Kate Middleton isn’t going into the labor room alone. People around the world have been a part of the William and Kate Royal Baby craze and it won’t stop on delivery day. When Kate Middleton gives birth this summer, she’s taking a few special people along with her.
Kate Middleton is in good hands with the royal surgeon-gynecologists in her luxury Lindo Wing suite at St. Mary’s Hospital. The Duchess of Cambridge is also bringing along her younger sister, Pippa Middleton, as well as their mother, Carole Middleton. And while Prince William has every intention of being there for Kate, there’s still a chance he might miss it. Prince William is currently on chopper search-and-rescue duties at RAF Valley that could keep him away. However, a St. James’s Palace spokesperson disclosed a plan to transport William via helicopter straight to St. Mary’s Hospital upon immediate word.
And while William, Pippa and Carole will witness the news firsthand, other family members will be first to hear the news before the rest of us. First to know will be Queen Elizabeth II, senior members of the royal family and the Middletons. Before Prince Charles hears the news about his grandchild, Prince William will supposedly alert his grandmother over the phone.
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As the royal family receives the celebratory news over the phone, the rest of the world will have to wait. After the birth, a press officer will then take a formal proclamation signed by Kate’s doctors to Lindo’s front entrance. Then a waiting driver escorted by police will deliver the proclamation to Buckingham Palace. In the very same way Prince William’s birth was announced in 1982, the proclamation will be framed and placed on an easel in front of the Privy Purse door of Buckingham Palace for the public to see.
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According to the Daily Mail, a Palace spokesman said, "It is very important [to us] that it will not be announced first on Twitter, although it will be announced on Twitter in due course." While the Royal Family won’t be breaking the news via Twitter, it may delay displaying the theatrical easel outside if the baby is born between 10:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
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In this case, the news will be sent out through an electronic press release including the Royal Baby’s gender and weight. The baby’s name will be released at a later time. If the baby is born during those late hours, the Palace will display the proclamation later that morning. There’s even a chance Prince William will make a special statement outside of the hospital. We can’t wait!
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