(CNN)The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Britain’s Prince William, has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labor, the royal family announced.

The duchess, the former Kate Middleton, was driven by car from her official residence at Kensington Palace to the private wing of a central London hospital early Monday — coincidentally St. George’s Day, the feast day of the patron saint of England.”Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labor,” Kensington Palace said. William and Kate expecting third child William and Kate expecting third child William and Kate expecting third child JUST WATCHEDWilliam and Kate expecting third child ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

William and Kate expecting third child 00:48″The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”The duchess is pregnant with her third child. The baby will be fifth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and two siblings.Read MoreThe newest addition to the royal family will be a younger brother or sister to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, and will be Queen Elizabeth II’s sixth great-grandchild. Prince George was born at the Lindo Wing in 2013, and Prince Charlotte in 2015. Their father William was also born at the same facility.Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she leaves with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after attending the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Sunday, April 1. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she leaves with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after attending the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Sunday, April 1. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyBritain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she leaves with Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after attending the Easter Mattins Service at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Sunday, April 1. Hide Caption 1 of 46Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend the Royal Foundation Forum in London on February 28.Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend the Royal Foundation Forum in London on February 28. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyPrince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend the Royal Foundation Forum in London on February 28.Hide Caption 2 of 46William and Kate attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18.William and Kate attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyWilliam and Kate attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18.Hide Caption 3 of 46Catherine is escorted to dinner by King Harald V of Norway and Prince William is escorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo on February 1 during their visit to Norway.Catherine is escorted to dinner by King Harald V of Norway and Prince William is escorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo on February 1 during their visit to Norway. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyCatherine is escorted to dinner by King Harald V of Norway and Prince William is escorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo on February 1 during their visit to Norway.Hide Caption 4 of 46From left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Philip arrive for the traditional Christmas Day service on Monday, December 25, 2017, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England.From left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Philip arrive for the traditional Christmas Day service on Monday, December 25, 2017, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyFrom left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Philip arrive for the traditional Christmas Day service on Monday, December 25, 2017, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England.Hide Caption 5 of 46The image used for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2017 Christmas card shows the royal couple with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. It was issued by Kensington Palace on December 18, 2017, in London.The image used for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2017 Christmas card shows the royal couple with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. It was issued by Kensington Palace on December 18, 2017, in London. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe image used for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2017 Christmas card shows the royal couple with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. It was issued by Kensington Palace on December 18, 2017, in London.Hide Caption 6 of 46Paddington Bear dances with Catherine while Prince William looks on during the Charities Forum Event at Paddington Station in London, on October 16, 2017.Paddington Bear dances with Catherine while Prince William looks on during the Charities Forum Event at Paddington Station in London, on October 16, 2017. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyPaddington Bear dances with Catherine while Prince William looks on during the Charities Forum Event at Paddington Station in London, on October 16, 2017.Hide Caption 7 of 46The royal family arrives at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017 for a <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/world/gallery/royals-visit-poland-germany-2017/index.html" target="_blank">three-day-visit in Germany</a>.The royal family arrives at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017 for a <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/world/gallery/royals-visit-poland-germany-2017/index.html" target="_blank">three-day-visit in Germany</a>. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe royal family arrives at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017 for a three-day-visit in Germany.Hide Caption 8 of 46Britain's Princess Charlotte turned 2 years old on Tuesday, May 2. This photo of her was taken in April by her mother Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Charlotte is fourth in line to the British throne behind her grandfather, Prince Charles; her father, Prince William; and her big brother, Prince George.Britain's Princess Charlotte turned 2 years old on Tuesday, May 2. This photo of her was taken in April by her mother Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Charlotte is fourth in line to the British throne behind her grandfather, Prince Charles; her father, Prince William; and her big brother, Prince George. