As the world awaits for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, the Queen is currently at Windsor Castle.
The 87-year-old monarch is waiting to hear for the news of her third great-grandchild’s arrival in the world, and is expected to return to Buckingham Palace this evening.
The Queen will be informed first of the Royal Baby’s arrival.
Sources close to Sky News said she would be “thrilled” when she receives the phone call from her grandson Prince William. After the birth of child, William will phone his grandmother on an encrypted call to inform her of the celebratory news.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was admitted to the Lindo Wing at 5.30am this morning after going into natural labour, Kensington Palace confirmed.
Shortly after their arrival, a statement was released to the press informing them Kate was in the “early stages of labour”.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.
“The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge,” the statement read.
A spokesman for the couple later confirmed the Duchess’ labour was “progressing as normal,” and Kate was in good spirits.
The parents-to-be travelled to the hospital in two cars this morning with royal protection. It is believed the couple’s private secretaries, Miguel Head and Rebecca Deacon, are also inside the Lindo Wing building.