Royal Baby: World eagerly awaits arrival of Prince William, Kate Middleton's first child

Pull out the pink and blue rattles!

Don't forget the bib, balloons and cupcakes. The royal baby may be on its way!

Reports are circulating via social media that the Grand Duchess of Cambridge was taken to a hospital earlier today. Could we end the week meeting a future prince or princess?




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How will we find out?

  • The Palace will officially announce when Middleton gets admitted to the hospital and goes into labor.
  • A second announcement will come on a piece of paper with the baby's gender, weight and height displayed on an easel.

The World celebrates

If you thought the frenzy surrounding Kate Middleton and Prince Williams' wedding was big ... then the world should expect a holiday once the official announcement is made.

Media have been staged outside a London hospital for weeks with a live stream in anticipation of the royal news. Local merchants, residents and travelers have been eagerly displaying their exciting for the royal news by crafting decorative momentos, tasty treats and dressing head-to-toe in British-inspired clothing.

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ABC News is giving you the opportunity to wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge best of luck as they enter the parenting phase of live equipped with the royal treatment. 

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