Duchess of Cambridge in labor

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LONDON – The Duchess of Cambridge went into labor when most in the U.S. were sleeping.

Kensington Palace announced Kate was admitted into St. Mary’s hospital early Monday morning in London in the early stages of labor.

Princess Diana’s former body-guard said the attention William, Kate and the next monarch will face is going to be challenging once the newest member of the royal family arrives.

Ken Wharfe said, “This child is going to need the best security possible.”

The couple’s apartment at Kensington Palace is still undergoing a more than $1.5 million renovation.

Once complete it will feature a gender neutral nursery and a private garden effect for play time with mom and dad.

Inside those walls may be the only truly private time for the family in the age of social media which is now buzzing with excitement about the new royal baby.

Officials said a royal birth announcement will be how the world finds out the baby is born, following tradition.

This year we will get a new modern twist, Buckingham Palace will send out a tweet announcing the birth as well.

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