- Publish Date
- Monday, 23 April 2018, 7:33PM
The Duchess of Cambridge is in the early stages of labour with husband Prince William by her side as they prepare to welcome their third child.
Kate arrived at the private Lindo Wing, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, where she previously gave birth to Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two.
A statement released by Kensington 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."
There had been speculation that Kate, 36, was due on April 23, with Kensington Palace only confirming she that the due date was this month.
Royal family superfans set up camp outside the hospital over a week ago in anticipation.
As was the case the last time, the royals entered the hospital through a discreet side door, so as to minimise potential disruption across the rest of the building.
The sex of the child remains under wraps, with the pair deciding not to find out whether it will be a boy or a girl before birth.