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When Is Kate Middleton's Due Date? Here's When She's Supposed to Give Birth!

Although the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth this month, the name of the new royal baby remains still a closely guarded secret and speculation is rife as to what the young prince or princess will be called.

The Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to her third child sometime this month.

From designer favourites like Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham to maternity brands such as Séraphine, Middleton never put a fashionable foot wrong.

As happened with George and Charlotte, the first we'll hear about the royal baby's arrival is an announcement from Kensington Palace that Kate has gone into labour.

Of course, the birth of the royal baby won't be the only exciting royal event this year.

There it is placed on an easel - used to announce Prince William's birth in 1982 - and this the official way of announcing royal births.

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A spokesperson for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the body which oversees the hospital, confirmed to CTVNews.ca that barriers and parking signs had been installed outside this week.

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When Princess Charlotte was born for example, Kate had a handful of midwives and medical staff on hand, led by consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston.

A FLURRY of activity has been taking place at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth.

The Lindo Wing brochure offers "world-class" maternity care.

But an insider revealed that Middleton will deliver her third bundle of joy on April 23.

If the baby is born on April 21, the child will share a birthday with the Queen, who turns 92 that day. The public and media will be informed when Kate goes into labor, with the palace announcing her and William are en route to the hospital.

During routine scans William and Kate did not ask if they would be welcoming a son or daughter - opting to be surprised as with the duchess's previous pregnancies.

Preparations for media coverage of the birth began today (April 9), with crowd barriers going up in the street opposite the Lindo Wing in Paddington, central London, and parking restrictions coming into force in the area.

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