The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour on St George’s Day.
Kate was taken by car before 6am this morning to the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, as she prepares to give birth to her third child.
Given that the births of her two previous children happened so quickly – within a matter of hours of her being admitted, in fact – it is anticipated that her third child will be born today, assuming there are no complications.
The baby prince or princess 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.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: ‘Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.