Kensington Palace made the official announcement earlier this morning that “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.” This according to the official statement from Kensington Palace, the statement continues, “The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”
It was also confirmed that Prince William is already by her side, officials confirm that Kate was already in labor when she was admitted to the hospital, this all happened around 6 a.m. in London. According to all reports, Middleton’s labor is progressing normally.
Kate, 31, and Prince William, also 31, has been on leave from his official-post Royal Air Force helicopter search and rescue pilot as the two await the birth of their first child. Kate’s parents live in Bucklebury, around 55 miles west of London. If you are following along, a notice will be posted on a wooden easel just inside Buckingham Palace railings when the baby is born, then it will followed moments later by standard social-media and news outlets.
Kate’s royal gynecologist Marcus Setchell, 69, and Alan Farthing and other medical staff are on-hand for the Royal Birth.