Let the royal baby's countdown begin!
Kate Middleton arrived at the hospital to greet her third child with husband Prince William, the palace confirmed Monday.
"Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London this morning in the early stages of work," the statement said.
"The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with the Duke of Cambridge." 19659002] The Royal Mother was transferred to the same location just before 6:00 am (British time) Hospital, where she gave birth to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The new royal baby will be the fifth in succession to Prince Charles, William, George and Charlotte. Prince Harry ̵
The news comes just days after members of the royal family gathered to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday with a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall Saturday night. Kate was absent from the festivities as she approached her due date.
The soon-to-be-born mother of three reported her pregnancy in September in a statement from the palace for the first time
Kate Middleton  "Your Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child," the statement said. "The queen and members of both families are happy about the news."
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Just Like her previous pregnancies, Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum during her first trimester led to her missing Prince George on the first day of school. But she resumed her royal duties until the second trimester, keeping a busy schedule until the weeks before birth. At an event in February, Kate joked that William was "denied" before the arrival of her third child.
Kate gave birth to daughter Charlotte in May 2015, only two-and-a-half hours after admission to the hospital. And just 10 hours after she was born, she appeared on the hospital stairs, looking breathtaking as she introduced the baby princess to the world.
The arrival of Will and Kate's third child could be historic: if the baby is a boy, then he will not succeed the big sister Charlotte, thanks to a move that came shortly after Will and Kate's 2011 wedding. Until this change, a younger son would take the place of his older sister when it comes to inheriting the throne.