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Is this why William and Kate haven't announced the new royal baby's name yet?

The young Prince has been (publicly) nameless for three days. THREE DAYS.

By Catriona Harvey-Jenner

On Monday, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child. But despite the fact he's made headlines all around the world ever since he was born, he still doesn't have a name yet.

And, er, on that note, do we know when we're actually going to get one for the newborn Prince? A name, that is. Now the excitement of the actual birthing is out the way, we want something else to refresh our Twitter feed for, but it's proving to be a longer wait than usual.

After Prince George's birth in 2013, the world was left in the dark for two days before finding out his full name. On July 24, Kensington Palace released a statement declaring His Royal Highness had been given the name 'George Alexander Louis'.

And the same pattern followed with Princess Charlotte. Less than two years later, in May 2015, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave us all a two day wait to find out her name, too. Having adopted a penchant for Twitter by then, Kensington Palace tweeted out the announcement that the new Princess was called 'Charlotte Elizabeth Diana'.

So following that logic, we would have expected the name to be publicly confirmed yesterday. But that didn't happen.

According to The Sun's royal correspondent Emily Andrews, speaking on her podcast On Heir, one reason for the delay could be because: "[William and Kate] are just a normal family, and they want to tell their family first before they have to tell the rest of the world."

Fair dos. But there's also another reason the royals have probably postponed the announcement: April 25 was Anzac day and being the head of the Commonwealth, this is an important date in the diary for the royals. Prince William even made a surprise appearance at the Westminster Abbey service (though he looked pretty knackered).

It's likely that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn't want to overshadow the sentiment of the day by also announcing the name of their youngest child.

But that hasn't stopped eager onlookers from continuing to speculating about what the young Royal will be called. Suggestions have ranged from the hilarious...

...to the ridiculous...

...to the really quite likely...

Let's hope Friday might be the day.

SOURCE: Cosmopolitan UK