UPDATE, July 22, 2013: It's true! Pregnant Kate Middleton is (finally) in labor! The Clarence House official Twitter (@ClarenceHouse) just shared some very exciting news, "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour."
And she's off with Prince William in tow! @ClarenceHouse continues, "The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."
Everyone's already getting whipped up into a royal lather. Deadline.com is reporting that Buckingham Palace notified the media about the big event on Monday morning, local London time, and ABC and CNN are already all over it.
It's happening, people! It's REALLY happening! You can watch the live stream outside of St. Mary's Hospital here!
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ORIGINAL POST, July 19: Now that Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum have all given birth, we're just waiting on one high-profile baby to make his or her debut: the Royal Heir!
Some outlets pegged her due date as July 11. Others said July 13 or 14. But it's already July 19, so it's high time to meet the little guy or girl!
So many of you are rightly wondering, is Kate Middleton giving birth right now? Well, the short answer is no. At least, not as far as we know — it could happen any minute now! But rest assured: As soon as we hear that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labor, or even having contractions, you'll be the first to know! So keep your eye on Wetpaint for the latest updates.
The United Kingdom probably hasn't been this excited for a childbirth since the impeding baby's grandmother — the late, great Princess Diana — welcomed the baby's uncle, Prince Harry, in 1984. We've been tracking Kate's pregnancy ever since December, when we first heard that she and her hubby, Prince William, were expecting a little one.
We still don't know the sex of the baby, let alone Kate and William's top picks for names.
When Kate does pop out the royal baby, a certificate bearing the tot's time of birth, weight, and sex will be displayed in front of Buckingham Palace — as is tradition. Only once that old-school custom is carried out will the information be disseminated online.
Gotta love that pomp and circumstance!