Kate Middleton In Labour: Royal Baby Expected By This Evening?

Kate Middleton was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital after going into the early stages of labour this morning, and it’s now being reported that the Duchess of Cambridge could be delivering the royal baby as early as this evening. Champers at the ready!

The 31 year-old was admitted to the private Lindo Wing of the Paddington hospital at 6am, travelling from Kensington Palace along with husband Prince William, and went into labour naturally according to the MailOnline. The latest updates from inside of St Mary’s claim that Kate is “progressing well” and that trained midwife mum Carole is with her and sister Pippa on her way.

Even more excitingly, with the average length of a first-time mother’s birth lasting around 12 hours, according to consultant obstetrician Patrick O’Brien who spoke to MailOnline, it means Kate and Will’s exciting new arrival could be with us by the early evening, if not sooner. Eek!

Prince Charles has been the first royal to comment on the news that Kate is now in labour, speaking to Sky News earlier today during his visit to the National Railway Museum in York. When asked if he had any further news on the royal bundle’s impending arrival, the grandfather-to-be replied: “Absolutely nothing at the moment – we’re waiting.”

No more official statements are set to be released by the Palace until the baby arrives, when a traditional notice will be put up at Buckingham Palace detailing the royal baby’s sex, weight and time of birth. We can hardly wait!

By Robyn Munson 

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