It has been widely speculated that Kate Middleton will go into labour on the 25 April.

While the proud parents are yet to officially announce the exact due date, in March the Duchess of Cambridge confirmed that 20-month-old Prince George will have a baby brother or sister by the end of the month.

"I'm due mid-April, to the end of April. Not long to go now," she told Christine Osborne.

Although we are not looking forward to the same predictable fanfare outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington we witnessed back in 2013 when the royals welcomed Prince George, one thing that would be utterly fabulous would be if Middleton gave birth on 23 April aka St George's Day (St George is the patron saint of England), instead.

If you unconvinced, here are a few reasons why you should also be hoping to welcome the fourth in line to the British throne when patriotic fever is in the air.

Great PR

No spin doctors or even a PR genius like Kim Kardashian can compete with a royal baby born on St George's Day to down-to-earth Prince William and his real life Cinderella. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's fairy-tale story has started to go a little stale, so the birth of their second child will be a great way of reigniting the passion and ingratiating the royals with the masses for another four years. Did someone say bunting?

Prince George will love it

Being royalty does not exempt Will and Kate from the pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Considering George has spent the last 20 months being the centre of attention, he might struggle with suddenly having to share the spotlight. One way his parents might offset the feeling of resentment is to tell him that the new baby was actually a gift for him on St George's Day.

Poetic significance

The great English poet, playwright, and actor that was William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. Aside from that grisly little detail, just think of the legacy he left in the wake of his passing. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, are just a few of his great gifts to the world. The royal baby can share a connection.

Election madness

The general election takes place on 7 May. If Middleton gives birth on the 23 April, she will dominate headlines and have the world orbiting around her for two whole weeks before the likes of David Cameron's broken promises and Ed Miliband's mansion tax kill the good vibe.

Superior star sign

If you are a lucky enough to be born on 23 April, you are a member of the Taurus club, the best star sign in the zodiac.

As the new baby may one day sit on the throne, some on the traits of their star sign will come in handy. The Taurus-born are known for being reliable, fiercely loyal, and practical and have an eye for beauty. While they can sometimes be very stubborn, they tend to be generous, good with finances, ambitious, and persistent.