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The Heir Apparent Is Due Any Day: Ask.com Unveils What Americans Think About Britain's Famous Baby
Jul 18, 2013 (02:07 PM EDT)
OAKLAND, Calif., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The global fascination with the royal baby can almost be satiated—William and Kate's bundle of joy is due any moment. Ask.com, a leading online brand for questions and answers, today released data culled from its 100 million monthly users to reveal Americans' thoughts about the arrival of Britain's littlest heir.
Findings include (see below for full methodology):
No "Spare" with the "Heir?"
Charles: Absentee No More
Fit for a Queen
When asked 'who will be seen holding the baby first," more than one in two people (52 percent) gave Queen Elizabeth the honors; other users responded as follows:
Royals at Work
As for Kate, nearly one in two respondents think the new mother will take at least a few months of maternity leave. When do Americans think she'll return to her royal duties?
A Name Fit for a King...or Queen
If Kate delivers a boy, one-third of respondents (34 percent) think the baby will be called William after his father, followed by Edward (27 percent), Charles (23 percent) or George (16 percent).
Elizabeth is considered to be the most likely name if the couple welcome a little girl, according to 29 percent of poll respondents, beating out contenders like Charlotte, Victoria and even Diana. Two in five respondents (40 percent) believe the parents should have multiple names at the ready in preparation for twins.
"As the world waits for the details on the Prince or Princess of Cambridge, the spotlight on the royal family has never been stronger," said Valerie Combs, Ask.com celebrity and trend expert. "Our users weighed in on everything from which relative would be the first photographed holding the heir to the throne, to how quickly William and Kate will add another baby to their brood."
The findings are derived from user polls featured on Ask.com, collected over a six-day period and including responses from over 7,900 poll participants.