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyBritain’s Princess Charlotte turned 2 years old on Tuesday, May 2. This photo of her was taken in April by her mother Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Charlotte is fourth in line to the British throne behind her grandfather, Prince Charles; her father, Prince William; and her big brother, Prince George.Hide Caption 9 of 46Charlotte is held by her mother as her family ends <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/24/world/gallery/royals-visit-canada-sept-2016/index.html" target="_blank">an eight-day tour of Canada</a> in October 2016. At left is her brother and her father.Charlotte is held by her mother as her family ends <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/24/world/gallery/royals-visit-canada-sept-2016/index.html" target="_blank">an eight-day tour of Canada</a> in October 2016. At left is her brother and her father. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyCharlotte is held by her mother as her family ends an eight-day tour of Canada in October 2016. At left is her brother and her father.Hide Caption 10 of 46The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released new photos of Prince George to mark his third birthday in July 2016. Here he plays with the family's pet dog, Lupo.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released new photos of Prince George to mark his third birthday in July 2016. Here he plays with the family's pet dog, Lupo. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released new photos of Prince George to mark his third birthday in July 2016. Here he plays with the family’s pet dog, Lupo.Hide Caption 11 of 46Members of the royal family gather on a balcony in June 2016, during celebrations marking the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. From left are Princess Anne; Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; Prince William; Prince Harry; Queen Elizabeth II; and Prince Philip.Members of the royal family gather on a balcony in June 2016, during celebrations marking the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. From left are Princess Anne; Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; Prince William; Prince Harry; Queen Elizabeth II; and Prince Philip. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyMembers of the royal family gather on a balcony in June 2016, during celebrations marking the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. From left are Princess Anne; Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; Prince William; Prince Harry; Queen Elizabeth II; and Prince Philip.Hide Caption 12 of 46Kensington Palace released four photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/01/europe/uk-princess-charlotte-photos/index.html" target="_blank">her first birthday</a> in May 2016.Kensington Palace released four photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/01/europe/uk-princess-charlotte-photos/index.html" target="_blank">her first birthday</a> in May 2016. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyKensington Palace released four photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday in May 2016.Hide Caption 13 of 46US President Barack Obama talks with Prince William as Catherine plays with Prince George in April 2016. The President and his wife <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/politics/gallery/obamas-meet-royals/index.html" target="_blank">were visiting Kensington Palace.</a>US President Barack Obama talks with Prince William as Catherine plays with Prince George in April 2016. The President and his wife <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/politics/gallery/obamas-meet-royals/index.html" target="_blank">were visiting Kensington Palace.</a> Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyUS President Barack Obama talks with Prince William as Catherine plays with Prince George in April 2016. The President and his wife were visiting Kensington Palace.Hide Caption 14 of 46Prince George gets a boost from some foam blocks for a special family photo in April 2016. The portrait, featuring the four generations of the House of Windsor, was commissioned by the Royal Mail and would be featured on a series of stamps to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday. Prince George gets a boost from some foam blocks for a special family photo in April 2016. The portrait, featuring the four generations of the House of Windsor, was commissioned by the Royal Mail and would be featured on a series of stamps to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyPrince George gets a boost from some foam blocks for a special family photo in April 2016. The portrait, featuring the four generations of the House of Windsor, was commissioned by the Royal Mail and would be featured on a series of stamps to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Hide Caption 15 of 46William and Catherine pose with their children during a trip to the French Alps in March 2016.William and Catherine pose with their children during a trip to the French Alps in March 2016. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyWilliam and Catherine pose with their children during a trip to the French Alps in March 2016.Hide Caption 16 of 46The family poses for a Christmas photo in December 2015.The family poses for a Christmas photo in December 2015. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe family poses for a Christmas photo in December 2015.Hide Caption 17 of 46Princess Charlotte plays with a stuffed dog in this photo taken by her mother in November 2015.Princess Charlotte plays with a stuffed dog in this photo taken by her mother in November 2015. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyPrincess Charlotte plays with a stuffed dog in this photo taken by her mother in November 2015.Hide Caption 18 of 46William and Catherine pose with their children at Charlotte's christening in July 2015.William and Catherine pose with their children at Charlotte's christening in July 2015. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyWilliam and Catherine pose with their children at Charlotte’s christening in July 2015.Hide Caption 19 of 46Princess Charlotte is seen with her big brother for the first time in a photo released by Kensington Palace in June 2015.Princess Charlotte is seen with her big brother for the first time in a photo released by Kensington Palace in June 2015. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyPrincess Charlotte is seen with her big brother for the first time in a photo released by Kensington Palace in June 2015.Hide Caption 20 of 46William and Catherine present their newborn daughter as they leave a London hospital in May 2015.William and Catherine present their newborn daughter as they leave a London hospital in May 2015. