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It’s Official: Royal Baby Watch Has Begun

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Royal fans, rejoice. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may welcome their third child sooner than we first thought.

In anticipation of the royal baby, the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London is busy preparing for flag-bearing crowds and television crews with everything from parking restrictions to security barriers now in place. And as safety precautions go up, it's safe to say the nation's excitement is growing alongside it.

Just last week, the maternity ward sparked rumours that the 36-year-old is preparing to give birth after revamping the now-famous railings where the couple will present their new addition to the world.

Although the specific due date has remained under wraps, Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth in April.

And despite rumours that she may have a home birth, the royal is following in the footsteps of Princess Diana who welcomed Princes Harry and William in the same maternity ward.

The Duchess of Cambridge also gave birth to Prince George at the A-list approved Lindo Wing in 2013 followed by Princess Charlotte two years later.

A familiar face at the ward, the 36-year-old will also be looked after by the same team for her third stint at the hospital. The Queen’s surgeon-gynaecologist, Alan Farthing, will lead the delivery and Guy Thorpe-Beeston will accompany.

Though royal fans will have to patiently wait to learn the baby’s gender, as the couple have decided to keep details private.

Designed to keep the nation in the loop, Kensington Palace has launched a new page of the royal family's official website dedicated to the royal baby. While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Twitter page will also update followers on any future updates as news unfolds.