Kate Middleton has been admitted to the hospital ahead of the arrival of Royal Baby No. 3. The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is currently in labor, Kensington Palace revealed Monday in a statement.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour,” the statement read. She was joined by her husband, Prince William, as she traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Kate and Prince William have been anxiously awaiting the birth of their third child.
The two proud parents welcomed son, Prince George, in 2013 and daughter, Princess Charlotte, in 2015.
The couple announced they were expecting last September, revealing that Kate was once again suffering from acute morning sickness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum. After missing several events, including Prince George’s first day of school, the Duchess appeared to have smooth sailing for the remainder of her pregnancy.
Prior to the new baby’s arrival, the couple was keeping busy, making a series of public appearances throughout England. They returned from their last international trip in early February following the Royal Tour of Norway and Sweden. Kate attended her final public engagement on March 22 in London with William by her side.
The gender of the couple’s third child is unknown, though many have speculated it could be a boy due to Kate’s often-blue maternity wear.