Jul 222013
 

We are back with our post that we’ll treat as a rolling live blog, meaning it will be continually updated with the latest news, information and goings-on surrounding the impending birth of the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.

8:30m EDT:

Some have asked where other family members are at this time, below some updates & the source of the information:

  • Also with William & Kate at the hospital, their private secretaries, Rebecca Deacon and Miguel Head, via Richard Palmer of the Express
  • Prince Charles & Camilla are in York 200 miles from London but Carole Middleton expected to arrive at St Mary’s for birth of RoyalBaby” via David Brown/The Times of London
  • There are some reports Kate’s parents left Bucklebury about 7:30am EDT. If that is the case they should be at the hospital, or at least in the area, within 30 minutes,
  • Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle, due back at Buckingham Palace later today, via Rebecca English The Daily Mail
  • “Prince Harry — who’s said he can’t wait to be an uncle — is at RAF Wattisham where he’s based as an apache pilot” via Peter Hunt of the BBC

People are making their way to both the hospital and Buckingham Palace. Below, crowds beginning to arrive at BP as seen by Lama Hansen of ABC news.

Lama Hasan ABC News (@LamaHasan)

Lama Hasan ABC News (@LamaHasan)

Many readers will have already seen live coverage on morning news programs. Below we see CNN’s Max Foster delivering a live report, the photo is by Mark Stewart, also known as Regal Eyes on twitter.

Mark Stewart (@RegalEyes) Twitter Feed

Mark Stewart (@RegalEyes) Twitter Feed

6:45am More and more media continue to arrive at the hospital. CNN’s David Wilkinson just shared this photo.

David Wilkinson/CNN Twitter (@DWilkinsonCNN)

David Wilkinson/CNN Twitter (@DWilkinsonCNN)

Other tidbits:

  • one of the ways the baby’s birth will be made known is via the 600-foot BT Tower in London, the LED screen will flash the news
  • it remains beastly hot in London, 90° is the expected high, and anyone who has been there knows how high the humidity is. CNN’s David Wilkinson tweeted:
David Wilkinson, CNN

David Wilkinson, CNN

8am Headline Roundup:

Also, this morning’s odds from bookmaker Paddy Power, as seen on a blackboard at the hospital this morning

LizeBurke, Women's Weekly Magazine Twitter Feed

LizeBurke, Women’s Weekly Magazine Twitter Feed

You can learn more about the odds on names, weight, and all manner of things here, at the Paddy Power website, always a fascinating thing to me.

NOTE: We will keep updating this page throughout the morning and afternoon, so do check back as often as you can. If the post become unmanageably long we’ll just start a new one.

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8:45am Somebody’s hungry, Royal Photographer Mark Stewart tweets:

Mark Stewart Twitter Feed (@RegalEyes)

Mark Stewart Twitter Feed (@RegalEyes)

8:50am From the BBC’s Peter Hunt

Peter Hunt, the BBC

Peter Hunt, the BBC

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11am EDT UPDATE:

From Hello! Magazine’s live blog

Hello!

Hello!

The Evening Standard has done a story about the photographer who broke the news that Kate was on her way to the hospital; Jesal Parshotam is the young man who

Jesal Parshotam was among a crowd of paparazzi outside St Mary’s Hospital when he noticed two cars arriving at the back entrance just before 6am this morning.

Parshotam, 24, from Harrow, was with his colleague Darren Sacks, 30, when a BMW and a people carrier arrived at the Lindo Wing carrying Kate and Prince William and royal protection officers.

Here’s the cool part of the story, at least in my opinion.

“We had decided in advance we were not going to take a photo of her,” claims Parshotam. “I made that decision — she’s a woman in labour. I just wanted to photograph the commotion and convoy of cars. That was a personal decision we both made. To take a picture of her would have been over stepping the mark.

You can read the story in its entirety here.

