The Royal baby is due to arrive any day now as the preparations have been in full swing.
All Cute All the Time reported that the Palace has announced exciting news about the arrival of William and Kate’s third child sparking hysteria.
Though the official date has not been revealed, it appears to be sooner rather than later thanks to all the preparations taking place.
Parking restrictions around the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, went up, pointing to the fact that the hospital was getting ready to welcome the Royal.
The press too has begun setting up around the hospital in hopes of getting the first glimpse of the Royal Family.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, welcomed their two children at the same hospital.
Prince George was born in the same Lindo Wing in 2013 and Prince Charlotte was born there in 2015. In fact, their father, Prince William, too, was born at the same facility.
There have also been reports of a possible home birth, with some suggesting that the ‘parking restriction’ signs are merely a way to divert public attention from the real location in which Kate will bring her little one into the world.
The hospital has been going through some important renovation work with the railings outside the Lindo Wing being painted. This will most probably be the place where the new member of the Royal Family takes the first steps.
In case the family has decided to give birth in the hospital, they will have to pay a large sum. The Lindo Wing is an expensive private facility. It is estimated to cost at least $10,000 for a normal birth.
William and Kate’s third child will be Queen Elizabeth’s sixth great-grandchild. The baby’s sex has also not been released. The Duke and the Duchess chose not to find out if they were having a boy or a girl.
The child will be fifth in line to the throne, behind his/her older sister, Princess Charlotte. Their father’s younger brother, Prince Harry, will have to move one place down the line of succession.
There was a change in the law after William and Kate’s marriage in 2011 that gave women the same rights of ascension to the throne as men. This effectively means that even if the baby is a boy, Charlotte retains her spot.