Duchess of Cambridge in labour

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St Mary's Hospital in London in the early stages of labour.

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge is in the early stages of labour.

Kensington Palace announced the news this morning, explaining the pregnant royal has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in London.

Britain’s Prince William is with his wife as he is currently off duty from his job as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot in North Wales. He will remain in the birthing suite throughout Catherine’s labour.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.

“The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

The couple was accompanied by their Scotland Yard protection officers, and reportedly arrived through a side entrance this morning at just after 5am local time.

William and Catherine are understood to have spent the weekend at their London home Nottingham Cottage, Kensington Palace.

The 31-year-old brunette is now being looked after by a top medical team led by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s former gynaecologist Marcus Setchell.

The announcement of the royal baby’s birth will be made public with a sign affixed to an easel placed outside Buckingham Palace, just as it was when William was born in June 1982.

The sign will include the baby’s gender, weight and time of birth.

As previously reported, the new arrival’s name will be revealed at a later date.

The new arrival will be third in line to the throne and his/her title will be His or Her Royal Highness the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Monday, 22. July 2013