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyWilliam and Catherine present their newborn daughter as they leave a London hospital in May 2015.Hide Caption 21 of 46In March 2015, William and Catherine visit a center dedicated to community learning in London.In March 2015, William and Catherine visit a center dedicated to community learning in London. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyIn March 2015, William and Catherine visit a center dedicated to community learning in London.Hide Caption 22 of 46The royal family celebrates Prince George's first birthday with a trip to the Natural History Museum in July 2014.The royal family celebrates Prince George's first birthday with a trip to the Natural History Museum in July 2014. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe royal family celebrates Prince George’s first birthday with a trip to the Natural History Museum in July 2014.Hide Caption 23 of 46The royal family waves to a crowd before boarding a plane in Wellington, New Zealand, in April 2014. They went on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.The royal family waves to a crowd before boarding a plane in Wellington, New Zealand, in April 2014. They went on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe royal family waves to a crowd before boarding a plane in Wellington, New Zealand, in April 2014. They went on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.Hide Caption 24 of 46The royal couple attends the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London in September 2013.The royal couple attends the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London in September 2013. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe royal couple attends the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London in September 2013.Hide Caption 25 of 46William and Catherine start an ultra marathon in Holyhead, Wales, in August 2013. It was Catherine's first public appearance since the birth of Prince George. William and Catherine start an ultra marathon in Holyhead, Wales, in August 2013. It was Catherine's first public appearance since the birth of Prince George. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyWilliam and Catherine start an ultra marathon in Holyhead, Wales, in August 2013. It was Catherine’s first public appearance since the birth of Prince George. Hide Caption 26 of 46The couple are pictured with their newborn boy, Prince George, in 2013. The new parents released two family photographs taken by Michael Middleton, Catherine's father.The couple are pictured with their newborn boy, Prince George, in 2013. The new parents released two family photographs taken by Michael Middleton, Catherine's father. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe couple are pictured with their newborn boy, Prince George, in 2013. The new parents released two family photographs taken by Michael Middleton, Catherine’s father.Hide Caption 27 of 46The Duke and Duchess and their newborn son depart St. Mary's Hospital in London in July 2013.The Duke and Duchess and their newborn son depart St. Mary's Hospital in London in July 2013. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe Duke and Duchess and their newborn son depart St. Mary’s Hospital in London in July 2013.Hide Caption 28 of 46In June 2013, William, Catherine and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey for a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.In June 2013, William, Catherine and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey for a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyIn June 2013, William, Catherine and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey for a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.Hide Caption 29 of 46In April 2013, Harry, Catherine and William make magic on the set used to depict Diagon Alley in the "Harry Potter" films.In April 2013, Harry, Catherine and William make magic on the set used to depict Diagon Alley in the "Harry Potter" films. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyIn April 2013, Harry, Catherine and William make magic on the set used to depict Diagon Alley in the “Harry Potter” films.Hide Caption 30 of 46The couple attends a St. Patrick's Day parade as they visit Aldershot, England, in March 2013.The couple attends a St. Patrick's Day parade as they visit Aldershot, England, in March 2013. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe couple attends a St. Patrick’s Day parade as they visit Aldershot, England, in March 2013.Hide Caption 31 of 46In September 2012, the couple drank coconut milk from a tree that Queen Elizabeth II planted decades ago in the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu. In September 2012, the couple drank coconut milk from a tree that Queen Elizabeth II planted decades ago in the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyIn September 2012, the couple drank coconut milk from a tree that Queen Elizabeth II planted decades ago in the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu. Hide Caption 32 of 46Catherine and William celebrate during cycling events at the Olympic Games in London in August 2012.Catherine and William celebrate during cycling events at the Olympic Games in London in August 2012. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyCatherine and William celebrate during cycling events at the Olympic Games in London in August 2012.Hide Caption 33 of 46The Queen, William and Catherine stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012.The Queen, William and Catherine stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe Queen, William and Catherine stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012.Hide Caption 34 of 46As part of their charity work, the couple attended a "healthy living cookery session" in London in December 2011.As part of their charity work, the couple attended a "healthy living cookery session" in London in December 2011. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyAs part of their charity work, the couple attended a “healthy living cookery session” in London in December 2011.Hide Caption 35 of 46The newly married royal couple watches a rodeo demonstration at a government reception in Calgary, Alberta, in July 2011.The newly married royal couple watches a rodeo demonstration at a government reception in Calgary, Alberta, in July 2011. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe newly married royal couple watches a rodeo demonstration at a government reception in Calgary, Alberta, in July 2011.Hide Caption 36 of 46Catherine shovels soil during a tree-planting ceremony in Ottawa in July 2011.Catherine shovels soil during a tree-planting ceremony in Ottawa in July 2011. