How will the news of the birth be announced?
The royal baby, who will be third-in-line to the throne, will be born in the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where Prince William was also born. William plans to be with his wife throughout the delivery.
The first indication that the Duchess has given birth will come when an aide leaves the hospital carrying a sheet of paper detailing the baby’s sex, weight and time of birth. This will be handed to a driver to be taken to Buckingham Palace.
The public will finally find out the details of the future heir to the throne when the notice is placed on an easel in the forecourt of the Palace.
The first opportunity to get a glimpse of the new baby will most likely come when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital.