The royal baby watch continues as it is being reported that Prince William has left his base in Wales to be with Kate, who is due at any moment.
The world watches and waits as the due date is upon them. The royal, who is an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot has reportedly taken leave of his job to be at his wife's side as she is waiting to give birth to their first child.
The Prince's royal pals and Clarence House have imposed total secrecy surrounding the birth of the heir to the throne. William's friends are known for their loyalty when it comes to his private life. If Kate does not go into labor today, William is expected to play in a charity polo match in Glouchestershire on Sunday, about an hour away from London.
Prince Harry will also be at the match with Prince William, which will go to support several of their charities. It is expected that, should Kate go into labor during the match, the Prince will leave immediately to be with her.
William has expressed his desire to be present for the birth, like his father Prince Charles did when he and his brother were born.
A source told the Mirror,
"The entire family are on tenterhooks. Above all though it's a very exciting time for the couple and every effort has been made to make sure the birth goes smoothly. William is dedicated to his work but he was absolutely determined to make it, no matter the distance."
"It is a momentous time, not just for the Duke and Duchess as a couple welcoming their first child into the world, but for the future of the monarchy as a whole."
Kate will give birth to the new royal at the Lindo Wing in St. Mary's Hospital in London, the same hospital in which Princess Diana gave birth to the baby's father Prince William.
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