Monday, July 1, 2013

Rumor Rumor: Future 3rd in line a Queen?

Lunar conceiving chart

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a child any time now. While Mr. And Mrs. Cambridge do not know the gender of their unborn child, the general public would sure love a little game of speculation and if you have an extra penny, betting on either gender gives you a 50% chance of either winning or loosing.

2 years ago, I shared on my blog on the legendary "gender selection chart" passed along within the Chinese community and now view by everyone across the globe. While it may ring true for some but not for others. Personally, I find it hard to believe despite the fact that mine turned out correct. It's not scientific at all, so I find it quite hard to swallow.

Anyway, I shall put this chart to the test to guess the future third in line to the British throne. Whether you choose to believe in this chart or not is entirely up to you.

Profile - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Image Source: Daily Mail UK
Name: Catherine Elizabeth, Duchess of Cambridge
Date of Birth: 9 January 1982
Age (as of 2012): 30 years
Lunar age (as of 2012): 32 years
Estimate delivery date: mid July 2013
Speculated conceive date: (minus 40 weeks) September 2012

Now based on the calendar, if the Duchess conceive anytime between May 2012 and Dec 2012 it would be all pink right across. Meaning girl. If you are wondering why her age last year is stated as 32 instead of 30, the Chinese community counts the gestational period in the womb as 1 year and if you are born before Chinese New Year (a.k.a Spring festival) you add extra 1 year. In the case of the Duchess who was born on January 9, 1982 she is considered born in the year of the Rooster because the year of the Dog only began on January 25, 1982.

HOWEVER, there is another profile worthy of highlighting - Diana, Princess of Wales and the birth of her two sons - William and Harry.

Profile - Diana, Princess of Wales

Young Prince William and Prince Harry with their late Mother, Diana Princess of Wales
Image Source: Google
Name: Diana, Princess of Wales
Date of Birth:  1 July 1961
Age (as of 1981): 20 years old (22 as of 1983)
Lunar age (as of 1981): 21 years old (23 as of 1983)
Elder son William, Duke of Cambridge date of birth: 21 June 1982
Younger son Prince Harry of Wales: 15 September 1984

Based on the chart, at age 21 it is all pink throughout the entire calendar year. Which would mean when Prince William was conceived sometime in August (plus minus a little), we would be expecting a baby princess but it isn't the case.

On the other hand, it did ring true for Prince Harry who was conceived in December '83 when the late Princess of Wales was 23 years of age. The equivalent to the 11th lunar month which is blue in color!


  1. When I was pregnant with lil Kai, I used that chart to "confirm" my suspicions and they were right on both occasions. Jangan tak 'caya! :-p

    1. Mine holds true too, but I have some friends who claimed that it didn't turn out right for them. So it's best to let people know that it's not 100% reliable ;)

      On the side note, I noticed that my previous post on this chart seems to come from specific countries that are notorious for female infanticide. So I kind of feel a little guilty if it does not turn out accurately for these women...


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