The Royal Baby is Already on the Cover of a Magazine—Sort Of

Tatler's June cover. Photo: Tatler via the Daily Beast.Most pregnant women are pretty damn anxious to have their baby once month seven rolls around. But with Kate Middleton, it's the world that can hardly contain itself.

Exhibit A: Tatler magazine's June issue, which hits stands tomorrow and features a peaches-and-cream–skinned baby, a crown perched on its head, with the cover line, "Tatler's Inside Countdown: To William and Kate's First Child." The infant, who's wearing white bloomers, is sitting next to a precious Corgie pup.

The magazine's main feature is written as an open letter to Kate, reports the Daily Beast, with pearls of wisdom including the suggestion to carry a squash (instead of the baby) swaddled in cashmere as she exits the hospital to throw off awaiting paparazzi, as well as the idea to have a second dress as backup at the christening, in case leaking breasts or baby spit-up stains her first choice. The letter also notes that Kate shouldn't be surprised if she despises William for the first nine months of parenthood.

Tatler is also running a contest, "Pin the Name on the Royal Baby," throughout May, with prizes like a $600 Milli Millu Rio handbag and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Magnum reserved for anyone who has guessed the royal baby's name and won the lottery drawing (which assumes there will be more than one person who has guessed correctly).

The Grosvenor House hotel in London, meanwhile, recently hired British nursery firm Dragon's of Walton Street (hired by Princess Diana back in the day) to design an English nursery "fit for a royal baby," all in honor of the infant's impending arrival, reports Vanity Fair. The completed suite, done in soothing tones of cream and yellow, officially goes on display to the public in June.

Sheesh, talk about putting the pram before the baby.