Kate Middleton and Prince William: Royal birth plans revealed
Prince William and Kate Middleton, aka the UK's Duchess of Cambridge, won't be expecting their first child until mid-July, but palace officials recently revealed a few new details, including the fact that Kate will give birth in the same hospital where Princess Diana had William and Prince Harry.
Royal officials told The Associated Press that the royal couple have not found out the sex of their baby and do not plan to. Officials also said that William "fully intends to be present at the birth, which will take place at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London.
The public will find out when Kate has been admitted to the hospital when the Duchess has settled into her room and is in the early stages of labor.
The baby's birth announcement will be a mix of old and new media, according to royal officials. After the baby is born, a royal aide will leave the hospital with a signed bulletin carrying the Buckingham Palace letterhead, which will then be given to an official who will drive the bulletin to the Palace.
The bulletin will then be posted on an easel for the public to view. There will also be an announcement on Twitter at the time the bulletin is posted and the media will be notified formally, according to The AP. The document will include the baby's gender, weight and time of birth.
As for the name of the child, officials said they do not currently know how quickly the couple will choose the name. William reportedly plans to take two weeks paternity leave from his military duties, according to the AP.