London, July 14 (): Prince William has left his RAF base and headed to London where wife Kate is due to give birth and she prepares for the arrival of their first baby.
William has taken leave from his duties as an air-sea rescue helicopter captain based at Anglesey, an island off the Welsh coast. He wishes to be alongside the Duchess of Cambridge, as they excep the birth of their first child, who will be the future king or queen of England as the third in line to the throne.
Regardless of his presence during the birth, the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue pilot plans to spend some quality time with his wife and new baby after he or she is born. So, the Duke plans to take the statutory two weeks’ paternity leave from the Ministry of Defence when his child is born.
Media personnel from around the world are staying outside the hospital with cameras in expectation of the news, which will be first broken to Queen Elizabeth II by her grandson William on the phone.
The Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to the royal baby in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London. She has opted for a natural birth.
The hospital is the same place where Princess Diana gave birth to William and brother Harry. Lindo Wing have seen many royal babies introduced to the world, most famously Prince William himself 31 years ago. The new arrival, who will be heir to the throne, joins a long line of royal children.
The Royal Mint has revealed plans to give a “lucky” silver penny to the parents of every baby born on the same day as the new prince or princess. It is a new 5 pound silver coin to mark the birth, bearing an iconic “St. George and Dragon” design.