The rumor mill is abuzz that Prince William, son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, will announce in short order that he is engaged to be married to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton. Prince William is second in line to the throne (after Prince Charles) so the burning question is: Will the couple immediately get busy — after marriage of course — on producing the requisite “heir and a spare?” If history is any determination, the answer is yes.
Princess Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. She gave birth to William on June 21, 1982. Her second son, Harry, was born September 15, 1984. So if royal protocol is any indication, we can expect a Kate Middleton baby bump watch to begin within three months of marriage!