Chinese fortune tellers see romance in royal baby's future

Britain's Prince William holds his baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital before leaving with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in central London on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Britain's royal baby will grow up to be determined but introver
Britain's Prince William holds his baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital before leaving with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in central London on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Britain's royal baby will grow up to be determined but introverted - and a big hit with the ladies - Chinese fortune tellers predicted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (AFP) - Britain's royal baby will grow up to be determined but introverted - and a big hit with the ladies - Chinese fortune tellers predicted on Wednesday.

The young prince, born at 4.24 pm (1524 GMT) 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 feng shui, Prince William and wife Kate's baby boy has strong "earth" characteristics, making him headstrong and determined.

"He is stubborn because he has a high sense of responsibility. He will always try to achieve his goals with great endurance," said Mak.

The baby's "Bazi" - the fate-setting traits linked to the exact time and date of his birth - also mean that he is likely to have siblings, Au added.

"He is an introvert thinker and is quite a reserved person. He will achieve harmony with his siblings."

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese belief system based on harnessing natural and spiritual energies.

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.