The Word: Kate Middleton is in labor

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England. Today's ceremony which marks the Queen's official birthday will not be attended by Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh as he recuperates from abdominal surgery. This will also be The Duchess of Cambridge's last public engagement before her baby is due to be born next month. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Anticipation has been building for weeks for Kate and William’s first child. Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Congratulations, royal baby watchers: You guys were right. Kate Middleton is totally having a baby.

The Duchess of Cambridge went into labor earlier today. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour,” Cambridge House, the official royal residence, tweeted. “The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

A spokesperson added that things are progressing normally.

We’ll keep you updated on whether Kate has a boy or a girl — or a wizard or a Beatle.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, let slip that the family expected that the royal baby would be born sometime last week.

Camilla and her husband, Prince Charles, made a visit to a children’s hospital in Cornwall last weekend, according to the Daily Mail. In an impromptu speech to the crowd, Camilla said of the royal baby: “We are all just waiting by the telephone. We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”


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