Kate Middleton‘s royal baby doctor has reportedly been placed on standby as the Palace prepares itself for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge to go into labour at any moment, despite being two weeks agead of her July 13 due date. Eek, too exciting!
According to The Telegraph, Kate’s 70-year-old gynaecologist Marcus Stechell, who was also the Queen’s gynaecologist for 18 years, has postponed his retirement in order to deliver Kate and Wills’ royal baby and is currently bracing himself for the call from the Palace.
“He said he’s got to be primed and ready for the call from the Palace at any moment”, a guest told the paper while at a charity cricket match on Sunday. “He hasn’t touched a drop in two weeks.”
The news that Kate’s royal bundle could be welcomed into the world a little earlier than expected comes after hoards of the world’s press were seen gathering outside the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital, where the 31-year-old Duchess is due to give birth, at the end of last week.
The first we are likely to hear about Kate and Wills exciting arrival will be via an official announcement that the mum-to-be has been taken to hospital, followed by a traditional public notice which will be pinned up outside Buckingham Palace to confirm the baby’s gender, weight, and birth date.
We may have to wait a while to know the name of the bundle, though – although that hasn’t stopped the bookies’ from making their predictions!
We will bring you all of the K-Middy baby news as soon as we hear it!
By Robyn Munson
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