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Fortune tellers see romance, army career in royal baby's future

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s being predicted the future king of Britain will be popular with the opposite sex – and that he may marry sometime between the ages of 30 and 35.

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BRITAIN’S ROYAL BABY will grow up to be determined but introverted – and a big hit with the ladies – Chinese fortune tellers are predicting.

The young prince, born at 4:24pm on Monday in the sixth month of the Chinese ‘Year of the Snake’, will find romance abroad, Hong Kong-based fortune teller Mak Ling-ling told AFP.

“It’s likely he will have to go overseas, perhaps representing the army or going to a boarding school. He will also find romantic relationships overseas. His marriage will arrive between 30 and 35 years of age,” she said.

Au Chung-tak, who like Mak is a practitioner of the art of feng shui in Hong Kong, warned that the new prince should live near trees to counteract his strong appeal to the opposite sex.

“If he wants to be stable (in marriage) he must not live close to water. Instead, he should live by the trees,” Au said.

According to Western astrology, the prince is a Cancerian and predicted to be a sensitive character who will “transform” the royal family.

Meanwhile, Indian mystics predicted that the new prince would one day stand for elected office and would improve Britain’s relations with the rest of the world.

However, William and Kate have more practical concerns today – as they spend their first full day at home as a family. The couple showed-off the future monarch to the world as they left hospital yesterday, with Kate telling the massed ranks of international media that motherhood was “very emotional”.

William said they were still choosing a name, and revealed that he had already changed the infant’s nappy.

UK papers on display in London this morning (Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Press Association Images)

Meanwhile, a County Tipperary couple are celebrating the birth of their own ‘royal’ baby this week.

Owen William O’Donnell was born in Clonmel Hospital at the exact same time as the new British prince, weighing in at 6 pounds and one ounce – slightly lighter than the as-yet-unnamed future king. Proud parents Donna and Tony are said to be ‘delighted’.

- additional reporting by AFP

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