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Duchess of Cambridge in Labor, Admitted to Hospital

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital early this morning, where the Duchess was admitted in the early stages of labor, the Prince's office has announced.  The couple arrived around 7:30 a.m. local time, and the statement said that the Duchess, formerly Kate Middleton, was experiencing normal labor.

The London hospital is where Princes William and Harry were both born.  The child, whose gender is not yet known, will be the heir to the British throne.  News sources report that it could be as long as 10 days before the baby's name is announced.

Keep an eye on the hospital with a Live Royal Baby Watch video stream, powered by the UK-based Press Association, which went live as soon as Kate is admitted to the hospital.  Once we know Kate has given birth, we will be streaming 10 minutes before the "White Announcement Envelope," in which the details of the baby's birth are presented outside the hospital and put in the car to be taken to Buckingham Palace.

From there, we will be live streaming during core times until we're given five minutes' notice of the couple's departure with the baby. William and Kate will make an official presentation of the baby, but–fair warning!–you might not see the baby's face.

Image: Prince William and Kate Middleton postage stamp, via LiliGraphie /