Royal Baby Update: Kate Middleton To Remain In Hospital Until Tomorrow?

Kate Middleton may be keeping us hanging for a little longer after all before making her grand exit from St Mary’s Hospital with her baby boy in tow, with the latest reports suggesting that the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t expected to leave hospital before tonight at the earliest. Oh the suspense!

31-year-old Kate has been spending her first day with her and husband Prince William‘s little one after giving birth to the tiny royal at 4:24pm yesterday afternoon on the private Lindo Wing of the London hospital.

And despite exciting whispers hinting that the royal couple could be leaving the ward with the future King sometime in the next few hours after Kate’s hairdresser was spotted entering the hospital (presumably to get the Duchess’s tresses photo-ready!), new reports suggest the new family are unlikely to be making an appearance before 6pm today – and maybe as late as tomorrow. 

Sky News Royal Correspondent Paul Harrison said from outside of the hospital: “We understand that the Duke and Duchess will depart either later this evening, not before 6pm, or tomorrow morning.”

Proud new parents Kate and Will thanked the St Mary’s Hospital staff earlier today via an official statement, where the young couple said: “We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients and visitors – for their understanding during this time.”

A Kensington Palace spokesman has also spoken out to say that the royal pair and their baby “are all doing well.”

Their Prince of Cambridge is still to be named, but while we’re all waiting for the big royal baby reveal, why not give our fab Royal Baby Twitter competition a go and bag yourself some Miss Selfridge vouchers!

By Robyn Munson

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