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Royal countdown begins: Kate and William won't know baby's gender until birth

Royal countdown begins: Kate and William won't know baby's gender until birth

The baby is due to be born in mid-to-late April, and The Duchess has recently been seen in Norfolk, shopping in Waitrose.

The Duchess gave birth to both of her two children George, four, and Charlotte, two, at The Lindo Wing.

In honor of the soon-to-be royal baby, we're taking a look back at some of Kate's most stylish outfits.

Perks of royalty? Not having to deal with finding a parking spot when driving your wife to the hospital after she goes into labor!

In addition, Kate's birthing suite has been sealed off since the middle of March.

There it is placed on an easel - used to announce Prince William's birth in 1982 - and this the official way of announcing royal births. Put in place by a palace footman, it will be the same easel as was used to announce Kate's other babies.

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According to Sky News, barriers have been set up on the street outside the hospital to accommodate television crews and photographers. For Charlotte, the baby's arrival will be especially significant if it turns out to be a boy.

A spokesperson for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the body which oversees the hospital, confirmed to CTVNews.ca that barriers and parking signs had been installed outside this week. She is understood to have already organized presents for the prince and princess so that there won't be any jealousy when baby Cambridge comes home.

Consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing will be among the team, two senior medics who were involved in helping to deliver Kate's previous children. All announcements are being made via press release and Kensington Palace's twitter account.

November 7 - The Duchess, in a black floor-length dress by Diane von Furstenberg, attends an Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families gala in Kensington Palace's 18th-century Orangery. However, if the birth happens in the middle of the night, the palace will not make any announcement before 9 A.M. United Kingdom time.

Prices for a standard room package start at £5,900 for the first 24 hours of a "normal" delivery, although mothers who have previously had a baby at the Lindo Wing, like Katherine, may be eligible for a 10% reduction. So it all bares a simple question: Just when exactly will the Royal Family welcome its newest member?


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