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Here are 8 things we definitely know about the Royal Baby

The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour.

THIS MORNING, KENSINGTON Palace confirmed that The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital and is in the early stages of labour.

Middleton was accompanied to the hospital by Prince William at 6am this morning. The couple is expecting their second child.

But what do we know so far?

1. Everyone is convinced she’s having a girl

Royal baby Source: Yui Mok

British bookmakers have said that the vast majority of punters have placed bets on the Duchess having a baby girl. Ladbroke’s stated that 90% of all bets placed were being placed on a girl.

A spokesperson said:

Money talks, and punters all over the UK are convinced Kate will give birth to a baby girl soon. It looks like the only people hoping for a boy are the bookies, and maybe Prince George.

2. People are looking for hints everywhere

Royal visit to south London Source: Chris Jackson

Wearing a pink coat?

Must be Kate’s subliminal way of telling the world she’s having a girl. There’s no other logical explanation.

3. Prince Charles is hoping for a granddaughter anyway

Prince of Wales visit to Scotland Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Her father-in-law was speaking with the daughter of an army veteran at an event on Thursday when he stated that the family was hoping for a granddaughter.

4. Charlotte is the leading contender when it comes to what the couple will name the baby

Royals attends Christmas Day Church service Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Alice had been the longstanding favourite, but was overtaken by Charlotte earlier this week. Other contenders in the mix?  Arthur, James and Henry.

5. This baby will overtake Prince Harry to become fourth in line to the throne

Prince Harry visit to NZ Source: Ian Forsyth

Meaning the dream of a King Harry is increasingly unlikely to come to pass.

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6. Speaking of Prince Harry, he’ll miss the birth as he is in Australia ordering burgers

harry Source: Daily Mail

The Prince is currently in Australia for a four-week placement with the country’s defence forces, so he’ll miss out on all the hoopla.

7. As this astrologist went to great pains to point out, the baby will be a Taurus

…expect a super lively charmer

So now.

8. The scene outside the Lindo Wing is hectic 

Royal baby Source: Daniel Leal-Olivas

And Kay Burley is in top Burley form today.

It’s going to be a long day, everybody.

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