Palace: Prince William's wife, Kate, in labor

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Associated Press

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:03 AM

LONDON (AP) — "Things are progressing as normal." That's the word from a spokesman for Prince William and his wife Kate, after the Duchess of Cambridge went into labor this morning.

Royal officials say the couple traveled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London without a police escort, just before 6 a.m. They entered through a side door, avoiding the world's media gathered on the street outside the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana also gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

Kate will be looked after by a top-notch medical team led by royal gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell. Palace officials are not expected to provide many details about how her labor is progressing.

The baby will be third in line to become Britain's monarch, after Prince Charles and William.

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123-v-35-(Kyle McKinnon, correspondent)--Prince William's wife, Kate, is in the early stages of labor in a private wing of a central London hospital. Correspondent Kyle McKinnon reports. (22 Jul 2013)

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124-c-18-(Kyle McKinnon, correspondent)-"brother Prince Harry."-Prince William's wife, Kate, is in the early stages of labor in a private wing of a central London hospital. Correspondent Kyle McKinnon reports. (22 Jul 2013)

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APPHOTO LLP105: Members of the media gather across St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labour. Royal officials said that Kate traveled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate — also known as the Duchess of Cambridge — is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.The baby will be third in line for the British throne — behind Prince Charles and William — and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (22 Jul 2013)

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APPHOTO LLP101: British police officers guard the entrance of St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labour. Royal officials said that Kate traveled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate — also known as the Duchess of Cambridge — is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.The baby will be third in line for the British throne — behind Prince Charles and William — and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (22 Jul 2013)

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APPHOTO LON505: FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo of Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William's wife Kate has been admitted to the hospital in early stages of labor it was announced on Monday July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) (6 Dec 2012)

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