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Barricades go up outside hospital for royal baby's birth

Barricades go up outside hospital for royal baby's birth

Parking restrictions have gone up outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, where Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their son George and daughter Charlotte.

The notices, which are up in South Wharf Road, state that parking is suspended from April 9 to April 30 for an "event".

Although the palace have only confirmed that the royal will give birth this month, and have not shared her exact due date, it is reportedly Monday April 23. Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, are the current children of the Duke and Duchess.

Aside from the parking restriction, barriers have also been erected outside the hospital in preparation of the crowd of well-wishers and media that are expected to welcome the royal baby.

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However, if the birth happens in the middle of the night, the palace will not make any announcement before 9 A.M. United Kingdom time. William and Kate will want to inform the Queen and their families before sharing their news with the world. However, it's unknown at this point if George and Charlotte will join their new sibling for the pics.

William Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine attend an Easter service in Windsor on April 1

Kate and William have chosen not to find out the sex of their baby before its birth.

The exclusive Lindo Wing doesn't come cheap and the Duke and Duchess will fork out more than £5,000 per night for their stay. The hospital itself is also doing some sprucing up; the black railings alongside the famous steps, where William and Kate will appear for photo ops with their third baby, have been given a fresh lick of paint. The dress code for Harry and Meghan's wedding has been revealed and the instructions mean that the wife of Prince William will HAVE to wear one particular item - a hat!

It's thought that consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing will both be on hand to help with the birth, according to the Daily Mail.

While the due date of 36-year-old Kate has not formally been revealed to the public, there is speculation that it could fall close to St George's Day.