Kensington Palace has announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.

The Duke of Cambridge accompanied the Duchess in the car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing.

At this stage, the Duke and Duchess won’t know the sex of their third baby until the little one is born.

Queen Elizabeth II’s sixth great-grandchild will be fifth in the line of succession, bumping ‘Uncle Harry’ down to sixth place.

Already, there is a strong police presence as the media waits outside ready to announce breaking news when it becomes available.

However, well-wishers have been camping outside the hospital, the past two weeks, with their Union Jack doonas and blankets to keep warm during the cold weather.

If William and Kate’s baby is born on St George’s Day, he or she will share a birthday with Lady Gabriella Windsor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent’s daughter who was also born in the Lindo Wing in 1981.

Other royal births on 23 April are Malcolm IV of Scotland (born 1141) and Alfonso II of Portugal (born 1185).

The top 10 in the line of succession to the British throne, once the baby is born.

1. The Prince of Wales
2. Prince William
3. Prince George
4. Princess Charlotte
5. Baby Cambridge #3 – Name to be advised.
6. Prince Harry
7. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
8. Princess Beatrice
9. Princess Eugenie
10. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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