Royal baby watch: Duchess in early stages of labor, says spokesperson

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(Fies) In this file picture taken on April 21, 2013 Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor...
(Fies) In this file picture taken on April 21, 2013 Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor...
OLIVIA HARRIS

The long wait for the royal baby is coming to an end.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was admitted to a London hospital in the early stages of labor shortly before 6 a.m. local time (1 a.m. ET), a palace official confirmed. Her husband, Prince William, was at her side.

“Things are progressing as normal,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told NBC News.

According to NBC’s Jim Maceda, photographers reported seeing royal vehicles at a back entrance to St. Mary’s Hospital at about 6 a.m. local time. About 90 minutes later, royal officials confirmed Duchess Kate, 31, traveled from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing of the hospital via car, not an ambulance.

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Royal baby watch: Duchess in early stages of labor, says spokesperson

Updated