Royal baby countdown: No Parking signs crop up as the hospital prepares for Kate Middleton's baby number 3

Barriers have also been erected outside the wing in preparation for the hordes of media and well-wishers expected to turn up when the Duchess goes into labor.


                            Royal baby countdown: No Parking signs crop up as the hospital prepares for Kate Middleton's baby number 3
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Source : Getty Images)

Let the royal baby countdown begin! Kate Middleton, who is due with her third baby, maybe having her child sooner rather than later. And how do we know? Well, there are numerous 'No Parking' stickers that have been stationed outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where Kate Middleton will give birth later this month.

Not only that, but barriers have also been erected outside the wing in preparation for the hordes of media and well-wishers expected to turn up when the Duchess goes into labor, according to reports by The Telegraph. The notices are up in South Wharf Road, suspending parking from April 9 to April 30 for an “event.”

The private wing of the hospital is where the Duchess previously gave birth to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, and also the same venue where the late Princess Diana also welcomed her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

However, the parking suspension dates could be extended longer, as they did for Princess Charlotte's birth in 2015, if the baby doesn't arrive until May.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet wheelchair basketball players,  during their visit to the Copperbox Arena on March 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The royal baby is due mid-April, and Kate was last spotted shopping for groceries at Waitrose in Swaffham, England, earlier this month.

Inside the private Lindo Wing of the publicly funded National Health Service hospital, the Duchess of Cambridge will be looked after by a team led by Dr. Guy Thorpe-Beeston and Dr. Alan Farthing. This is the same team that previously helped Kate deliver princess Charlotte almost three years ago.

While representatives at the Kensington Palace are yet to confirm Kate's exact due date, they have shared that she's due this month. Reports claim that the Duchess is due on April 23.

Once the Duke and Duchess' third baby is born, an official statement will be issued about the child's sex, weight, and time of birth. However, be warned, if the royal baby is born at night, the palace won't be making any announcements until 9 a.m. UK time.

So the next time there's an announcement from the Kensington Palace social media accounts, it will quite likely be of the Duchess going into labor.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave after the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 1, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Simon Dawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)