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Prince William's wife in labour, palace to announce birth on social media

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2015 | 1:46 AM
Royal supporter John Loughrey (centre) salutes as he stands with men dressed as soldiers carrying boards with proposed baby names on, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.
2013 FILE: In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold their new born son George, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth.
Royal fan Terry Hutt, aged 79, with his Union flag designed outfit, flags and signs stands across the street from the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London, Thursday.
Royal fan John Loughrey, aged 60, pulls an an expression and lifts his legs in the air in reaction to media cameras pointing at him as he lies on a camping bed with a baby dummy in his mouth with his Union flag designed outfit across the street from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on Monday.
The media area set for reporters to cover Duchess of Cambridge to arrive is empty outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on Wednesday.

Prince William's wife Kate was admitted today to a London hospital for the birth of the couple's second child.

In a brief statement, palace officials said the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 6 a.m. UK time (0500 GMT) Saturday at St Mary's Hospital.

The Duchess traveled by car to the Lindo wing with William.

The baby will be a younger brother or sister to William and Kate's first child, Prince George, who was born July 22, 2013 at the same hospital.

The couple has said that they don't know whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.

Royal officials are not expected to provide any more information until the birth, which will be announced on Twitter and Instagram.

That announcement will say what gender the baby is, as well as its weight and the time of birth.