It seems like only yesterday that Clarence House was announcing that Kate Middleton and Prince William were expecting their second child. After several shitty months of insane morning sickness (and that’s putting it lightly) and several months of… nothing else, really, it seems the arrival of the second royal baby is imminent, and Kate could be induced any moment now!
“It varies but I would say it’s usually offered around 12 days,” Jane Munro, midwife and advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, tells PEOPLE. “The baby may be getting big and the placenta functions less well after that time.”
Kate’s due date was always said to be “mid- to late April”, so she’s hardly late, so chances are they’ll just wait this out. After all, as of Tuesday, she was still driving around, taking George to swim at Kensington Palace’s indoor pool. Either way, her medical team has been checking out St. Mary’s hospital in London, where Kate will give birth, and trying to make sure everything’s in order for when it all goes down.
If you think I’m joking about what a major deal this is (and you’re from America, where there’s royal family fascination, but not quite like in Britain), here’s a link to The Mirror’s LIVE COVERAGE of the days leading up to the baby’s delivery. Glad to see they weren’t taking any chances. People are literally camped out outside the hospital – media AND fans. Yikes.