Royal expert Robert Jobson on what's in store for Kate and William's little one

Prince William and the Kate Middleton‘s first-born could easily stake a claim to being the most-anticipated child in decades.

But despite making history within the Royal Family due to a change of rules meaning all of Kate and Wills‘ kids, male or female, will be princes or princesses, presents given to the tot are likely to be modest.

The Royal Family tend to give small, inexpensive gifts to each other.

The Queen‘s expected to give her great-grandchild a specially bound Bible as one day the baby will grow up to be the supreme governor of the Church of England.

US reports claim the child’s been sent antique baby books from Barack Obama and a signed football from David Beckham, while Elton John has apparently composed a song for the infant.

But it’s likely the couple will ask members of the public wanting to send presents to donate to their charity foundation – just as they requested for their wedding.

However, Kate‘s family will be less traditional.

Her controversial millionaire uncle Gary Goldsmith has gone public with his gift plans, revealing: ‘I’m going to get exactly what I get for all my mates’ babies.

‘As a Chelsea fan, I always get the baby Chelsea shares.

‘Then, when it’s a bit older, I get it a full tiny Chelsea strip.

‘It’s brilliant – it drives the parents mad.

‘I love turning their kid into a true blue!

‘And since Prince William‘s an Aston Villa fan, it makes it even more hilarious.’

The New Royal Family by Robert Jobson (£12.99, John Blake) is out on 5 August. Follow Robert @theroyaleditor

Read more about Kate Middleton and Prince William in this week’s Now magazine dated 22 July 2013 – download the digital edition now!


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