Cameras have been camped outside Kate Middleton's chosen hospital all week, but has the Duchess of Cambridge had us fooled?
Kate Middleton’s baby due date is actually today and not July 13 as was first thought, according to new reports.
While we waited patiently for news of the Duchess of Cambridge’s new arrival last Saturday, it seems she had us all fooled.
Royal sources say nurses at Kate Middleton’s chosen hospital have been put on high alert this week, not last, and told Kate’s due date is July 19.
So could we have royal baby announcement before the end of the day?
‘A small number of staff at St Mary’s who might be called upon when the Duchess gives birth were told they had to remain teetotal for a month before the due date,’ one source told the Telegraph.
‘They were told the due date was July 19.’
The latest news falls in line with comments made by exited granny-to-be the Duchess of Cornwall, during an official tour with Prince Charles on Tuesday.
Camilla revealed: ‘We don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re all waiting at the end of a telephone.
‘I hope by the end of the week he or she will be there.’
This wouldn’t be the first time Kate Middleton has had us confused over royal baby news.
Yesteday it was revealed that, despite photographers camping outside Kate Middleton’s chosen hospital, St Mary’s in London, the Duchess could actually be planning to give birth elsewhere.
Royal sources said the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. close to Kate’s parents’ home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, had been put on high alert, in case the royal went into labour before travelling back to London.
‘There are contingencies in place for wherever the Duchess happens to be, and one of them is the Royal Berkshire,’ a royal insider told the Telegraph.
‘It is still a possibility that she could give birth there, though that would only be in extremis, as the expectation is that she will go to St Mary’s.’
It’s thought Kate Middleton will then spend at least the first six weeks after the birth of her first child away from the spotlight, at her parents’ home, before returning to London.
The £4.85 million seven-bedroom Georgian manor, which the Middleton family purchased last year, comes with 18 acres of land, and ‘fantastic views’.
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