Prince William To Miss Kate’s Royal Birth For Polo Match?

Kate Middleton is expected to give birth to her and Prince William‘s royal baby any day now, but with her official due date scheduled to be this Saturday (13 July), it looks like husband Will could be missing the milestone event altogether as he commits to a charity polo game on the other side of the country…

According to reports, Will is set to take part in the annual match with brother Harry at the Cirencester Polo Club in Gloucestershire this Sunday to raise money for Centrepoint and Child Bereavement UK, both of which are his and Kate’s charities.

But with the Duchess of Cambridge on royal baby lockdown in London as she gears up to give birth at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, it looks like the royal couple could be miles apart when Kate eventually goes into labour.

“Initially his office said yes, then said no, and have now confirmed that he will be playing”, a source told MailOnline. “I think he was torn as, clearly, he wants to be with his wife at such an important time, but was all too aware how much the event raises for charities he is passionate about.”

Although it’s a gamble, with the rumours this week that Kate could be headed for an early labour (a helicopter and ambulance were reportedly spotted outside of Kensington Palace this morning), Will could be safe. “Clearly, if the Duchess gives birth before, he won’t be there”, a polo insider added to Us Weekly.

Here’s hoping the pesky polo doesn’t get in the way of Willl being by Kate’s beside to welcome their tiny new arrival!

By Robyn Munson

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