William to be with Kate for birth

The Duchess of Cambridge will have her baby at the same wing of the London hospital where her husband was born 30 years ago. Prince William will be at the birth, royal sources have revealed. The couple have decided not to find out is sex in advance.

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Royal couple choose not to know sex of baby in advance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry earlier this month. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to know the gender of their first child before it is born, royal sources said.

William will be present at the birth of the baby, which is to be delivered at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London.

More details from ITV News royal correspondent Tim Ewart

How public will find out about royal baby birth

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured in Hertfordshire last month. Credit: PA

The first public announcement that the birth is imminent will be made once Kate is in hospital and in the early stages of labour.

When the baby is born, Kate's parents and the Queen will be told before a statement is issued.

A formal declaration will then be driven to Buckingham Palace and placed on an easel. The same happened after Prince William's birth.

The public will be told the baby's gender, weight, and time of birth but it may be some time before William and Kate decide on a name.

More details from ITV News royal correspondent Tim Ewart

Prince William to be present at birth of royal baby

William with Kate at the 60th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation on June 4th. Credit: Empics

Prince William intends to be present at the birth of his first child, which is due in mid-July.

His father, Prince Charles, was present at his birth in 1982, and, according to The Times, remarked: “It is rather a grown up thing I found, rather a shock to the system”.

More details from ITV News royal correspondent Tim Ewart

Kate to give birth in same hospital wing as Diana

The Prince and Princess of Wales leaving the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital after the birth of Prince William. Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge will give birth in the same hospital wing in which Prince William was born in 1982, ITV News understands.

The Princess of Wales gave birth to both her sons in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, central London, and it is understood William's child will be born there too.

More details from ITV News royal correspondent Tim Ewart

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