Kate is doing 'very well'

2013-07-22 10:54
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London – The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour early on Monday and is said to be doing very well.

Kate and Williams' spokesperson said: "Things are progressing as normal."

Sky News' royal correspondent Paul Harrison said the Duchess’ condition had been described as "very well".

According to various sources the couple arrived at a side entrance to the St Mary's Hospital in central London at 06:00 on Monday morning.

Kate will give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry. 

Once the baby is born, a notice will be posted on a wooden easel just inside Buckingham Palace railings, followed moments later by an electronic message to the media and the world.

Kate is being attended by a team headed by the calm and experienced hands of royal gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, 69, and Alan Farthing. There are also thought to be some anaesthetists, midwives and nurses attending to Kate.

But little else is known about the eagerly awaited royal baby, from how it will arrive to its gender or its name.

It is not clear if she will have a natural birth or deliver by a planned caesarean section.

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