Royal Baby Watch 2013 - Due Date for Pregnant Kate Middleton is July 13, Sooner?
Pregnant Celebrities - The royal baby watch is red hot for celebrity watchers - when will Kate Milddleton (the Duchess of Cambridge), give birth to her first baby?
Duchess Catherine is the wife of Prince William and her baby is due on July 13, 2013 and Kate is planning to give birth to naturally at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital in London, where both Prince William, 31, and his brother Prince Harry, 28, were born.
Sources said the Duchess, 31, hopes to have her husband, her mother Carole Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton by her side.
Prince William will be flown or driven to the hospital if he is away when the Duchess goes into labour.
Update - It's a boy weighing 8lbs, 6oz! - see the details here.
A royal source earlier told the MailOnline website: "He very much plans to be at the birth but between now and then will also be on and off duty in north Wales, meaning he might have to get there rather swiftly."
Once extended family, including Queen Elizabeth, have been notified, a traditional bulletin, signed by the royal medical team, will be posted on a wooden easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to officially announce the baby's birth, shortly before an electronic announcement is made.
The palace spokesperson said: "We wanted to retain some of the theatre of the notice. It is quite important to us that this is done properly and with the degree of dignity that the event demands.
"This is the birth of a child who will be in line to the throne. It is a rare occasion and it is nice to be able to do it with some historical precedence.
"While it is a deeply personal and private event, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge realize this is a time of national celebration and that there will be vast interest in the baby. They realize many people will want to share in their happiness."
The palace has other "contingencies" in place in case the Duchess happens to be elsewhere when she goes into labour.
The spokesman said that there is "still some discussion" about where the family will be based amid reports she will move in with her parents in Berkshire for six weeks once the Duke returns to work as their new apartment at Kensington Palace is still being renovated.
An update from US celebrity tabloid says the baby may be born even sooner than that.
Kate Middleton’s due date is July 13 — this Saturday! — but her cousin Lillian Lowers tells Life & Style she believes the future King or Queen of England could be born even sooner!
“I think it’s going to happen in the next few days.” Lillian exclusively tells Life & Style. “No one could be more enthusiastic than me.”
Lillian, who is from New South Wales, Australia, is descended from Kate’s mother’s side of the family.
She has previously stated that when the baby is born she will send a congratulatory card, just as she did after the royal wedding (she received a reply thank you from Prince William).
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