Kate Middleton admitted to hospital in labor
According the the Washington Post, Palace a spokesperson has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted into the hospital early Monday morning around 6 a.m. in labor with the royal baby.
In a brief statement, officials at Kensington Palace said the royal formerly known wide and far as Kate Middleton was driven in a car to the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital near Paddington Station, where the world press has been camped out for weeks in the hopes of getting a first glimpse of the littlest heir.
Her husband, Prince William, rode with her to the hospital and remained by her side, a palace spokeswoman said. St Mary's Hospital is where Princess Diana gave birth to Princes William and Harry and where Princess Anne gave birth to her children.
At this time, we don't know the sex of the baby, as the duke and duchess chose not to find out before the birth. Despite previous reports that Kate is "too posh to push," she'll be having a natural birth. She will be looked after by a top-notch medical team led by royal gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell.
Palace officials are not expected to provide many details about how her labor is progressing. “Everything is proceeding as normal,” said the palace spokeswoman, who spoke on the customary condition of anonymity.
Three people stand between the baby and the throne; Queen Elizabeth II, who is 87, her eldest son Charles, the Prince of Wales, 64, and William, 31. The baby is in line to become Britain's monarch and be recognized as head of state in 15 other countries, including Canada and Australia, playing a leading role in charting the future of the Commonwealth.