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Two royal pregnancy TV specials and counting...

One day after TLC announced it had picked up a TV special on the Royal Family Pregnancy (Kate Middleton’s pregnant, have you heard?) to air Sunday, Dec. 16, Lifetime swooped in with news it had picked its own RFP special, which will air Thursday, Dec. 13 — three days earlier!

Prince William and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in central London. (LEON NEAL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Meanwhile, TLC’s special is called  “William and Kate: A Royal Baby Story,” which you’d swear was a Lifetime show title. It’s a world turned upside down.

TLC’s special will feature “royal experts” explaining what life is going to be like for the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and examine the childhoods of Queen Elizabeth II, her children, and her grandchildren.

 Lifetime’s special will go behind the scenes of the monarchy, revealing development’s as to what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the world, should expect over the coming months before the birth of “the world’s most famous celebrity baby.” This special also will provide a detailed look at the history of royal babies and potential names for this latest addition to the royal family, who will be third in line to the throne, behind William and his father, Prince Charles — shoving out of the running, practically speaking, Prince Harry.

Neither network indicated whether their special would delve into the suicide of the nurse at King Edward VII Hospital, where mom Kate Middleton, aka Duchess of Cambridge, was being treated for severe morning sickness. The nurse took her own life, according to press reports, after being tricked by two Australian shock jocks seeking confidential information about the patient, the results of which were broadcast round the world. The two radio personalities have been taken off the air.

View Photo Gallery: The royal couple’s future heir to join the legion of famous royals from various nations.



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