Prince Williams and Duchess Kate are keeping the details of their baby under lock and key. With an expected July delivery date, not even the sex of the baby has been revealed.
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Royal officials have spoken out on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to inform the public of a need for "sensitivity" as the due date of the couple's first child approaches. While many will be eager to know the details surrounding the child's birth, officials have said beforehand the information about the Duchess and the baby will be sparse until the family has fully situated itself.
St. James's Palace officials have appealed for an "appropriate degree of sensitivity" according to the BBC noting that the birth will be a "very personal matter for the duke and duchess. But they also know it's a time to celebrate and many will want to share in their joy."
One thing that will be a surprise to all is the sex of the baby. Royal officials have confirmed that expecting couple has "decided not to find out" the gender of their unborn child, the BBC confirmed. Media outlets have been asked to "ensure that the normal functions of the hospital are not impeded."
Public statements will be withheld once the duchess goes into labor and no further statement will be made until the baby is born and the Queen, the Middleton family and other senior Royals have been told.
Kate Middleton will allegedly be giving birth to the baby at St. Mary's Hospital, according to multiple tabloid reports. The hospital is the same where the Duke of Cambridge was born. Sources have also suggested that Middleton will opt for a "natural birth."
A statement announcing Prince Williams birth was made the day after Princess Diana was released from the hospital however, Prince Harry's birth was not announced for over a week according to the BBC.