The Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital Is Preparing for the Arrival of Royal Baby No. 3
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child will be here before we know it, and the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London is getting ready for the arrival of the new royal baby.
Fans of the royal family have started lining up outside the hospital, waiting for the little one to arrive.
One such man told Reuters, "We're here for the great news that Duchess Kate is going to have her third child. And we are ever so please, all of are, all the
People are lining up outside a London hospital in anticipation of the royal baby’s birth pic.twitter.com/rqnhKmQXdT— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 19, 2018
Back on April 9, crowd barriers, and no-parking notices went up outside the building.
As we had previously reported, Shutterstock Royal Photographer Tim Rooke revealed to Town & Country that media positions were being set up at the hospital on April 9, though photographers and reporters cannot stand there until Duchess Kate is admitted to the hospital.
"Because it is a working hospital, nobody is allowed into those positions until we’re told that the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted," Rooke said.
He also shared that for both Prince Charlotte and Prince George, the media positions went up two weeks before Duchess Kate gave birth.
The barriers aren't the first sign that the hospital is preparing for the big moment.
On March 27, Arthur Edwards, a royal photographer for The Sun, tweeted that the railings outside the Lindo Wing entrance, where the new prince or princess will make his or her public debut, were being painted.
"The railings outside The Lindo Wing at St Marys Hospital Paddington are being painted. I suppose it’s never too early to get used to the smell of fresh paint," reads the caption of the tweet, along with a photo of the railings, which appear to be primed with a red anti-rust substance.
The railings outside The Lindo Wing at St Marys Hospital Paddington are being painted. I suppose it’s never too early to get used to the smell of fresh paint pic.twitter.com/G4kmKTds1o— Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2018
While previous rumors suggested that the Duchess had plans for a home birth, she will indeed deliver in the Lindo Wing, just as she did with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess of Cambridge is officially on maternity leave, having completed her last public event on March 22. According to Kensington Palace, she is due in the month of April.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018. pic.twitter.com/jOzB1TJMof— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 17, 2017
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.