Royal Baby News: Kate Middleton is in labor this morning and her husband, Prince William, is by her side at St Mary's Hospital in London. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to have driven to St Mary’s Hospital themselves, without a police escort.
The Palace even took to Twitter to announce the news:
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 22, 2013
The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 22, 2013
Prince William and Kate are in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, which is where William and his brother Harry were born to Prince Charles and Diana.
Will and Kate's royal baby will be third in line to the throne following Prince Charles and Prince William.
The Daily Mail reported, "Palace officials chose to make the announcement that Kate has gone into labour public in an attempt to balance her ‘dignity’ with the fact that social media makes it almost impossible to keep her baby's imminent arrival a secret."
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