Updates at Lindo Wing
Current Status: It's a Girl!!!
Due Date: Mid/Late April (Parking Restrictions end April 30th, but will be extended if needed)
Hospital: St. Mary's Hospital, Lindo Wing in Paddington, London
Name: The Couple do not know the sex of the baby and per tradition have most likely not picked out a name yet, but will have a short list. The baby will be called "His or Her Royal Highness Princess (name) of Cambridge". The Baby's name will be announced a few days after birth.
Catherine: will be staying in London ahead of the birth. Contingency plans are in place if she happens to be at Anmer Hall or her parents house when she goes into labor.
William: Was present at the birth
Media: There will be a Official Press Pen, for Accredited Media Only, outside the Hospital. This was put up on April 16th. It will not be open to Accredited Media until Catherine goes into Labor and is admitted into the Hospital. Kensington Palace will release a press release when this happens. Accredited Media will have assigned spots inside the pen and are not allowed to set up equipment ahead of time.
Starting Thursday 16 April until 72hrs after Catherine leaves hospital, news permits are suspended for Green Park (Canada Gate), St. James’s Park and Kensington Gardens to allow media access to cover the Royal birth.
Media pens have also been set up at Buckingham Palace for duration of when the framed Birth Announcement is being displayed on Easel.
Media Pens will also be set up outside Kensington Palace, the Cambridge's London Residence. Media will not be allowed to position here until the announcement that the Cambridges are leaving the hospital with the New Baby. This Media Pen will be opened for 72 hours after that Announcement.
These will be walk up positions: meaning the media isn't allowed to stay there, their length of stay will be determined by the Press officer at each place. This is to help manage demand.
These announcements will be made via Press Release and then over Social Media. The Queen will be the first to be told of the birth followed by the members of the Royal and Cambridge Family. The announcement of the Birth will include the Sex, Weight and Time of Birth. The Name will be released some time latter.
If the Baby is born after 1o PM (London Time), the announcement of it's birth will be delayed till the next morning at 8 AM.
A Formal Announcement will be displayed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.
Prince George: The couple are unsure whether Prince George will visit his brother or sister at the Hospital.
Returning Home: The Couple will leave the hospital with the new born baby much like last time. They will return to Kensington Palace for a few Days, before returning to Anmer Hall.
First Photographs/ Appearances of Royal Baby 2: You can check out our list of when to expect photographs of Royal Baby 2
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