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The Duchess Of Cambridge In Labor, Says Royal Family: VIDEO

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Her royal highness The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly in labor. After much anticipation and speculation as to the baby's gender, it appears the world will soon get to meet the Prince or Princess of Cambridge. The New York Times reports:

"A brief message on Twitter was the first of a series of carefully scripted disclosures set to culminate in the announcement of a birth that seems certain to draw unparalleled media coverage, even in the annals of Britain’s headline-making royal family.

“Her royal highness the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, in the early stages of labour,” said a message from Clarence House, the official residence of the duchess and her husband, Prince William, the duke of Cambridge.

A spokesman for the couple, speaking in return for customary anonymity, said that the duke and duchess had traveled without a police escort. “Things are progressing as normal,” the spokesman said.

EASEL There has been no official word on whether the duke and duchess are expecting a boy or a girl, and information about the birth is expected to be closely restricted. 

The formal announcement that a baby has been born will be made in a statement driven by car from the hospital across London and posted on an easel on the grounds of Buckingham Palace."

A recent change in the laws of succession guarantees that regardless of the baby's sex, once born, the Prince or Princess of Cambridge will be third in line to the throne after Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, and the baby's father, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. 

DIA little over thirty-one years ago, Princess Diana emerged from St. Mary's hospital with Prince Charles and baby Prince William of Wales in tow. William's brother, Prince Harry, was also born at St. Mary's.

Watch a CBS news report on the impending birth AFTER THE JUMP...

 

 

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  1. I am so sick of hearing about this. Who cares?

    Posted by: Butch | Jul 22, 2013 9:10:55 AM


  2. I agree with Butch, who the eff cares about this?

    Posted by: Kumicu | Jul 22, 2013 9:15:38 AM


  3. Notice they call it labour and not conservative?

    Posted by: DC Insider | Jul 22, 2013 9:15:40 AM


  4. Who cares, you say? A hell of a lot of people, by the looks of it.

    Posted by: Tomasz | Jul 22, 2013 9:18:38 AM


  5. And this would be breaking gay news how??

    Posted by: acorlando | Jul 22, 2013 9:24:00 AM


  6. You all cared enough to comment declaring how much you didn't care. So, at least that much.

    Let people have their fun. A lot of people find it entertaining. So what? Take your moral superiority elsewhere.

    Posted by: Fancy | Jul 22, 2013 9:28:52 AM


  7. It's breaking news because it's happening now, obviously. As for who cares? I do.

    Posted by: JY | Jul 22, 2013 9:32:47 AM


  8. @ACORLANDO. You must be new to Towleroad. This site covers ALL news, not just gay news. As hopefully, you consider yourself as MORE then just gay.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 22, 2013 9:35:09 AM


  9. @Acorlado The royal family is VERY relevant to gays. (1 The baby's great-great grandmother (Elizabeth the Queen Mother) was famous for her support of gays. 2) The baby's grandmother (Princess Di)helped AIDS patients. 3) Many gays love the pomp and ceremony associated with the monarchy -- a kind of camp, maybe. 4) We're naturally sympathetic to Queens. :)

    God save the Queen!

    Posted by: ernstroehm's ghost | Jul 22, 2013 9:47:42 AM


  10. All news doesn't have to have life altering impact or be groundbreaking. There's so much wrong in the world and sadness is thrown at us all the time it's nice to follow a happy story. Plus with the rule of succession changed this baby, girl or boy, will some day be an international figure. They seem like decent people, best of luck to them!

    Posted by: joel | Jul 22, 2013 9:49:46 AM


  11. And come to think of it, the baby's great-great-great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, made LGBT history by refusing to sign a law criminalizing lesbianism.

    Posted by: ernstroehm's ghost | Jul 22, 2013 9:50:43 AM


  12. Kate is okay, but she and hubby William are just a knock-off of Princess Diana who was the Real Deal. If their baby is a girl, I hope they call it Diana, whether first name, or middle, or somewhere in there. It's only fitting.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jul 22, 2013 10:00:15 AM


  13. Elizabeth, Diana and Victoria are not William and Waity Katey. I understand why this is news, but a part of me is offended that someone is being rewarded for fame-whoring and gold-digging. She's no better than Kim Kardashian; in some ways, she's worse.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 22, 2013 10:34:51 AM


  14. To say that Kate is no better than a Kardashian is preposterous. I hope it's a healthy, happy gay baby.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 22, 2013 10:36:58 AM


  15. Jack M, why, because Kardashian's pursuit of the Almighty Dollar via her Golden Pussy was directed towards black men instead of white men? Don't be fooled, Jack M. Kate Middleton's entire life was a set up to Marry Up, orchestrated by her momager, who also Married Up herself.

    No different from the Kardashians. Only the object of pursuit is different.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 22, 2013 10:43:11 AM


  16. @ ernstroehm's ghost: that's an urban legend. The possibility that women might want to have sex, let alone with each other, was never even discussed in Parliament; and even if it had been there was no practical way Vicky could have vetoed it.

    Posted by: Dave | Jul 22, 2013 10:45:59 AM


  17. The Duchess of Cambridge is in labor, which means poor Prince Harry is about to be knocked down a peg. One sexy, sexy peg.

    Posted by: Will | Jul 22, 2013 10:48:24 AM


  18. The Law of Succession has NOT yet been changed. All the countries which have the Queen as their monarch have agreed to the change, but it has not yet gone through any o the legislatures to become law. It will be made retroactive when these are all passed (and it does not take affect until ALL 16 countries change their laws.

    Posted by: Jim Elliott | Jul 22, 2013 10:49:42 AM


  19. Besides, Kim Kardashian (for better or worse) is a business woman. She makes publicity appearances for her brand because that's what you do when you try to grow your business.

    Kim Kardashian does it with just a high school education. Kate Middleton went to college, but she didn't go to college to better her mind, she went there in pursuit of a man -- and in pursuit of one man in particular. And when she got tired of the pursuit, her mother forced her to take it up again. There was only going to be one man besides her father in Kate's life, if her mother had anything to do with it, and so it went.

    They're both golddiggers, and both got pregnant for ulterior motives, but Kate doesn't get a pass because the object of her pursuit is of a 'better bloodline' than the objects of Kim's pursuits.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 22, 2013 10:51:10 AM


  20. Feel sorry for any child to be born into that family.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 22, 2013 10:53:52 AM


  21. @Jim - it does not require passage from all 16 Commonwealth countries. Theoretically, they would just not recognize the child as the heir (assuming it is a girl) unless of course William and Kate have no boys, in which case, the current law would allow the daughter to inherit. But as long as the UK recognizes it, the daughter will be Queen. Regardless of the law, the daughter born to them is the heir to the throne. It only matters if they have a boy later.

    Posted by: Fancy | Jul 22, 2013 11:22:29 AM


  22. I care. It's fascinating! I can't wait to see if it's a boy or girl. CONGRATS Kate + Will !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: SamIan | Jul 22, 2013 12:50:23 PM


  23. It's a boy!:)

    Posted by: Lee | Jul 22, 2013 4:16:43 PM


  24. This is only interesting to white people, and feminine gays--which means I love it! I hope they name the baby Treyvon! Prince Treyvon I!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 22, 2013 6:02:33 PM


  25. We should care, any time an anti-democratic institution is prolonged.

    It's time to dump the monarchy.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 22, 2013 6:03:50 PM


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