Prince William talks baby names as Kate Middleton’s due date approaches

Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child is due any day now, and the couple have been careful not to give away too much about their name choices for the new baby - until now.

It is thought that Kate’s due date will land on St George’s day but if their baby boy or girl decides to arrive a little later, they could make their parent’s seventh wedding anniversary extra special.

Kate and William have both spoken about their excitement to become a family of five but have given nothing away when it comes to the potential baby names or the gender of their third baby.

However, Prince William has just dropped a major hint about one of the couple’s top name choices – and the potential gender of the new baby – and it’s all tied to one of his favourite sports!

The Duke was seen at the Aston Villa versus Cardiff game in Villa Park this week, and reportedly joked that he would like to call the baby Jack, after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish who scored the team’s winning goal.

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Prince William was spotted in the crowd supporting Aston Villa when they beat Cardiff 1-0

The Mirror report that William told fans: ‘I’m going to insist the baby is called Jack’. The Duke paused and then quickly added: ‘… or Jackie’.

Although the bookies have been taking bets on what the royal couple might call the new arrival for months now, Jack isn’t actually one of their top name choices. Currently Alice in first place and Albert if the couple have a boy.

Alice has 5/1 odds while Albert is at 12/1. Phillip recently entered the runnings and has 16/1 odds alongside Alexandra, Frederick and James.

If Kate and William did decide on an Aston Villa-themed name, their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte would probably be delighted.

According to The Sun, Kate revealed the pair are footie fans like their dad.

The paper revealed that a youngster who met the royal couple confessed: ‘Kate told me that George and Charlotte love putting on Villa kits. I told her I am an Arsenal fan, so I don’t really like Villa kits.’

Another student, Taylor Mosley, is said to have added: ‘I said to them that I’m a Villa fan, because I know William is a Villa fan.’

Kate is said to have joked: ‘I have to be loyal to my husband!’

Who knows if the little royal will be named after William’s new favourite football player, luckily we don’t have too long to wait!