19:46 Kate Middleton turned to Jenny Packham for today's ensemble. Read more details here.
19:23 And here they are! The couple appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing with the new baby in their arms. Click here for our full report.
18:57 It's been confirmed that the name of Kate and Wills' baby will not be revealed tonight. Oh boo!
18:51 We're due to see the little tot any minute now. C'mon Kate!
18:22 And the latest from Clarence House...
Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 23, 2013
18:19 Kensington Palace have just released the following statement...
'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be discharged this evening from St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace. Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.'
18:12 Still no sign of the Royal Baby. Will he appear in that car seat?
18:01 As Charles left the hospital, he said that his grandson is 'marvellous'. Aww! As for when we'll see the baby, he said 'You'll wait and see, you'll see in a minute.' OH. EM. GEE.
17:37 Doesn't Charles look chuffed? This must be a trip down memory lane for the Prince of Wales who was at the Lindo Wing when his sons, Princes William and Harry, were born.
17:35 Charles and Camilla have royal engagements in Wales tomorrow so they're due to head there tonight, but not before they've popped in to see the royal arrival.
17:32 Camilla looks spiffing in an ivory frock with a nude bag and matching heels.
17:28 It is Prince Charles! And Camilla is with him. The crowds whooped with glee when the second set of grandparents emerged from their black car. 'Have you had a long wait?' Charles cheekily asked the journalists. Yes, just a bit!
17:25 A hoard of police have just emerged outside the Lindo Wing. Something's up, people! Will it be Charles and Camilla arriving? Or Kate and Wills themselves emerging? Stay tuned...
16:12 After just over an hour with their daughter, the Middletons have left the hospital and took a few moments to speak to the press. When asked how the parents are doing, the proud grandmother trilled, 'Fabulously!' One journalist asked if they would reveal the name to which Carole said, 'Absolutley not!' Ooh, what a tease!
16:02 Carole is indeed wearing Orla Kiely to visit her first grandson. The tea dress is in a pebble hue and covered in a Dancing Girls print. It features scallop detail, a button through at the front and a detachable belt. The design is available on ebay so go, go, go! She topped off the look with a pair of nude heels by Russell & Bromley costing £175.
Carole Middleton wearing SS12 Orla Kiely Dancing Girls Tea Dress in Pebble to visit their first gran http://t.co/HAAOpRNAwE— Orla Kiely (@orla_kiely) July 23, 2013
15:43 Speculation is rife here at Grazia HQ about who designed Carole's dress. Is it Orla Kiely? Tweet us.
15:03 The first set of grandparents have arrived! Carole and Michael Middleton pulled up to the Lindo Wing in a black cab and the crowd went wild. They were greeted at the door by the senior clinician and posed for just a moment before going inside. Will Queenie be next?
14:53 The Middletons are on their way!
14:52 A member of the royal household entered Mary Stanford entrance to St Mary's Hospital carrying a baby's car seat. Does this mean they'll be leaving soon? Alongside the assistant is Amanda Cook Tucker, who styles Kate's hair at home and has cut William and Harry's hair for years. Bring on the bouncy new-mum waves!
14:11 A royal gun salute normally comprises of 21 guns, this is increased to 41 if fired from a royal park or residence. There are an additional 21 guns at Tower of London, which is a royal residence, for the citizens of the City of London to show their loyalty to the monarch.
14:08 The Honourable Artillery Company, the City of London's Army Reserve Regiment, are also firing a gun salute from Gun Wharf.
14:04 The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, wearing full dress uniform, rode past Buckingham Palace to Green Park where they are staging a 41-gun royal salute. Each of the six guns will fire blank artillery rounds at 10-second intervals until 41 shots have been fired. The horses and riders will then collect the guns and escort them back to Wellington Barracks.
13:54 The nation is now waiting for the gun salutes which will sound across London to mark the birth of the royal baby as the armed forces join in the celebrations.
12:06 According to the press release from Kensington Palace, we can expect a departure either later this evening (but not before 6pm) or tomorrow morning. We have no updates on visitors but will keep you posted. And there's still no news on Prince Cambridge's name.
11:55 An email courtesy of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has just landed in our inbox...
'We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time.'
11:53 A Kensington Palace spokesman has said 'mother, son and father are all doing well this morning.'
11:29 Sky News Royal reporter Paul Harrison shares a snap of the downpour outside the Lindo Wing after 3 weeks of sun. Let the #GreatBabyWait continue!
