E: EASEL  Even though news of the birth will be shared on Twitter first, the arrival of the fourth in line to the throne will be formally announced in a more traditional way: with a notice placed on a gilded easel outside Buckingham Palace. When George was born in 2013, the document was signed by the medical staff who helped with the birth and then reviewed by the Queen. Photo: © Dan Dennison/Getty Images

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PLAYMATES: Like their father before them, William’s children will have a ready-made circle of loyal friends in their royal cousins. George and his sibling will grow up alongside the Queen’s other great-grandchildren, including Savannah, 4, and Isla, 2 (above, at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park last August), the daughters of William’s cousin Peter Phillips and his Canadian wife, Autumn. Photo: © DAVID HARTLEY/REX/CP

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G: GRANDFATHER: Having never known his own grandfathers (Charles was only three when George VI died, and he never met his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and  Denmark), Charles is keen to know William and Kate’s children. He was gleeful when presented with this gift of an enormous stuffed squirrel for George last year. Photo: © Paul Watt/PA/Keystone Press

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During a visit to Glendelvine squirrel sanctuary in Perthshire , Scotland on July Prince Charles was presented with a cuddly RED squirrel toy for his grandson Prince George’s birthday.

Z: ZARA TINDALL  William’s cousin and lifelong confidante Zara – the daughter of Princess Anne – was a natural choice to be one of George’s seven godparents. Since the christening, Zara and her husband Mike have welcomed a baby of their own, Mia, now one. The Olympic equestrian has indicated that she’s not planning to have another child before the 2016 Olympic Games, but she’ll certainly shower William and Kate’s second-born with love. Interestingly, Zara is the only royal relative among…

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Zara Phillips with baby Mia during the Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic event in support of Rugby for Heroes and the On Course Foundation at the Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, Wales.

Q: QUEEN  Elizabeth is the odds-on favourite for the baby’s name should Kate have a girl – and it’s easy to see why she and William would want to pay homage to a revered monarch and beloved relative. Whatever the child’s gender, the Queen, who turns 89 this month, will surely delight in welcoming her fifth great-grandchild. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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Y: YOUNGER SIBLING   When Harry was born, his father Charles reported that “William has taken to the new baby like a duck to water” It is hoped the same will soon be said of George. As first-born children in each of their families, both William and Kate are close with their siblings. George and his new sister or brother will be 21 months apart, a happy medium between William and Harry (27 months) and Kate and Pippa (19 months). Photo: © Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

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R: ROYAL TOURS  At eight months, George embarked on his first official tour with his parents, a 10-day trip to Australia and New Zealand. Cute photo opps abounded for the chubby-cheeked royal, including a visit to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo (above). Travelling with two kids is usually more than twice as challenging for parents, so the new arrival might not get his or her passport stamped quite as quickly. Photo: © Samir Hussein/Getty Images

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Kate, William and George went to Sydney's Taronga Zoo to visit the Prince George Bilby exhibit and meet the prince's namesake marsupial

W: WAITING  The lead-up to Prince George’s delivery was dubbed “The Great Kate Wait” because of the media from around the world stationed outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London for weeks in all kinds of weather. But when Prince George Alexander Louis finally arrived, everyone was delighted and knew the wait was worth it. This time around, the media will not be allowed to wait outside the Lindo Wing until Kate actually goes into labour. Photo: © Yui Mok/CP

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Prince William is also at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, where he himself was born in

C: CHRISTENING  Like previous royal babies, including Prince George, William and Kate’s second child will make his or her official debut several months after birth at the christening. The child will wear the lace gown handmade by the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, in 2004. It’s a replica of the 1841 outfit that was made for Queen Victoria’s first daughter and was used in royal christenings for the next 163 years. Photo: © John Stillwell/Getty Images

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U: UNCLE HARRY  The newest member of the family will share a close bond with fellow second-born, Prince Harry, who will be bumped to fifth in line in the order of succession. “Royal first-borns may get all the glory,” Princess Diana once said, “but second-borns enjoy more freedom.” Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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O: OBSTETRICIAN  The Queen’s gynecologist, Marcus Setchell, delayed his retirement to deliver George. A doctor who assisted him, Her Majesty’s current surgeon-gynecologist, Alan Farthing (right), will head the team when Kate is admitted to hospital. Alan, 51, was one of the youngest doctors to treat the Royal Family when he began working with them in 2008. Photo: © Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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Alan Farthing is heading up the Duchess' team of gynaecologists and midwives

L: LUPO  In this family, puppy love lasts a lifetime! The Cambridges’ cocker spaniel has proven he’s not only man’s best friend, but a pal to children, too. It helps that Lupo’s place in the family is so secure; even after George’s arrival in 2013, the dog, who was acquired by the Cambridges in 2012, has retained pride of place in family portraits, like this one taken by Michael Middleton. Photo: © Michael Middleton

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K: KENSINGTON PALACE  After the family gets accustomed to life with a fourth member, which they’re expected to do while at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, they’ll return to Kensington Palace’s Apartment 1A. In their 21-room London home, George’s new sibling will share his Beatrix Potter-themed nursery, which is decorated with characters from the author’s famous children’s stories. Photo: © HRPNewsteam

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News and photos of the renovated Kensington Palace apartment, home to Kate and William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George.

X: XX OR XY?  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will learn whether they’re adding a son or a daughter to their family only hours before the rest of us; they’ve reportedly chosen not to know the baby’s sex in advance. (In January, Kate referred to her child in gender-neutral terms, saying, “It’s moving all the time.”) According to betting company Ladbrokes, bettors are putting their pounds on a princess. Photo: © Ruth Black

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N: NANNY  Already experienced when it comes to caring for the littlest royals, George’s nanny, Spanish-born Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo (left, holding George during his parents’ tour to Australia and New Zealand) is staying on staff and will help look after his sibling. If the Cambridge kids are like William and Harry, they’ll stay close to their caregivers for life. Photo: © Pool

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Nanny Maria Teresa Borrallo was on hand when the Duke and Duchess took Prince George to Australia and New Zealand

J: JOY  They always wanted at least two children, and they both have siblings close in age. Those are just two of the reasons the parents-to-be haven’t stopped smiling since announcing Kate’s pregnancy. They’ve expressed their joy on more than one occasion. “It’s going to be interesting next year. A busy year next year,” a smiling William told U.S. President Barack Obama in December. “I can feel it kicking now,” Kate said happily in January. Photo: © Samir Hussein/Getty Images

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