The Duchess of Cambridge has apparently been rushed to Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital before 6am this morning, and is expected to give birth to her third child later today, on St George's Day. The baby prince or princess will be fifth in line to the throne, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's sixth great-grandchild and a younger brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The keen royalists, who have been camped outside the hospital for some time already, will not doubt by excited by the news which appeals to even the coldest-hearted patriot. One super fan, John Loughrey, 63, spoke to the Daily Mail from outside the hospital, saying "We are so pleased. We have been here for 15 days. I'm so pleased it's St George's Day. St George himself would be very pleased if the baby's born today."
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.
Just like with her first and second children, Kate has opted for a natural birth and does not yet know whether she is having a boy or a girl but bookmakers have been running odds on the likelihood of each of the main 'royal' names for months now. Top predictions are Alice, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Mary and Victoria for a girl and Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip for a boy but intrepid betters can place money on hair colour and weight of the baby too. The birth is expected to be quick, as the pair's first two children were swift and its known to be easier the more children you've given birth to.