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

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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.