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Royal Baby Alert: Duchess of Cambridge in early stages of labor

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 22 2013 02:25:37 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 22 2013 08:32:00 AM CDT
Prince William, Kate Middleton

Brian Vitagliano/CNN

LONDON, ENGLAND -

Palace officials say Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labor.

Royal officials said that Kate travelled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate - also known as the Duchess of Cambridge - is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

The baby will be third in line for the British throne - behind Prince Charles and William - and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen.

The medical team will be led by royal gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell.

The child will be the first for William and Kate, who married in 2011 after a long courtship.