Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Duchess Is in Labor as Britain Is Breathless

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Duchess Is in Labor as Britain Is Breathless

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LONDON -- The heir is almost apparent.

Britain and the world waited for news this afternoon, after Prince William's wife, Kate, checked into the private wing of a central London hospital and palace officials announced that she was in labor.

William was at his wife's side for the birth of their first child. It is a historic moment for the British monarchy -- the baby will be third in line for the British throne, after Prince Charles and William, and should eventually become king or queen.

William and Kate entered St. Mary's Hospital in central London through a side door early this morning, avoiding the world's media. Kensington Palace confirmed her arrival about 90 minutes later.

Royal officials said they traveled by car, without a police escort, just before 6 a.m. Kate -- also known as the Duchess of Cambridge -- is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana also gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry. …

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