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Parking restrictions for 'Special Event' outside Royal baby hospital

New parking restrictions have been put in place in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

New parking restrictions have been put in place in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington west London, where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth.

The yellow signs cite "Special Event" as the reason for the suspension in front of the Lindo Wing and come into force tomorrow and run until April 30 - meaning Kate is expected to have had her second child by this date.

Tthe Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in Paddington, West London Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Kate is returning to the exclusive, private Lindo wing after the successful delivery of Prince George just under two years ago. Press will not be allowed to gather outside the Lindo Wing until after she has been admitted.

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Kate meets Downton Abbey creator on studio visit

Kate is welcomed by Lord Fellowes as she arrives at Ealing Studios. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge has begun her visit to the studios of ITV series Downton Abbey.

Kate was handed flowers shortly before she met Lord Fellowes, the creator of the hit show at Ealing Studios in west London.

The Duchess is greeted by the child actor who plays George Crawley in the series. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Duchess, whose baby is due next month, wore an outfit from British maternity label Jojo Maman Bebe.

She then met with hair and make-up stylists who were working to prepare some of the show's stars for filming.

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