Kate Middleton went into labour this morning to give birth to the royal baby with husband Prince William by her side, with the Duchess of Cambridge being admitted into St Mary’s hospital in London just before 6am.
Yep, after endless false alarms, the day of the royal baby birth is finally here. Kate was rushed by car from Kensington Palace to the private Lindo wing at the hospital in Paddington, where Princess Diana gave birth to sons William and Harry, after an announcement was released that the 31-year-old had gone into the early stages of labour.
“The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour”, the Palace announced at 7:30am this morning. “The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing with The Duke of Cambridge.”
Kate and William, who spent the weekend at Kensington Palace, traveled without a police escort, the spokesman said. “Things are progressing as normal.” He added.
St James’ Palace officials revealed last week that the mum-to-be is planning on giving birth naturally, with the royal baby set to be delivered by obstetrician Marcus Setchell, who has been the Queen’s gynaecologist since 1990.
The royal birth is expected to be announced on an official document mounted on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace once the baby has been born. The sex of the royal baby is still yet to be known, but Kate’s uncle admitted that he suspects the royal couple will be welcoming a baby girl.
Eek. Good luck Kate, sending lots of love and calm breathing your way!
By Robyn Munson
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