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyCatherine shovels soil during a tree-planting ceremony in Ottawa in July 2011.Hide Caption 37 of 46You can feel the love as the happy couple attends a Snowbirds air show during Canada Day celebrations in July 2011.You can feel the love as the happy couple attends a Snowbirds air show during Canada Day celebrations in July 2011. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyYou can feel the love as the happy couple attends a Snowbirds air show during Canada Day celebrations in July 2011.Hide Caption 38 of 46US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with the royal couple at Buckingham Palace in May 2011.US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with the royal couple at Buckingham Palace in May 2011. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyUS President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with the royal couple at Buckingham Palace in May 2011.Hide Caption 39 of 46The newlyweds walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding in April 2011.The newlyweds walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding in April 2011. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe newlyweds walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding in April 2011.Hide Caption 40 of 46After their wedding on April 29, 2011, the couple drove from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in a vintage Aston Martin.After their wedding on April 29, 2011, the couple drove from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in a vintage Aston Martin. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyAfter their wedding on April 29, 2011, the couple drove from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in a vintage Aston Martin.Hide Caption 41 of 46William and Catherine kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony in London. William and Catherine kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony in London. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyWilliam and Catherine kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony in London. Hide Caption 42 of 46The pair returned to their alma mater in St. Andrews, Scotland, in February 2011. They launched a fundraising campaign for a new scholarship.  The pair returned to their alma mater in St. Andrews, Scotland, in February 2011. They launched a fundraising campaign for a new scholarship.  Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe pair returned to their alma mater in St. Andrews, Scotland, in February 2011. They launched a fundraising campaign for a new scholarship. Hide Caption 43 of 46The couple poses for photographers to mark their engagement in November 2010. Catherine received the engagement ring that belonged to William's late mother, Diana.The couple poses for photographers to mark their engagement in November 2010. Catherine received the engagement ring that belonged to William's late mother, Diana. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe couple poses for photographers to mark their engagement in November 2010. Catherine received the engagement ring that belonged to William’s late mother, Diana.Hide Caption 44 of 46The couple cheers on the English rugby team during the Six Nations Championship match in London in February 2007.The couple cheers on the English rugby team during the Six Nations Championship match in London in February 2007. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe couple cheers on the English rugby team during the Six Nations Championship match in London in February 2007.Hide Caption 45 of 46The couple takes a photo after graduating from the University of St. Andrews in June 2005. They met at school and even shared a house with others while students.The couple takes a photo after graduating from the University of St. Andrews in June 2005. They met at school and even shared a house with others while students. Photos: Will and Kate's royal familyThe couple takes a photo after graduating from the University of St. Andrews in June 2005. They met at school and even shared a house with others while students.Hide Caption 46 of 46Will and Kate Easter Sunday 02 William Catherine FILE 201808 BAFTAS 2018 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge04 William Catherine FILE 201801 Royals Christmas FILE 201701 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 2017 Christmas card RESTRICTED03 William Catherine FILE 201701 Will and Kate FILE 2017Princess Charlotte April 201701 royals canada visit FILE05 prince george 072207.trooping the color 0611Princess Charlotte 0501will kate george obama 042201 royal family portrait stamp01 royal family portraits 0307duke abd duchess cambridge christmas photo 01 princess charlotte 112901 charlotte christening 070901 princess charlotte 060605 royal baby 01 kate middleton 0327prince william baby georgeroyals new zealand 041602 will and kate 201301 will and kate 2013 RESTRICTED01 royal baby 0819royal baby appearance19 will and kate17 will and kate16 will and kate15 will and kate14 will and kate13 will and kate05 will and kate04 will and kate06 will and kate07 will and kate08 will and kate12 will and kate11 will and kate18 will and kate09 will and kate03 will and kate02 will and kate01 will and kateThe duchess’ pregnancy was announced in September. At the time, she was said to be suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which involves nausea and vomiting more severe than the typical morning sickness many women suffer during early pregnancy. The duchess was affected by the same condition during her two previous pregnancies.As her symptoms eased she returned to public engagements, making appearances alongside William, Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on February 28 in London.Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on February 28 in London.Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on February 28 in London.The development comes just weeks before the wedding of Harry and Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19.William and Kate will mark their own seventh wedding anniversary on April 29.The news of a royal birth is traditionally announced on a gilded easel placed outside Buckingham Palace. Large crowds gathered outside in July 2013 to see the announcement of the arrival of William and Kate’s first child.The couple announced his name, George Alexander Louis, and that of their daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a couple of days after each was born.Among bookmakers’ favored names for the couple’s third child are Arthur, Albert and Frederick for a boy, and Mary, Alice and Alexandra for a girl.

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