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Prince & Princess of Wales

Royal Baby Countdown: St Mary’s Hospital prepares for pregnant Kate’s arrival

It is now confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to her third child at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, as was the case with her previous two children.

As was reported by Royal Central’s Deputy Editor in London, signed have appeared outside of the world famous Lindo Wing making people aware that parking restrictions are in place for the media to be in position.

The parking ban runs from April 9 until April 30 with rumours that the Duchess of Cambridge is due on St George’s Day, 23 April.

Parking restrictions are in place outside of the hospital (Photo Credit: Jamie Sahan/Royal Central)

The new baby will become 5th-in-line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry back further in the line of succession.

It is understood that the Duke and Duchess do not know the gender of the baby preferring to keep it a surprise. However, bookmakers make a baby girl the favourite with the name Mary topping the names list.

The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London has overseen private births for generations of families since 1937. Princes William, Harry and George were all born at the Paddington hospital as were Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.

There has been speculation that the Duchess would give birth at the Lindo Wing for a few weeks now after the front door and railings recently got a new lick of paint.

Kate has suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a form of severe morning sickness with all her pregnancies, but her births have been straightforward. After having Prince George, she left the hospital the next day, and after giving birth to Princess Charlotte, she returned to Kensington Palace just ten short hours later.