We are back with the update many have been waiting for: news that the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital. This photo tweeted by Simon Vigar of Channel 5 News tells the story.
The police presence is visual proof Kate is inside the hospital, she is said to have arrived with Prince William at approximately 5:30 BT, 12:30am EDT.
The initial word on Twitter came via Jesal Parotsham of IKON Pictures.
Clarence House confirmed the news with an official statement delivered via Twitter:
The Daily Mail wrote of the heatwave Britain is dealing and its impact on Kate:
The Duchess of Cambridge is likely be relieved their baby is finally on its way after coping with being pregnant in the middle of Britain’s longest heatwave for seven years.
Kate has been admitted to hospital on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far.
The mercury is expected to reach 33C (91.4F), with the Midlands and the South of England the likely contenders for the hot spots.
More on the medical team attending Kate from The Express:
The expectant mother is being tended by a top medical team led by the Queen’s former gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex’s two children.
Assisting him is Alan Farthing, the former fiance of murdered TV presenter Jill Dando and the Queen’s current gynaecologist.
And the BBC shares this on the Lindo Wing:
This exclusive private facility offers “bespoke care packages” and is where Prince William and his brother Harry were born.
Catherine, like Princess Diana before her, will now be in a private en-suite room in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s, designed to provide “comfort and privacy”.
Each room has a satellite TV with major international channels, a radio, a safe, a bedside phone and a fridge.
The expectant mother and her visitors can access the internet on wi-fi and there is a choice of a daily newspaper delivered to the room each morning.
Simon Perry of People Magazine shared this photo of media gathered at the Hospital.
Within an hour the crowd of press grew substantially, as seen in this photo from Paul Harrison of Sky News.
The news is being greeted with great happiness and elation throughout Britain. The local paper covering Bucklebury, Newbury Today, noted the growing popularity of champagne in the area, more from the story by Ellis Barker.
Momentum has been building in Bucklebury, where the Middleton family now live and close to where the Duchess was raised in Chapel Row, for many weeks, with residents and local businesses alike having a stash of champagne at arms length ready to toast the royal arrival.
Lynda Tillotson, owner of L Interiors in Chapel Row, said: “The few of us businesses in Bucklebury, there won’t be one who won’t have a bottle in store – or 10.
For those interested in watching one of the many live feeds being streamed online, here are a couple of options:
- POVee Feed: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3745605/events/2261991
- The Sun Newspaper http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/royals/royalbaby/5017568/The-Suns-Royal-Baby-live-blog.html
- The London Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/10179413/Live-Royal-baby-watch.html
- ABC Newshttp://www.newsnet5.com/generic/entertainment/celebrity/royal-
We are going to get this post published and on its way to your electronic in-bins, and then return with a live blog updating throughout the day. I can’t think of a nicer group to pass the time with during such an auspicious occasion.