Duchess of Cambridge admitted to hospital in 'early stages of labour'

Lester Mason
April 23, 2018

Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage - carried out her last official royal engagement last month at the Team SportsAid event in London and will be on maternity leave until the autumn.

And the following day Kensington Palace announced that the Cambridges' baby was due in April, interpreted as indicating the duchess's 12-week scan had taken place.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is going into labor with her and Prince William's third child, Kensington Palace tweeted on Monday morning.

The baby will be William and Kate's third and will join the royal family as fifth in line to the throne, behind Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

After the ceremony, the couple travelled back to Buckingham Palace by carriage where well-wishers were treated to the thrills of a balcony kiss as well as a Royal Air Force flyover.

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While the Royal Family are yet to confirm whether Harry will become a Duke upon marriage, historians have speculated what her name will change to when she marries Prince Harry on 19 May this year.

Grant Harrold - who has worked as a royal butler for the family - believes each member will "behave in a certain way".

The news was confirmed by Kensington Palace on Twitter.

Now, bookies are taking bets on the top royal names.

Mary and Arthur are now the joint-favourites with oddsmakers for the new baby, who will become fifth in line to the throne.

Another of the Queen's grandchildren, Zara Tindall, is expecting her second child with husband, former England rugby great Mike Tindall, in coming weeks.

Bookmakers in the United Kingdom suggest the most likely name for the new baby will be Mary, which is the 4-1 favourite with several sites. Catherine had also experienced the condition when pregnant with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Duchess of Cambridge has, with all three pregnancies, suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of pregnancy-related morning sickness.

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