Kate Middleton Reportedly In Labor
The baby waiting game might soon be over according to cryptic tweets from the royal family and reports from the media; Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is reportedly in labor at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
A brief message on Twitter was the first of a series of carefully scripted disclosures set to culminate in the announcement of an event that seems certain to draw unparalleled media coverage, even in the annals of Britain’s headline-making royal family. Because of recent changes in the law of succession, the baby will be third in line to the throne whether it is a boy or a girl and will remain so whatever the gender of subsequent children.
“Her royal highness the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, in the early stages of labour,” said a message from Clarence House, the official residence of the duchess and her husband, Prince William, the duke of Cambridge.
The duchess had traveled by car to the hospital from another royal residence, Kensington Palace, a second message said. Reporters outside the building said the couple had slipped into the facility through a side entrance, largely unobserved by the waiting press corps.
A spokesman for the couple, speaking in return for customary anonymity, said that the duke and duchess had traveled without a police escort. “Things are progressing as normal,” the spokesman said.
News of the baby's birth and sex will be conveyed in a traditional manner, by car before being written on an easel placed on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
Stay tuned to Instinct for updates on the Royal Baby!