Royal Due Date for Baby Boy or Girl? [PHOTOS] Kate Middleton in Labor; Where to Watch Livestream [VIDEO]
on Jul 22, 2013 07:51 AM EDT
The royal baby is finally on its way!
Kate Middleton was admitted into St. Mary's hospital Monday to give birth, according to a Kensington Palace spokesman.
The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge checked in around 6 a.m. with husband Prince William, 31, by her side. As of yet, no pictures were captured of the soon-to-be first-time parents.
"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 travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge," a spokesperson said.
"It seems it was a very orderly arrival," a source said, according to Sky News. "There were two vehicles. A Ranger Rover-type vehicle, and behind it there was an Audi vehicle."
The palace previously indicated that they would not release any further statements on the progress of the birth, but stated today that Middleton went into labor naturally and not induced. So far, everything is "progressing normally."
Middleton is being attended by The Royal Household's official surgeon-gynaecologist, Alan Farthing.
The public will find out more details on whether or not the royal baby is a boy or girl when it is placed on a bulletin on the gates of Buckingham Palace.
Before the public is told about the birth, The Queen must be informed.
Sources said the news will not be relayed to social media or Twitter for approximately half an hour.
Once the birth is confirmed, a gun salute will be fired in central London.
It could possibly be up to a few days before the baby's name is made public. FOX noted that when William was born, it took one week before his name was announced, which a mystery an full month for Prince Charles'.
Check out a live feed of the royal baby watch at St. Mary's hospital here:
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