Kate Middleton Admitted to the Hospital Ahead of Royal Baby's Birth
By Rachel McRady
It's almost time!
Kate Middleton has been admitted to the hospital ahead of the arrival of her and Prince William's third child. The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is currently in labor, Kensington Palace revealed on Monday in a statement.
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labor," the statement reads.
Kate was joined at the hospital by her husband and traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital. The proud parents welcomed son, Prince George, in 2013 and daughter, Princess Charlotte, in 2015.
The couple announced they were expecting last September, revealing that Kate was once again suffering from acute morning sickness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum. After missing several events, including Prince George's first day of school, the Duchess appeared to be in good health for the remainder of her pregnancy.
Prior to the new baby's arrival, the royal couple has been keeping busy, making a series of public appearances throughout England. They returned from their last international trip in early February following the Royal Tour of Norway and Sweden. Kate attended her final public engagement on March 22 in London with William by her side.
The gender of the couple's third child is unknown, though many have speculated it could be a boy due to Kate's often-blue maternity wear.