THE ROYAL BIRTH PREPARATION AND TRADITION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ARRIVAL OF KATE AND WILLIAM’S ROYAL BABY

Kate, seen here leaving hospital after a short admission for extreme morning sickness, is said to be planning a normal vaginal delivery

Countdown to the Royal birth! FEMAIL brings you everything you need to know about the arrival of Kate and Wills‘ firstborn

By Katy Winter Daily Mail PUBLISHED:  22 July 2013

It has finally happened: the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour. Of course, any woman who has experienced the joy of three days worth of contractions will know that Kate’s baby still may not put in an appearance today… or tomorrow.

But no doubt the Royal family (the Queen has a holiday to go on, after all) and the medical staff attending the birth will be on tenterhooks.

From every last detail inside the Royal delivery suite to provisions for a medical emergencies and the preparation of canon fire once the baby arrives, the Royal birth has been a maelstrom of protocol, tradition – and meticulous planning.

The hospital was chosen long ago – it is the same as the one where William and Harry were born. The nursery has prepared – and Kate has been spotted shopping for interiors multiple times over the last few months.

The gynaecologists are on hand, the parents – and siblings – are poised for action.

So just what goes into the arrival of a Royal baby? As Kate prepares for the birth of our future monarch, FEMAIL brings you all you need to know about the birth of William and Kate‘s first child… 

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