SOURCE: Tetley Tea

The S3 Agency

July 02, 2013 14:23 ET

Tetley Tea Survey Predicts Baby Girl Named Diana for Duchess Kate, Prince William

MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwired - July 02, 2013) -  The world is abuzz with excitement over the fast-approaching arrival of the United Kingdom's newest heir or heiress, the child of Prince William and Duchess Catherine. Due this month, the upcoming birth of this famous child has garnered some of the highest profile baby pools ever seen. Tetley Tea, the quintessential British tea, decided to find out what its fans predicted in a survey of all things royal baby.

In keeping with the most prominent rumors, nearly 70% of Tetley USA's Facebook fans guessed that the royal bundle of joy will be a girl. Most reports suggest a mid-month due date and Tetley's survey respondents are right on track, with July 15 coming out as the most popular guess for the birth date.

The odds makers on betting websites point to Alexandra as the top choice for a girl's name, but those who took Tetley's survey seem to think William will pay tribute to his mother by choosing Diana for a girl (32.6%). Alexandra did come in a close second with more than 20% of the vote. As for a boy's name, it's a close call between Philip with 33.1% and James with 32.2% of the votes.

Though there has been speculation that Kate will be "too posh to push," the overwhelming majority of survey respondents (85%) think she will go with a natural delivery, perhaps due to recent reports of her interest in the "hypno-birth" option.

As for the baby his or herself, nearly half of fans (48.9%) think he or she will take after Kate and sport brown hair at birth. Recent photos of the Duchess show a prominent but not very large baby bump, which may be why survey respondents are predicting a baby somewhat on the small side, with 54.3% saying the baby will be between six and seven pounds at birth.

"Royal baby fever is sweeping the U.S., and since Tetley is one of the best-loved brands in Britain, we were quite excited to hear our fans' predictions about this momentous occasion," said Marc Birnbaum, Marketing Executive at Tetley USA.

The survey was conducted over a 5-day period in June 2013, administered to more than 1,200 adults via the Tetley USA Facebook page at

About Tetley

Tetley has been known as an industry leader in creating a variety of delicious teas since it began producing tea over 170 years ago. Tetley is now part of Tata Global Beverages, which also includes award-winning Eight O'Clock Coffee and Good Earth Tea. Tetley has a long-standing relationship with the Ethical Tea Partnership,­ an organization that drives change and helps create a thriving global tea sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. All Tetley branded tea, including flavored and decaffeinated varieties, will also be part of the Rainforest Alliance certification program, which is scheduled for completion by 2016. To learn more about Tetley Tea, visit, become a fan on Facebook at and/or follow @TetleyUSA on Twitter.

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