We don’t mean to alarm you, but Royal Baby Watch has officially began as press barriers have been assembled outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
Royal correspondent Emily Nash tweeted that the barriers had gone up outside the private hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth.
“Barriers have gone up outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington in preparation for the world’s media, but won’t be in use until the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted in labor,” she announced.
Don’t panic, but ROYAL BABY WATCH SEASON is officially underway! Barriers have gone up outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington in preparation for the world’s media, but won’t be in use until the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted in labour. #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/3zRxVXmgwf
— Emily Nash (@emynash) April 9, 2018
Middleton gave birth to both of her two children, George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, at the Lindo Wing.
As with George and Charlotte, obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and Sir Alan Farthing, surgeon-gynecologist to the Queen, will lead the team in charge with delivering the royal baby.
Nash went on to give a breakdown of the exact protocol that will take place when Middleton goes into labor in a series of tweets.
“The first indication that the baby is on the way will come via [the Kensington Royal Twitter feed], who announce that the Duchess has been admitted to hospital in labor,” she tweeted. “At that point the media will assemble and wait for news that she has given birth.
“As with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, they’ll announce the sex, weight, and time of birth,” she continued. “A formal notice will appear on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, bells will ring, guns will fire, flags will fly, and the bookies will either laugh or cry.
“Ideally the announcements will come between 8am and 10pm, but everything depends on when the new little prince or princess puts in an appearance! William and Kate will want to inform the Queen and their families before sharing their news with the world.
“Royal aides and St. Mary’s Hospital have worked hard to ensure there is minimal disruption to staff and patients, so don’t expect to see regular reporting/updates from the Lindo Wing until the time comes.”
So now we wait…
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