The Middleton Family Gathers At The Palace Ahead Of Royal Birth

Kate Middleton is due to give birth ANY day now, and sister Pippa touched down at Buckingham Palace yesterday with brother James to be closer to the pregnant Duchess and to join the Queen for a special gala performance.

The whole of the Middleton family were out in force, led by dad Michael and mum Carole, who it’s just been revealed is a trained midwife – could she be assisting in daughter Kate’s royal birth, which is due to take place at St Mary’s hospital tomorrow (July 13)?! 

Sister Pippa and her family were also joined by fellow pregnant royal, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike, and looked relaxed as they took their seat in the royal box behind the Queen to enjoy the musical dance show in honour of her Coronation Festival.

The rumours were rife on Twitter yesterday that the heavily pregnant Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labour, after a helicopter and ambulance were spotted outside of the Palace – but were later revealed to be a false alarm.

According to betting site William Hill, the odds on Kate and Will’s royal baby arriving today or tomorrow are currently standing at 5/1, and 6/1 for Sunday or Monday. But if it does happen this weekend, husband Prince William could end up being a no show, as reports say he’s committed to attending his annual charity polo match in Gloucestershire on Sunday.

Lucky that Pip and the rest of the Middletons are right around the corner to help hold Kate’s hand, then!

By Robyn Munson

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