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Duchess of Cambridge in Labour

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The Duchess of Cambridge is in hospital after going into labour with her third child. 

Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess was admitted to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London on Monday morning.

In a statement at shortly after 8.20am, Kensington Palace said the Duchess travelled to the hospital by car and was in the "early stages of labour". Royal watchers will be expecting a swift delivery. Princess Charlotte was born just two hours and 34 minutes after the Duchess arrived at the Lindo Wing.

The Duchess and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, will be waiting on tenterhooks to see if their new baby is a boy or a girl. During routine scans, Kate and William did not ask if they would be welcoming a son or daughter - opting to be surprised, as with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The baby will be fifth in line to the throne, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's sixth great-grandchild and a younger brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The baby's title will be HRH Prince or Princess of Cambridge.

The Duchess is being cared for by consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who is the surgeon-gynaecologist to the household, and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing, the Queen's surgeon-gynaecologist - part of the trusted team who delivered George and Charlotte.

Highly-trained midwives will also be on hand, while experts will be waiting in the wings in case of an emergency. For her previous births, Kate had a 23-strong team of top medics working or on standby.

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23rd April 2018, 9:51
Page updated 23rd Apr 2018, 09:51
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