Wednesday 22 March 2017

No media circus for royal baby, Kate and William 'won't introduce baby outside hospital'

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their new-born baby boy to the world's media, standing on the steps outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on July 23, 2013
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their new-born baby boy to the world's media, standing on the steps outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on July 23, 2013
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a commemoration service to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan at St Paul's Cathedral, London
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Observance for Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be keeping the second royal birth under wraps.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in two weeks time and unlike the birth of Prince George in July 2013, there will be no media circus and big introduction to the world.

Kate will give birth in the same hospital where she delivered her eldest son, the private Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London.

Security restrictions have been put in place to ensure it's business as usual for the hospital, for the duration of the royal stay, according to People magazine.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery

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After Prince George's birth, the hordes of photographers and reporters waited outside the hospital for days for 'the big reveal', but they'll be adopting a different approach with the new arrival, including announcing the baby's gender.

"[They are} grateful for the warm wishes they have received from people throughout the U.K. and indeed around the world over the last few months," a palace aide told the publication.

GALLERY:

Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.
Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.

"They know that people are excited that Prince George will soon have a little brother or sister and it means a great deal to them that so many will be celebrating this important moment for their family."

Prince William is currently 'on standby' and won't be further than two hours from central London and it's also reported there is a helicopter available should he need it.

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Palace officials will confirm when Kate has gone into labour, entered hospital and when the baby has been born.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Observance for Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Observance for Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey

It has not yet been decided if Prince George will visit his sibling in hospital or at their apartment in Kensington Palace, before moving on to their property in Amner Hall, Norfolk.

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