. William and Kate having a third child means that when their children come of age and marry, the number will be back up again to 10 (Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, George, Charlotte, baby three, and their spouses), and Prince George will have plenty of practical support as he moves through his adult life.
But what about Harry, his future wife, and any children they have? As is always the case with the "spare to the heir," for the first 30 or so years of their lives, they are the second most important person in the future of the monarchy, but then as the elder sibling starts their own family, the younger rapidly gets bumped down the line of succession, along with the significance of their royal role. Until that time, though, we can expect to see plenty of Harry over the coming decades, until George, Charlotte, and baby number three enter royal life full-time.
*Georgetown is a city in Quitman County, Georgia, United States. It is at the Alabama-Georgia state line next to Walter F. George Lake. The population was 973 at the 2000 census. In 2006, Georgetown and Quitman County voted to consolidate their governments, becoming the smallest such consolidated entity in the Lower 48 states. Contents 1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Education 4.1 Quitman County School District 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External links History Settled in the early 1830s, Georgetown was first named Tobanana for the nearby creek. The Tobanana Post Office was established on January 10, 1833. On September 21, 1836, the name of the town was changed to "Georgetown" after the historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Georgetown was designated in 1859 as the county seat of Quitman County and was laid out as a town by order of the Inferior Court. The town was incorporated by an act of the legislature on December 9, 1859. A brigade of federal cavalry, commanded by General Benjamin H. Grierson, camped for a time near Georgetown on the banks of the Tobanana Creek at the close of the American Civil War. Georgetown was destroyed by fire in 1903; every building except for the post office and three houses were destroyed. Geography Georgetown is located at 31°53'02?N 85°06'05?WCoordinates: 31°53'02?N 85°06'05?W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it (30.46%) is water. Demographics Historical population Census Pop. %± 1870 263 — 1880 245 -6.8% 1890 348 42.0% 1900 348 0.0% 1910 313 -10.1% 1920 244 -22.0% 1930 345 41.4% 1940 367 6.4% 1950 550 49.9% 1960 554 0.7% 1970 860 55.2% 1980 935 8.7% 1990 913 -2.4% 2000 973 6.6% 2010 2,513 158.3% Est. 2014 2,315  -7.9% U.S. Decennial Census As of the census of 2000, there were 973 people, 367 households, and 274 families residing in the city. The population density was 355.0 people per square mile (137.1/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 202.1 per square mile (78.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.02% African American, 39.77% White, 0.10% Asian, and 0.10% from two or more races. There were 367 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 26.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11. In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,941, and the median income for a family was $25,250. Males had a median income of $22,404 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,407. About 22.0% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over. Education Quitman County School District The Quitman County School District holds grades pre-school to grade eight, and consists of one elementary-middle school. The district has 22 full-time teachers and over 314 students. Gallery Quitman County Courthouse was built in 1939 by the Public Works Administration using federal relief funds. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The old Quitman County Jail. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown City Hall. Georgetown Post Office (ZIP code: 39854)
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