Royal Baby No. 2 is due any day and the UK is gearing up for the arrival of a new prince or princess — with some breast milk ice cream.
The Licktators ice cream company announced it will be relaunching its breast milk ice cream, in collaboration with breastfeeding campaigner Victoria Hiley, in celebration of the royal birth. Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream was first introduced in 2011. It received massive support from the public – most especially breastfeeding women – so, with summer right around the corner too, reintroducing the ice cream seemed the perfect way to honor the arrival of the newest member of the royal family, while promoting the benefits of breastfeeding.
"We thought the birth of a Royal baby was a great time to whip up support for mums and say that when it comes to ice cream this summer, breast is best," said Hiley.
The ice cream, Royal Baby Gaga, is made from donated breast milk and Madagascan Vanilla. The breast milk used in the ice cream has been screened following hospital standards, guaranteeing that it will be safe and clean. So there's a scoop to be enjoyed whether Kate and William welcome a new prince or princess, and Royal Baby Gaga will be available in blue and pink tubs.
The Licktators will be selling the ice cream in select London stores in summer and online. A tub of Royal Baby Gaga costs about $22. All proceeds from sales will be donated to a breastfeeding charity. And for those interested in making their own breast milk ice cream, The Licktators has also published a recipe online.
The celebratory ice cream is ready — but where's Royal Baby No. 2? There are speculations that Kate was due on April 23. If so, she's already late. And since she'll be giving birth again at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's (which doesn't usually wait on pregnancies over a week past due date), experts are predicting that Kate might choose to be induced.
Prince George was also believed to be a week late when he was born in 2013 — so it's not all on Kate. Still, whether or not the birth will be induced will depend on what she's feeling, how the baby is doing and Kate's general medical history.
The last few times Kate appeared in public, she said she was expecting her second child in mid- to late-April.