Palace says Duchess of Cambridge in hospital for birth

By on May 2, 2015


Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton of Cambridge with their firstborn son George (Wikipedia photo)
Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton of Cambridge with their firstborn son George (Wikipedia photo)

LONDON — Prince William’s wife Kate has been admitted to a London hospital for the birth of the couple’s second child, Kensington Palace said Saturday.In a brief statement, palace officials said the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 6 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital. She traveled by car to the Lindo wing with William.

The baby will be a younger brother or sister to William and Kate’s first child, Prince George, who was born in July 2013 at the same hospital.

The couple has said that they don’t know whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.

Royal officials are not expected to provide any more information until the birth, which will be announced on Twitter and Instagram.

That announcement will say what gender the baby is, as well as its weight and the time of birth.