Kate Middleton in Labor, Palace Officials Confirm

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The royal baby is officially on its way!

Palace officials have confirmed that in the wee hours of Monday, July 22, Kate Middleton, 31, was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in the early stages of labor. By her side was husband Prince William, who was born at the very same hospital 31 years ago.

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"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour," said the palace in an official statement. "The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."

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Fans and press alike have been on royal baby watch since July 15, the Duchess of Cambridge's rumored due date.

News initially broke about the pregnancy in January when Kate was admitted to a London hospital to be treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, a more severe form of the nausea and vomiting that normally accompanies the early stages of pregnancy. She was just 12 weeks along at the time.

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Keep checking back to ETonline for up-to-the-minute updates on the royal baby's imminent arrival!