The Royal Family of England are eagerly expecting another family member as Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge went into labour today, at the prestigious Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London.
Family friends and lovers of the family have gathered outside the hospital, and the Buckingham palace as they await the safe delivery of mother and child. Once the baby is born announcements will be placed on an easel to be displayed by the gates according to tradition.
Middleton is reportedly a week overdue to deliver her and Prince William’s first child. The couple don’t know the sex of the baby.
According to MailOnline, Kate went into labour naturally, and was not induced like reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Reports are that that things are “progressing well” for the mother-to-be.
According to MailOnline, Kate and William arrived at the hospital around 5:30 a.m. (EST) without a police escort after spending the weekend at Kensington Palace. The Queen is at Windsor Castle today where she is being informed about Kate’s condition. Last week the Queen reportedly said she wished the baby would hurry up and arrive so she could begin her vacation.
The baby will become third in the line of succession, displacing Prince Harry to fourth and the Duke of York (the Queen’s husband) to fifth in line to the throne. If the baby is a girl, she will be Queen, or King if he’s a boy.
The baby is expected to arrive later this evening EST time. He or she will be born in the same hospital ward where their father and uncle Harry were born.