Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge taken to hospital

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 23, 2018
07:01 A.M.
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Kate Middleton, who is nine months pregnant, was rushed to the St. Mary's Hospital, in Paddington, London, after going into early stages of labor.


It all happened this Monday morning, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge was transported by car from Kensington Palace and admitted into the Lindo Wing of the medical facility.

Prince William, her husband and father of the child, accompanied her as they left the Palace at around 6 a.m. UK time. The royal baby could be born at any moment, as reported by People.


St. Mary's is the same hospital where Middleton gave birth to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and the medical staff was already on call for a possible emergency.


The gender of the child is yet to be revealed, but the baby will be the fifth in the line of succession, right after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Harry.

Thanks to a measure passed after the royal couple's wedding in 2011, the baby won't displace Princess Charlotte in the race to the throne, even if the child ends up being a boy.

Fans of the Royal Family have been aching to welcome its new member. If you are interested in being up to date when it comes to the royal baby, you can follow us on Twitter


But some fans like to be close to where the action is; some have even camped outside St. Mary's hospital to be the first ones to witness the event.

83-year-old Terry Hutt and 63-year-old John Loughrey have been sitting outside the hospital since April 9. They chose a spot with a clear view of the door leading to the Lindo Wing.

"I know the routine so we wanted to get here for the best view. We are going to celebrate later with fish and chips."

Terry Hutt, People, April 9, 2018

Loughrey appeared to be particularly excited about the presence of the Duchess at the Hospital and crossed his fingers for the baby to be born on England's national day, which is celebrated today.