Royal Roundup: Crowds Grow as Duchess of Cambridge is Admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in ‘Early Stages of Labor’

A member of the media carries a ladder through the crowd across from St Mary's Hospital Lindo Wing. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A member of the media carries a ladder through the crowd across from the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital as many await the birth of the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, heir to the British throne. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

As we announced earlier today, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in the early stages of labor. Crowds have gathered in front of St. Mary’s Hospital and Buckingham Palace, as many await news of the royal child. Nicholas Witchell, royal correspondent, covers the scene in front of the hospital in the video below. Follow BBC News for live coverage of the story.

  • While the media has been at the ready across from St. Mary’s Hospital for weeks now in anticipation of the royal birth, BBC looks at how the scene has expanded since the Duchess went into labor. Many have also gathered outside of Buckingham Palace to await the official notice of the royal birth, which will be placed on an easel in the forecourt once the child is born.
  • The entire world seems to have eyes on St. Mary’s Hospital in London, as is apparent by BBC’s montage of international news coverage of the royal birth.

  • A tradition of music composed especially for various life events of the royal family has been in effect for many years. Radio Times looks at some of the songs that have been created in honor of royal births, weddings, coronations, and deaths, and wonders if the royal baby will also have honorary music composed in his or her honor.
  • People takes a look back at the past nine months of the Duchess’ pregnancy.

  • In celebration of the announcement that the Duchess has gone into labor, Digital Spy has a timeline of the Duke and Duchess’ journey into parenthood.
  • The Telegraph speaks to some of the people looking on outside of St. Mary’s Hospital, hoping to hear first word when the royal baby arrives.