Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour

Kate Middleton baby

The Duchess of Cambridge is in hospital this morning after going into labour.

Kate is expecting her third child and was taken with Prince William to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, in the early hours.

Kensington Palace released the exciting news on Twitter, with Royal watchers now looking forward to seeing whether there will be a baby brother or sister for Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, aged two.

The Palace said: “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.

“The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

Kate gave birth to her first two children in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s.

That was a step away from Royal tradition, because usually babies were born at home in Buckingham Palace.

It was Diana, the Princess of Wales, who broke with that tradition, when she went into hospital for the birth of Prince William.

According to TIME, speculation is rife that the infant is a little boy, thanks to the Cambridge’s 2017 Christmas card – which featured a photo of the family all dressed in blue.

Well-wishers have been camping out on the pavement outside St Mary’s since Saturday, perhaps in the hope the baby would arrive on the Queen’s 92nd birthday.