LONDON – The Royal Baby Watch is at a fever pitch. The Royal Princess has entered hospital in the early stages of labour. The Duchess of Cambridge was taken to hospital by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge earlier today.
Catherine and the Duke of Cambridge arrived at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London, at 06:00 BST or 01:00EDT.
Kensington Palace says that the Duchess is in the early stages of labour, which was the Palace says is progressing as normal.
The Royal couple do not know the sex of their first child. The world will likely find out later today.
The newborn will be third in line to the throne. It is likely that the release of the name of the baby, which has garnered enormous interest world-wide as well as from bookies who are taking bets on all aspects of the birth could be released in up to a month from now.
The official announcement will come in a traditional way with the public being informed outside of the hospital.
The medical team is headed by Dr. Stechell, who has a long history with the Royal Family.
Royalist or Republican?
The Guardian a British Newspaper is taking an interesting approach in the reporting of the story. Online, the Guardian has created a button on the website to allow both Republicans and Royalists to choose their news. If you click the Republican link you don’t see any news on the Royal Family or the Royal Birth.