MIND THE BUMP: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child will be born in July, St James’s Palace confirmed on Monday, and Kate’s condition is also continuing to improve, following her stay in hospital last month for severe morning sickness.

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And if show seasons are fashion’s astrological signs, this baby will be born under the sign of couture, as the fall high fashion shows in Paris take place that same month. According to the British bookmaker William Hill, favorites for the name are George, Victoria and Diana, followed by Elizabeth, Charles, John and Phillip. Another bookmaker, Paddy Power, is offering odds of 66-1 that Kate and reality TV star Kim Kardashian will give birth on the same day.

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