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  • Kate Middleton is now in the final stage of her pregnancy
  • Prince William is expected to be present in the delivery room for the birth
  • Kate Middleton's mother Carol will help the new mum out
Spreading news of the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge's baby will be very different from Prince William's birth in 1982.

Then, as is traditional, a note announcing the birth of the new Royal baby was posted on the gates of Buckingham Palace.

In the 21st century, the news that Kate Middleton, 31, is a new mum will instead be announced first on the Clarence House website, which links - inevitably - to Twitter.

There will still be a notice on the Palace gates, but we can expect the news to be trending long before the first tourist on The Mall gets to see it.

Read more about Kate Middleton, Prince William and their baby in Now magazine dated 23 May 2013 - out now!  


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