11:06 A tweet from Clarence House on behalf of Camilla...
The Duchess of Cornwall: "It's wonderful for the grandfather. He's brilliant with children so he'll have a wonderful time." #RoyalBabyBoy— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 23, 2013
10.30 There are rumours that Kate's hairdresser has gone into the Lindo Wing, which adds fuel to speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will leave St Mary's Hospital with their newborn son today.
09:00 Genius! Presenter Kate Garraway showcases the cover of The Sun Son this morning.
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21:23 Wow-ee! Now Niagara Falls is illuminated blue to celebrate Baby Cambridge.
21:01 Prime Minister David Cameron sends his congrats...
20:55 Tower Bridge is illuminated in blue at night to celebrate the arrival of the future King of England.
20:32 And it's a boy! Kensington Palace confirm Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby son. Congrats Kate and Wills! Hop on over to our round-up here to see how the news unfolded, from the easel to an actual town crier.
20:25 Something's happening here at The Lindo Wing - is an annoucement coming?
19:16 To pass the time, let's look back at a century of royal babies, from the Queen to Prince Harry.
19:07 The Queen needs to be informed of the birth before its announced to the public, but we can't imagine staff at Buckingham Palace waking HRH in the middle of the night to tell her the news. What's more, it's unlikely the messenger will reveal the details on the easel once it gets dark so it may well be that there's no more updates until tomorrow morning. After daylight hours, things will be put on hold over night until first thing tomorrow morning when we'll be back with the latest updates.
19:04 Cheryl Cole has taken to Twitter to get involved in the frenzy, as has Lily Allen, Melanie Brown and Kelly Osbourne.
I'm so excited for the royal baby!! ????????— Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole) July 22, 2013
18:54 It's now been 12 hours since the announcement from Kensington Palace this morning that Kate had checked into St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
18:39 In an interview after announcing their engagement, Kate and Wills spoke about their excitement at having a family. 'We'll take it one step at a time,' said William. 'But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.' Meanwhile, his future wife said family 'is very important' to her - 'I hope we'll be able to have a family ourselves.' Watch it for yourselves in the gallery below...
18:25 Royal enthusiast Terry Hutt waits opposite the Lindo Wing entrance #pushkatepush
18:22 An eyewitness tells E! News that shortly after the Duchess arrived at St. Mary's Hospital through a back entrance, a royal guard delivered an iPod and laptop through a side entrance. Wonder what tunes are seeing her through the birth.
18:19 The bets on the royal baby's name and gender continues outside the Lindo Wing.
17:46 Still no news at The Lindo Wing, but here's a welcome pizza delivery to hungry photographers!
17:32 More details on the official birth announcement have emerged on Twitter...
The medical bulletin will be carried from the Lindo Wing to Buck Palace by Ed Perkins -- William and Kate's Press Secretary. #RoyalBaby"— Rookie (@royalfocus1) July 22, 2013
16:34 The Golden Easel has a Twitter account! Obvs.
16:21 Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith has tweeted and sounds very excited...
Woke up to Thunder this morning but not a drop of rain? Now it's blistering & supposedly the hottest day if the year oh & very very exciting— Gary Goldsmith (@garygoldsmith65) July 22, 2013
16:06 Appaz, the royal couple do not know the sex of the baby who will replace Harry as third in line to throne.
16:04 Prince William will take two weeks' paternity leave when the baby is born and accept the full entitlement of £136.78 per week.
15:53 The crowds keep on coming as the Great Wait continues. Members of the public are gathering outside with the hope of getting a glimpse of Kate, Wills and their newborn.
15:42 If the baby is born today, there'll be a 41 gun salute at Green Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London tomorrow afternoon. Thanks to Peter Hunt from the BBC for the details.
15:37 Flashback! Let's relive the moment when a 'relieved' Prince Charles announced the birth of Prince William, which he described as 'a shock to my system' and 'rather a grown-up thing' to a crowd of well-wishers gathered outside the hospital.
15:22 The Queen has just arrived at Buckingham Palace in a chauffeur-driven Range Rover. Yes, ladies and gentleman, that's the actual Queen with a corgi on her knee! She has reportedly asked to be kept informed of Kate's condition.
14:52 Suddenly lots and lots of police have appeared at The Limbo Lindo Wing. Are we about to get some news?
14:34 Given the 30 degree heat outside, we're wondering if the Queen would mind terribly if we went for a dip in the fountain outside Buck Pal...
