The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to give the world the first glimpse of the Royal Baby when they leave the hospital.
Prince William and wife Kate, will exit through the main doors of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, in London, and the couple intend to pose for pictures with their first child.
The new parents will be following in the footsteps of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, who posed with a baby William, in 1982, before driving away from the hospital in a car.
“While it is a deeply personal and private event, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge realise this is a time of national celebration,” a palace aide revealed as they promised the couple would pose for pictures. “There will be vast interest in the baby.”
“They realise many people will want to share in their happiness,” the aide added.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are excitedly awaiting the arrival of baby Cambridge. Heavily pregnant Kate is currently putting the finishing touches to the couple’s new home in London.
After the baby is born, it is expected the new parents will move into Kensington Palace, which will become their official London residence.
In recent weeks, Kate has been seen shopping in London visiting baby boutiques and antique shops as her due date approaches. Prince William has continued to be based in Wales, where he works as a search-and-rescue pilot in the RAF.
It was reported earlier this week, William has a helicopter on stand-by, close to the couple’s Anglesey home, so that in the event of the Duchess going in labour he can be rushed to London to be with his wife.
A recent poll showed majority of people in the UK believe Kate is expecting a baby girl.