As royal baby-crazed as we may be, we admit there are a few others who are probably a bit more anxious than we are: Kate Middleton's family. The royals and the Middletons must be beyond excited to meet wee baby Cambridge. So, how's the gang waiting out her labor?
Prince William is said to be at Kate's side, as he reportedly accompanied the duchess to the hospital when she went into labor early this morning. The couple snuck into St Mary's through a side entrance.
Queen Elizabeth has recently returned to Buckingham Palace after spending the weekend in Windsor.
The Queen has just swept into Buckingham Palace in Range Rover. Corgi and red box on back seat. Crowd in raptures. "THE QUEEN!"
— Harry Wallop (@hwallop) July 22, 2013
Carole and Pippa Middleton were rumored to be joining Kate at the hospital, the Daily Mail reports, but we have yet to hear confirmation of their arrival. Meanwhile, Kate's Uncle Gary is concerned about the weather:
Woke up to Thunder this morning but not a drop of rain? Now it's blistering & supposedly the hottest day if the year oh & very very exciting
— Gary Goldsmith (@garygoldsmith65) July 22, 2013
Prince Harry is waiting for news from his military base:
Prince Harry is waiting for news while at his military base in Wattisham in eastern England #royalbaby
— Melanie Bromley (@melaniebromley) July 22, 2013
And Prince Charles and Camilla are in Yorkshire, where Charles says he knows "absolutely nothing yet."
It's all so exciting! Stay tuned to our liveblog for real-time updates on Kate's condition, the whereabouts of her family and much more.
UPDATE: Buckingham Palace confirmed to NBC news that Carole and Pippa have no plans to wait with Kate in the delivery room.
Perhaps a rousing polo match will take your mind off the anxiety:
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As Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, move along on their parenting journey, it seems even the queen has had a what-not-to-say moment. According to a special edition of Us magazine on raising royals, she exclaimed soon after William's birth: "Thank goodness he hasn't ears like his father!"
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The Nursery Isn't Quite Ready Yet
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07/23/2013 4:43 PM EDT
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The royal baby is here! Now that we've seen him and his parents have said some sweet words about the birth, we're left wondering... what is his official title?
Until Will and Kate choose a first name, the royal baby will officially be titled as "HRH Prince of Cambridge." It makes sense, given that his father is titled "Prince William, Duke of Cambridge" and Kate is titled "Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge." In fact, the royal baby's title will be the first time "Prince of Cambridge" has been used in 194 years! Find out more about his royal title here.