Kate Middleton admitted to hospital in early labor

Source: Pacific Coast News

Source: Pacific Coast News

The royal baby is on the way! Kensington Palace officials confirmed Monday morning that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, had been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor.

“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,” the palace said in a statement today.

Both Middleton and William entered the hospital through a side door in order to avoid the media.

Kate is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana also gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

The couple’s spokesman said, “Things are progressing as normal,” while Sky News’ royal correspondent Paul Harrison said the Duchess’ condition had been described as “very well”.

The palace did say that Kate went into labor naturally, and was not induced, and they also subsequently confirmed that Kate and William had come from Kensington Palace.

The public will find out the details of the future heir to the throne when the notice is placed on an easel in the forecourt of the Palace.

The news will not be relayed by the palace’s twitter feed for approximately half an hour, sources say. Courtiers say that William is expected to come out of the hospital on his own and make a short statement to the media, and then the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will leave hospital together with the baby and pose for pictures.