14:32 So who's in the hospital with Kate? According to WhatKateWore, Kate’s parents left Bucklebury at about 7:30am. If that is the case they would have been at the hospital, or at least in the area, within 30 minutes. Also with William and Kate are their private secretaries, Rebecca Deacon and Miguel Head. Prince Charles and Camilla are in York 200 miles from London while the Queen is at Windsor Castle, due back at Buckingham Palace later today. Prince Harry is at RAF Wattisham where he’s based as an apache pilot.
14:03 Royal super fan John Loughrey shows us his uber stylish Union Jack threads. He's been camping for SEVEN days on a wooden bench and is very excited the day's finally here. As are we!
13:43 Mark Stewart tweets...
13:40 There's a row of tents at Buckingham Palace where the world's broadcast media are eagerly in wait.
13:15 Another Graziette - News Reporter Olivia Foster - is camped out at the front of Buckingham Palace, awaiting the appearance of The Easel. Security has been stepped up with an abundance of police vans.
12:53 Entertainment Writer Jess Commons has just arrived at the Lindo Wing to continue #RoyalBabyWatch. And look what we've found: the secret side entrance Kate Middleton entered through this morning. It's all quiet now except for a police guard.
12:37 During a visit to York, Prince Charles was asked by a well-wisher whether there was any news from the hospital about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby. The Prince replied, 'Absolutely nothing at the moment - we're waiting.'
12:23 If the new prince or princess is born today, he or she will have the zodiac sign of Cancer. If he or she is born very late this evening or tomorrow, it will be a Leo.
12:03 While we await more news, let's enjoy a trip down memory lane with a look back at Princess Diana's '80s-tastic maternity style.
11:58 The Mirror speculates about what caused the Duchess of Cambridge to go into labour. 'Some believe Kate's labour was influenced by the lunar cycle and the arrival of a full moon. The suggestion is that the moon's gravitational pull affects the amniotic fluid in the same way it affects the water in the sea and rivers.'
11:43 How do you like the cover of our new issue? Yes, this week's Grazia is a Royal Baby special and it hits shelves tomorrow!
11:37 The palace plans to inform the world of the baby's birth through a mixture of tradition and social media. A royal aide will emerge from the hospital with a signed bulletin carrying the Buckingham Palace letterhead. The bulletin will be given to an official who will be driven to the palace, where it will be posted on an easel in front of the palace. We're getting down there pronto! At the same time the bulletin is posted, there will be an official announcement on Twitter and the media will be notified.
11:13 You lovely lot have been tweeting us your fab nails for #ManicureMonday and we're particuarly loving @Kate_Lookalike's timely tribute to the Royal baby, complete with replica engagement ring!
11:02 The Duchess is in labour at the same hospital - St Mary's Hospital in Paddington - where Diana, Princess of Wales gave birth to both of her sons, Princes William and Harry.
10:45 David Cameron spoke to the BBC about the royal baby: 'Best wishes to them, a very exciting occasion and the whole country is excited with them. So, everyone's hoping for the best.'
10:35 The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, took to Twitter amid the hysteria: 'My thoughts and prayers are with Kate and the whole family on this enormously special day.'
10:15 Police stand guard at the doors of The Lindo Wing.
9:53 John Fahey, Journalist for the Press Association, shares this image of 'Diana Superfan' John Loughrey, 58, saluting the Royal Family's new arrival.
9:42 'Dear William and Kate, when your baby arrives please re-enact this scene' - a picture from The Lion King starts doing the rounds on Twitter.
9:40 Paul Harrison, Sky News Royal reporter, shares a snap of the photographers arriving. 'Eyes peeled!'
09:25 'We are delighted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to give birth here', a Lindo Wing spokesman says.
08:45 Royal Photographer Mark Stewart tweets...
08:37 Let's kill the time by looking at the style hits in Kate's maternity wardrobe.
8:05 Kensington Palace says the Duchess' labour is 'progressing normally'. The 31-year-old is planning to give birth to the royal baby naturally and she was not induced into labour
7:55 Reports suggest that William and Kate spent the weekend at Kensington Palace where she went into labour naturally. The Duchess arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital at approximatley 5:30 via a side entrance.
7:45 Kate arrived at hospital in the car with Prince William - read our story on the announcement here.
The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 22, 2013
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 22, 2013
7:29 An email from Kensington Palace lands in the Grazia Daily inbox: 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour. The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.'
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