The Royal baby preparations have begun at Buckingham Palace and the Middleton family is front row and center. Check out all the details on what’s going on right now with our 5 Fast Facts.
1. The Middleton Family Has Arrived at Buckingham Palace
Michael, Carole, Pippa and James Middleton are in the royal box at Buckingham Palace tonight… pic.twitter.com/pJsSysDr6x
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) July 11, 2013
The entire family – brother James, sister Pippa, as well as parents Carole and Michael – has arrived at Buckingham Palace yesterday in preparation for the birth of the royal baby. There was also a concert going on to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, according to Hollywood Life.
— marieclaireuk (@marieclaireuk) July 12, 2013
2. Kate is Staying Very Close to the Family
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be staying only a couple miles away at Nottingham Cottage. The residence is on the grounds of Kensington Palace, which is quite close to one of the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Kate chose to stay on the palace grounds to be close to St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where she will give birth to the royal baby.
3. Relatives Are Waiting For a Phone Call
Hollywood Life reveals that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, cannot wait for her grandbaby to arrive.
We are very excited, immensely looking forward to it, and waiting for the phone call.
4. Prince William Has a Helicopter On Call
Poor Prince William is unable to be at his wife’s side during the last days of her pregnancy as he is stationed in Wales. Thus, he’s been staying at their home in Anglesey. Not to worry though, as the Duke of Cambridge has a helicopter waiting for him whenever the time comes for his wife to go into labor.
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5. The Royal Family Gives Their Full Support in Kate & Williams Ability to Parent
Kate Middleton's cousin opens up about the Royal family's baby expectations… – http://t.co/Y33UKus536
— InStyle (@instyle_UK) July 11, 2013
In Hello! magazine, Prince William’s cousin Peter Phillips told CNN:
They will make great parents and it’s great to be able to welcome another child into the family, if not from a selfish perspective for my two girls to be able to grow up with a playmate.
Phillips was also noted in Instyle saying:
He or she will be under a great deal of scrutiny. That being said, both of the baby’s parents are used to that and I think there is the structure and infrastructure around them all to be able to protect them to a certain extent.
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