Two royals are in the region today, Prince William and Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales is on Teesside, visiting PD Ports in Middlesbrough to mark 50 years of trading through Tees Dock.
His Royal Highness will meet some of the company's longest serving employees, as well as those who've been supported by the charity The High Tide Foundation, which helps young people get into employment.
Meanwhile, Prince William will visit Sunderland, and a new accommodation centre opened by the homeless children's charity, Centrepoint. The Duke of Cambridge is a patron of the charity. Later, he'll go to South Shields to open the town's new Haven Point leisure centre.
Prince William and Prince Charles will be welcomed to the North East. The Duke of Cambridge will visit a homeless shelter in Sunderland and then head to South Shields. The Prince of Wales will be in Middlesbrough to mark 50 years of trade through Tees Dock.
The Prince of Wales arrived at the National Railway Museum in York by steam train as he started his tow-day tour of Yorkshire. As he awaited news of the birth of his first grandchild, Charles stepped off the Royal Carriage to applause and cheers from the waiting crowd.
The carriage was pulled into the museum, by Bittern, the sister engine of Mallard which celebrated 75 years as the world's fastest steam train earlier this month.
As the news breaks that the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into Labour, Prince Charles in expected in York. He is due to visit the Railway Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the Mallard Locomotive. The Prince of Wales will then go to York Minster