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The royal baby is on its way

Kate Middleton pregnant with third child Mark Cuthbert UK Press via Getty Images
Michele Schwartz | 10 April, 2018, 20:24

The Duchess of Cambridge could be due to give birth to her third child imminently.

Squint and you can make out how the sign says parking has been suspended in this entire area for the duration between the 9 to the 30 April... for an "event".

There have been rumours around the Duchess' due date, but no specific date has been confirmed by Kensington Palace.

It is expected Kate will give birth around April 23 - as the hospital prepares for the hysteria from royal fans who are predicted to gather in vast crowds outside the famous wing.

Kate and William's two children were given traditional royal names, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and George Alexander Louis, so it seems likely that they will take a similar approach with their third child.

Preparations started getting underway this morning as St Mary's Hospital sealed off the road leading to the Lindo Wing where Kate will give birth.

She writes: "The first indication that the baby is on the way will come via @KensingtonRoyal who announce that the Duchess has been admitted to hospital in labour". However, one of the first things Kate and Prince William did after they got married in 2011 was approach the Queen with a request to change the old law.

According to a page set up on the royal family's website, updates on the new arrival will be shared on Kensington Palace's Twitter account as they become available.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child this month, a brother or sister to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kate and William already have the help of George and Charlotte's full-time live-in nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

Consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing will be again involved after helping to deliver Kate's previous children.

Kate and William decided not to learn the gender of their upcoming addition until he or she is born, Vanity Fair reports.

The parking restrictions and barriers have led many to believe the baby could be due any day now.

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