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How will the royal baby's birth be announced?

Posted by Kristi Palma  July 22, 2013 07:34 AM

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The royal baby is finally on his or her way! Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is indeed in the early stages of labor at St. Mary's Hospital. But the birth announcement will not be made from the hospital.

According to CBS News, "After the baby arrives, an aide will leave the hospital with a birth announcement and drive two-and-a-half miles to Buckingham Palace so it can be posted behind the gates in the forecourt on an easel, which was last used when Prince William was born 31 years ago. The announcement states the newborn's gender, weight and time of birth."

While earlier reports surfaced that the palace would make the birth announcement on Twitter, E! News reported in May that it's not necessarily true. And here is what the Huffington Post reported in June: "Unfortunately for us Twitter-holics, the baby's gender will NOT be revealed on an Internet blast but rather in a posted proclamation on the gate of Buckingham Palace, as per royal tradition."

But a Twitter handle to watch for all your royal baby news is @ClarenceHouse.

There have been two tweets today so far:

Follow our live blog for updates.

Read more about the media frenzy at the hospital from this Associated Press report.

Also, find out what Kate's hospital stay will be like.

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