THE WAIT IS OVER!!!
The day has finally arrived!!!!!
Kate Middleton has checked in to St. Mary's hospital in London to give birth to a little prince or princess! And, like a dutiful husband and father, Prince William is with her!
The royal palace released a statement just moments ago, confirming the news, saying:
"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 traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."
Royal vehicles were seen at a back entrance to the hospital at about 06:00 BST, with the announcement coming from Kensington Palace an hour-and-a-half later.
Media from all over the world has been camped outside St. Mary's for close to two weeks now, in anticipation of the birth. The royal due date had never been officially announced but had widely been expected to be some time in mid-July.
Reporters outside the hospital said the royal couple slipped into the facility and hardly anyone even saw them!
A spokesman for the couple said the Duke and Duchess traveled without a police escort, and that “things are progressing as normal.”
They don't know the gender of the prince or princess, who will be third in line for the throne.
Luckily, Kate will have her mother, Carole Middleton, and sister Pippa there to support her, along with William. This is very important especially since Prince Charles is carrying on with business by visiting a few different places in York, and Camilla will be joining him at Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
We're still waiting on the announcement of the baby's birth, which will be done by placing a bulletin outside of the palace, but only AFTER all members of the immediate royal family have been notified.
It's not known where Kate will go with the baby after the couple appears on the hospital steps in a few days, but many think she'll go to stay with her parents since William will go back to work after two weeks of paternity leave.
Stay tuned for all the latest details!!!
How Kate plans to give birth — CLICK HERE
The deets of Kate's birthing suite — CLICK HERE
See what the royal baby's title will be — CLICK HERE
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