There’s more movement in royal baby birthing circles, as Duchess Kate has headed back to London from her parent’s home, ahead of the birth of baby number three.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join a @teamsportsaid session as part of their day celebrating the Commonwealth, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place in London next month. Later, Their Royal Highnesses also enjoyed a taking part in a #CommonwealthBigLunch at St Luke's Community Centre. 📷PA
Any day now
Kate had been resting up away from the spotlight, spending the last couple of weeks at her parents’ home in Bucklebury and at Sandringham, but she’s just returned to London as her baby’s birth day draws nearer.
Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte spent Easter with Kate’s mum and dad, Carole and Michael, presumably getting in some much needed R&R before life gets even more busy.
With the Duchess on the cusp of her due date, the holiday is over. The family is now firmly ensconced back in London, close to St Mary’s Hospital, where Kate is due to give birth (any second now!).
George is back at school and Charlotte has slotted into her nursery school routine. Prince William is attending to usual official engagements, but – one would presume – is poised to spring into action at the first sign of labour.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry will appear in a documentary tonight about the #CommonwealthCanopy – a major forestry conservation project in Her Majesty The Queen's name. Their Royal Highnesses have long supported the @queenscanopy having visited the Great Bear Rainforest in 2016. It is recognised for its unique biodiversity and in a speech, The Duke of Cambridge said: "The establishment of this canopy is a loud and unambiguous statement that the citizens of all Commonwealth countries believe that nature is fundamental to the health of our societies." Watch the #QueensGreenPlanet tonight @ITV at 9pm & follow @queenscanopy to find out more.
All systems go
It’s safe to say that all the royal ducks are now officially in a row – and this soon-to-be family of five are more than ready for their new addition:
- The barriers have gone up at St Mary’s outside the Lindo Wing, with a fresh lick of paint being applied to the fences in readiness.
- William is apparently mildly “in denial” but has been around the block a couple of times and is more than ready to be a dad-of-three.
- Kate’s rested and on maternity leave, as ready as she can be for the impending birth.
- Kate’s birth squad is on standby, with nanny, medics and glam squad primed to do what they do best.
- The world’s media are on tenterhooks, ready to assemble and switch that famous Lindo Wing door cam on once they get the word that Kate’s labour has commenced.
Watch this space, royal fans. This baby is nearly here!
Today The Duchess of Cambridge hosted an symposium on early intervention for children and families, bringing together academics, practitioners and charities to better support the wellbeing of young children. Head over to @heads_together to see her full speech. Her Royal Highness announced plans to create a long-term collaboration between experts and organisations to raise awareness of perinatal, maternal and infant mental health, as well as the need to support parents, families and teachers. #headstogether #mentalhealth