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12:30pm UPDATES:

  • Kate has now been in labor at least twelve hours.
  • Regarding the how/who of getting the official birth announcement to the easel at Buckingham Palace, the following two tweets offer some clarification.
Mark Stewart/RegalEyes on Twitter

Mark Stewart/RegalEyes on Twitter

Tim Rooke/RoyalFocus1 Twitter

Tim Rooke/RoyalFocus1 Twitter

“…told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to “enjoy and savour every moment” with their new baby as he disclosed that he and his wife Samantha will not be having another child.

The Prime Minister described the weeks and months after a new arrival as “wonderful” and “magical”.

  • The crowds only continue to grow at the hospital, as seen in this photo taken moments ago and shared by Paul Harrison of Sky News.
Paul Harrison Sky News (@SkyNewsRoyal)

Paul Harrison Sky News (@SkyNewsRoyal)

Huffington Post has a fun piece with celebrity tweets on the topic, we’ll share only a few. The first comes via the woman known as Snooki, then Perez Hilton, and finally, Joan Collins.

'Snooki' Twitter via Huffington Post

‘Snooki’ Twitter via Huffington Post

Perez Hilton via Huffington Post

Perez Hilton via Huffington Post

Joan Collins via Huffington Post

Joan Collins via Huffington Post

For anyone wondering about the new Order of Succession, the Daily Mail has a solid infographic and story.

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail

 

  20 Responses to “Kate in Labor: LIVE Blogging News & Events from Lindo Wing & Elsewhere”

  1. It’s a boy!!!! William said they “could not be happier.” God bless the new family!

  2. Congratulations, the Royal Couple, may God bless You and the Baby! Think there have been thousands praying for you – now happy to hear the news! :) ))

  3. kate had a baby boy! God bless him and her! I am so happy for her and william!!

  4. It’s a boy!!!!! So excited for the happy family!!

  5. Report from Fox News: The baby was born at 4:24p local time, a baby boy weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz.

  6. It’s a boy! Congratulations to the new family.

  7. My mom and I just had a chuckle over the list of baby names, especially the name Pocahontas at 100 to 1. I think the odds for “Elvis” are about the same. It would be funny if Kate chose one of these names for the baby–for the name Elvis, the newspaper headlines would read, “The King has Returned”, I’m sure.

    On another note, I pray Baby Cambridge is happy and healthy and Kate has a pleasant stay. I like the names Emily and Charlotte for a girl. I like all the boys’ names. I favor Kate having a girl due to the change in rules and how the baby girl would make history. This is so exciting!!!!

  8. If she had a laptop and an iPod delivered to her just an hour ago, her labor can’t be progressing very fast.

    I calculate that she’s been in labor for somewhere around 12 hours. However, as I recall, William’s mother was in labor with him for 16 hours before he was born, so we may have several hours more to wait.

  9. im glad to see you posting this I was up all night. praying for her safe delivery! i am beyond excited!!

  10. Thank you for your continuing blog coverage. You do such a nice job with Kate’s news. Now, I must apply myself to get some work done between updates!

  11. I love that story about the photographer! Kate gets so very little privacy and the few moments she gets to herself are treasured. I am glad they respected that!

  12. At last! Best wishes to the royal parents! I will say this event seems to disprove the theory that the royal family has no importance in British culture. I’m just glad I don’t live or work anywhere in the neighborhood of the hospital. It is a very joyful popular mania, though! More fun than winning the World Cup, even!

  13. Coming into this a bit late in the game – did anyone actually see her go in and could Carole and Pippa be there without the media knowing it? I read that she went in and out for regular check ups unbeknownst to the media so I am wondering how it all panned out. For some reason it is really stressing me to think he mother is still in transit! I know I’d want my mom nearby!

    • I have heard the hospital has several entrances, and I’m sure the Palace is very good at getting people in and out of any facility undetected. I saw a pedestrian bridge near the hospital – I wonder if it connects to the Lindo Wing, and if it could be used as an entrance, too?

      It also helps Kate went into labor early this morning, while most of the press was still asleep.

      I have a question: Isn’t the Queen supposed to be at Balmoral on vacation right now?

  14. I’m so excited and hope Kate is doing well. It won’t be long before we hear some wonderful news!

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