Kate Middleton has been admitted to hospital this morning! It’s only a matter of hours until the planet’s most awaited baby will finally arrive. Though many of rumors and speculations regarding the royal baby have been made almost on a daily basis, this time, the news was officially confirmed by the spokesperson for Kensington Palace.

The royal sources state that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrived at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital at 5.30 am today: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, London in the early stages of labour. The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.” The royal couple was escorted by police.

Royal Family Excited For Royal Baby Arrival

Kate Middleton will be giving birth to the prince or princess of Cambridge at the same hospital where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his brother Harry. The Duchess is well taken care of by a team led by experienced gynecologist Marcus Setchell, 69. A spokesperson announced recently that “Things are progressing as normal.” It is still unclear whether the Royal Baby will be delivered naturally or through a planned C-section. The gender of the baby, which is currently a mystery for both royal baby watchers and the royal couple, will be announced in two ways.

First up, a royal aide will come from the hospital with a signed bulletin carrying the Buckingham Palace letterhead. Then, the bulletin will be given to an official who will be driven to Buckingham Palace, where it will be posted on an easel in front of the building for everyone to see. Sounds complicated? The good thing is that the royals will also deliver the news via Twitter right after and the media will be officially notified.

Press Waiting For Royal Baby Delivery

The name of the child, who will be referred to as His/Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess [name] of Cambridge is still a mystery. Regardless whether Kate and William’s bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl, the child will be third in line to the throne.

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