The Duchess, who celebrates her 66th birthday this Wednesday, was on a regional visit to Cornwall at a new children’s hospice in St Austell when during a speech she was asked about the impending first child of her step-son the Duke of Cambridge and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also remarked “We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”
Recently, it has emerged that the Duchess of Cambridge is in Bucklebury at the Middletons’ family home with her parents who are with her now prior to her giving birth at any time now.
Prince William has finished his work for the RAF in Anglesey for the time being and is believed to be currently in London.
When the Royal Baby is born, the Royal Family will be the first to be told and then, the public will be informed in the traditional manner, through an easel being placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace with a notice reading something along the lines of, “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was delivered safely of a baby boy/girl at X today. Her Royal Highness and her son/daughter are both doing well.”
Members of the media are currently on ‘royal baby watch’ outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where Kate is expected to be taken to give birth to the future heir to the throne of the UK. It is not expected that the Duchess will be admitted to the Lindo wing through the front entrance, but rather through one of the more private entrances. The Cambridges, plus one, will appear after Kate leaves hospital through the front door where they’re expected to stop for photographs before going back to Kensington Palace.
Prince William will then take several weeks off from work in the RAF to help look after baby Cambridge.
Probably only one or two days after birth (or very shortly after the Duchess being released from hospital more likely), we will be informed of the baby’s names through press release. (As a side note, I’m going with George for a boy, Mary for a girl).