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And the waiting nearly over -- waiting along with everyone else is America's Newsroom anchor.
Martha MacCallum she is live and London good morning or I guess afternoon they're now Martha.
Hey good afternoon patty and -- we're waiting outside of Saint Mary's hospital we know that Kate and labeled after -- early hours of this morning and -- -- -- In the early stages of labor maybe pass that at this point over the last really -- nine and a half hours so far so we'll see.
How long it takes up for her to give birth to the next at royal air.
But -- a lot of excitement here obviously and the -- it's gonna work is that a letter after the child is born we'll be brought down.
That letter will be handed to a waiting car that will drive over to -- palace then the letter will be framed and put on an easel in front of Buckingham Palace.
This is the protocol only when it's someone who's in the direct line to be the future king or queen of England that was done -- William was born.
They -- the -- on blaming Kate said yes they would like to use that protocol for their child as well.
So then and what's gonna happen isn't she huge celebration all over the city of -- happy champagne popping everywhere Huard is tacky about.
They're gonna turn the fountain is that your father captain either paint or Lil with the lights in the -- depending on what.
Sex the baby as and there -- also be a 41 -- -- lived in green park and then a 62 gun salute which has.
Military meaning in turns of the numbers there but that one will take place at the Tower of London.
And then the big moment will be when Kate -- walk out right behind me with the baby and that arms to present the baby to the world -- that is the beginning of their lives as a family.
And we know also are hearing that cable go back to -- -- where mom and dad's.
-- -- has a couple of weeks off from his RAF -- -- that rescue helicopter pilot so his and his paternity leave will be the same as everybody else gets in England.
And that's part of the effort that we've seen from this couple to sort of be.
You know as much as possible.
Like everybody else as much as possible -- -- And -- William is making a point of being there in the room for the actual birth and and another -- to.
Modern times I guess after the announcement on the -- -- understand it's gonna go out on Twitter as well -- up.
Can't get away from the social media definitely a log on to -- yeah and I don't know if he's gonna let his grandmother now what we're here we're -- -- Right -- the rules of succession whether it's a boy or girl this baby is going to be third in line to the throne that's students and changes a couple of years ago.
Yeah it's a fairly recent change and it's a big deal because FEMA data terrorist what it's called and has always gone down to the mail in the family.
So -- -- girl was born first and then a four way.
She would get from Denver and the boy would be the one who came into line but in this case.
And you know even has had some of the greatest queens and rulers of England have been women.
But it was only because there was no boy who was you know able to to take the founding of Queen Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth the first and Elizabeth the second new -- now.
There's a great history of women and I think Queen Elizabeth said herself let you know boy or girl the first born child as generations of have that right.
To take over and indeed they well it's a big deal here a lot of people talk about that now.
Us other -- conflicting stories about caves -- days -- -- we're hearing was anywhere from July 11 to nineteenth in any case she does seem to be.
Slightly past -- But we understand she went into labor naturally not induce and that the statement is that so far everything is progressing normally -- slowly.
Yeah I mean you know Hezbollah's idea of these things are you know completely unpredictable all.
And I think it's probably likely that her due date was closer to the nineteenth in the end.
Because her mother had always said.
According to reports that that the baby was going to be a Leo Leo starts tomorrow.
And she didn't come back from huckleberry -- the nineteenth so it seems like it would make sense that they would decide.
You know what when you're due date arrives we'll drive back into town and -- go to Kensington Palace and wait.
You know closer to the hospital for the baby to be -- -- It's seems -- you buy everything that we've been able to surmise that SPD's really perhaps only a few days -- maybe two or three days late.
Interesting all right Martha MacCallum keep us posted thanks so much.
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