UPDATE: The royal baby has arrived! Kate Middleton gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 4:24 p.m., according to Clarence House. Mother and baby are both in good health, and will be staying at St. Mary's Hospital overnight.
When is Kate Middleton due? Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, JUST gave birth to her first child with husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. St. James’ Palace announced her pregnancy in December 2012. The royal baby's expected due date was July 14, 2013, but as we all know, babies don't stick to strict schedules, and the baby arrived a week behind schedule on July 22.
Why was Kate Middleton hospitalized? Kate’s pregnancy hasn’t been all official appearances and tailored maternity wear: In early December, she was laid up at King Edward VII Hospital for three days with hyperemesis gravidarum — severe morning sickness. Her hospitalization prompted the palace to make the pregnancy announcement.
What will William and Kate’s baby boy look like? We don’t know yet, but here’s a guess.
What will the baby's name be? We don't know yet, but Wetpaint Moms has some ideas, and we'll let you know as soon as we find out!
Inside William and Kate’s royal love story: William and Kate first began dating in 2002, having met while studying at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland. Following a brief break in 2007, William popped the question in Kenya in October 2010, giving Kate a ring that had belonged to his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Kate became an official member of the royal family on April 29, 2011, when she and William married in a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey.