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All About the Royal
Baby: Signs, the
Delivery, and More!

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It seems like the whole world is waiting for the arrival of the Royal Baby.

So how will we all know when Kate Middleton (we mean, The Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William have welcomed their little prince or princess?

William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will be the first person informed before the general public is made aware - one of the benefits of being the Queen!

Buckingham Palace will then make an official announcement. That is the only official way to know that the birth did in fact take place.

Royal Baby On the Way: Palace Officials Confirm Kate Middleton Is "In Early Stages of Labor"

Following royal tradition, a small bulletin will be posted in front of Buckingham Palace for onlookers to read. Once doctors sign off on the baby's gender and time of birth on a document, a royal aide will give the bulletin to the official. The official will then have the task of carrying the news from the hospital to the palace - about a 15 minute trip in total. This will likely be broadcast live to millions! Until now, Kate and William have been calling the baby "our little grape," but soon we'll know whether the grape is a he or a she - and what his or her name will be!

Upon arrival, the official will post the bulletin on a wooden easel in front of the palace for all to see. And for the first time in Royal history, social media will play quite a role. The monarchy's official Twitter and Facebook accounts will announce the glorious news online. Something tells us they won't be using the #RoyalBaby hashtag, though.

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Prepping for Royal Baby!

Early this morning, Clarence House, who gives the official news related to William and Kate, announced Kate was in the "early stages of labor."

"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labor," they said in a statement. "The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."

Though that may seem like no biggie, the fact that Kate chose to travel by car and not by ambulance is impressive for this low-key royal. Kate also reportedly requested no drugs during her labor. Now all we can do is sit, wait, and get excited. Maybe it's time for a cup of tea?

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