Royal Baby Watch: The Cambridges Have Landed
Things are really heating up here for #RoyalBabyWatch! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton), along with their son Prince George, have moved back to their London residence – Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace – to await the birth of their second child. Actually, they moved back a few days ago, and it has only just now been revealed.
Why did they give up their swanky digs at their country home Anmer Hall (albeit temporarily?) to move back to the (completely massive) “apartment?” Well – Kensington Palace is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s hospital, which is where Kate will be giving birth. The Cambridges made a similar move when they were awaiting the birth of Prince George, leaving their rented farmhouse in Angelsey, Wales for the convenience of London just a few days before the birth.
This, of course, has set royal watching tongues wagging. Kate’s due date has been rumored to be April 25 – something that came out after she publicly said her due date was “in mid to late April,” but that has never been confirmed by Palace officials. However, with the move to Kensington Palace taking place around the 19th or 20th, its now being said that her due date may actually be much sooner – as in, today!
That said, this time around will be quite different for the royal family. Press are not allowed to keep watch on the hospital until the Palace confirms that Kate has been admitted. And the palace will only make announcements up until 10pm. If Kate is admitted after 10pm, the press will not be notified until the following morning. This is being done to – hopefully – avoid causing disturbances to other patients and families at the hospital, since having a flock of reporters and camera-folk camped out throughout the night for two weeks proved to be very noisy.