The 'unusual' life of a royal baby
23 July 2013 Last updated at 09:54 BST
What kind of a life is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby boy going to have?
It is a life of privilege but in the past for a royal baby it has also been a life of some oddness - formal duty and protocol intervening quite early in normal family life.
The Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge reports.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 23 July 2013.