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Being a royal sure has its perks. You get your snazzy title, slammin' digs, a jet-setting schedule and the unblemished patina of rarified blue-blooded living.
Oh, yeah: And if you're Queen Elizabeth II, you also get a high-security phone call on a James Bond-esque encrypted phone line informing you of the latest addition to your family.
Indeed, in a departure from royal protocol, Prince William is expected to call his grandmum to let her know that his wife, Kate Middleton—who has been admitted to London's St. Mary's Hospital after going into labor early Monday morning—has given birth to the third in line to the throne.