Could the Royal Baby Watch finally about to be over?

Twitter and social media are awash with rumours that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has finally gone into labour, but the palace are remaining tight-lipped.

A Clarence House spokeswoman told HuffPost UK would not comment on the latest rumour, saying only that a formal statement would be provided when the Duchess was admitted to hospital.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

But the denial did little to quell the Twitter storm, which saw the subject begin to trend in London.


William Hill has a girl at favourite at 4-7 with the top names Alexandra, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana and Victoria. They are taking odds of 5-4 for a boy with George and James favoured.

Last week four parking bays in front of the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth were suspended to accommodate her security team and visitors.

An official notice was put up by the spaces in front of the private Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, announcing the parking ban between 1 - 31 July.

The private wing of the hospital is where both Princes William and Harry were born and a normal delivery package, including a one night stay costs £4,965 per night.

The world's press have been camped outside since the beginning of July, and have so far come up with a couple of ways to pass the time until the Duchess gives birth.


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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leaving King Edward Vll Hospital in Central London on December 6, 2012 after suffering acute morning sickness.

  • Royal Pregnancy - Britain

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leaving King Edward Vll Hospital in Central London on December 6, 2012 after suffering acute morning sickness.

  • Royal Pregnancy - Britain

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leaving King Edward Vll Hospital in Central London on December 6, 2012 after suffering acute morning sickness.

  • War Horse UK Film Premiere - London

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the UK Premiere of War Horse at the Odeon, Leicester Square on January 8, 2012

  • War Horse UK Film Premiere - London

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the UK Premiere of War Horse at the Odeon, Leicester Square on January 8, 2012

  • War Horse UK Film Premiere - London

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the UK Premiere of War Horse at the Odeon, Leicester Square on January 8, 2012

  • Duchess of Cambridge visits Hope House treatment centre in Clapham

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, visits Hope House in Clapham, South London on February 19, 2013.

  • Duchess of Cambridge visits Hope House treatment centre in Clapham

    The Duchess of Cambridge in the art therapy group as she visits the kitchens at Hope House residential centre, run by Action on Addiction for recovering addicts in Clapham, South London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge visits Hope House treatment centre in Clapham

    The Duchess of Cambridge at a reception during her visit to Hope House residential centre, run by Action on Addiction for recovering addicts in Clapham, South London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge visits Hope House treatment centre in Clapham

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, visits Hope House in Clapham, South London on February 19, 2013.

  • Duchess of Cambridge visits Hope House treatment centre in Clapham

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, visits Hope House in Clapham, South London on February 19, 2013.

  • 150 years of London Underground

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Baker Street Underground Station in London to celebrate the underground station's 150th birthday on March 20, 2013.

  • 150 years of London Underground

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Baker Street Underground Station in London to celebrate the underground station's 150th birthday on March 20, 2013.

  • Horse Racing - 2013 Cheltenham Festival - Day Four - Cheltenham Racecourse

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Cheltenham Festival on Gold Cup Day on March 15, 2013.

  • Horse Racing - 2013 Cheltenham Festival - Day Four - Cheltenham Racecourse

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Cheltenham Festival on Gold Cup Day on March 15, 2013.

  • Horse Racing - 2013 Cheltenham Festival - Day Four - Cheltenham Racecourse

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Cheltenham Festival on Gold Cup Day on March 15, 2013.

  • Royal Visit To Aldershot

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot on March 17, 2013.

  • Royal Visit To Aldershot

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is helped by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as she gets her heel stuck in a grating during the Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot on March 17, 2013.

  • Royal Visit To Aldershot

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot on March 17, 2013.

  • Royal Visit To Aldershot

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot on March 17, 2013.

  • 150 years of London Underground

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Baker Street Underground Station in London to celebrate the underground station's 150th birthday on March 20, 2013.

  • Duchess of Cambridge Visits The National Portrait Gallery - London

    The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit the National Portrait Gallery, London to celebrate the work of The Art Room charity. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 24, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Kate. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

  • Duchess of Cambridge Visits The National Portrait Gallery - London

    The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit the National Portrait Gallery, London, to celebrate the work of The Art Room charity. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 24, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Kate. Photo credit should read: Tim P. Whitby/PA Wire

  • Duchess of Cambridge Visits The National Portrait Gallery - London

    The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit the National Portrait Gallery, London, to celebrate the work of The Art Room charity. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 24, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Kate. Photo credit should read: Tim P. Whitby/PA Wire

  • Duchess of Cambridge visit to Hampshire

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Naomi House Children's Hospice near Winchester on April 29, 2013

  • Duchess of Cambridge visit to Hampshire

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Naomi House Children's Hospice near Winchester on April 29, 2013

  • Duchess of Cambridge visit to Hampshire

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Naomi House Children's Hospice near Winchester on April 29, 2013

  • Duchess of Cambridge Visits Grimsby

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Humberside Fire and Rescue during an official visit to Grimsby on March 5, 2013.

  • Duchess of Cambridge Visits Grimsby

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets children as she visits Humberside Fire and Rescue during an official visit to Grimsby on March 5, 2013.

  • Duchess of Cambridge visit to Hampshire

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers from hospice patient Sally Evans as she visits Naomi House Children's Hospice near Winchester on April 29, 2013

  • Duchess of Cambridge Visits Grimsby

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge poses for a photograph as she visits Humberside Fire and Rescue during an official visit to Grimsby on March 5, 2013.

  • National Review of Queen's Scouts

    The Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 21, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Scouts. Photo credit should read: Ben Gurr/The Times/PA Wire

  • Horse Racing - 2013 Cheltenham Festival - Day Four - Cheltenham Racecourse

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and friends attend the Cheltenham Festival on Gold Cup Day on March 15, 2013.

  • Royal visit to Glasgow

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visit the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre in Glasgow, Scotland on April 4, 2013.

  • Royal visit to Glasgow

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, visit the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland on April 4, 2013.

  • National Review of Queen's Scouts

    The Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 21, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Scouts. Photo credit should read: Olivia Harris/PA Wire

  • Royal visit to Glasgow

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland on April 4, 2013.

  • Royal visit to Warner Bros Studios

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the inauguration of the Warner Bros Studios Leavesden on April 26, 2013

  • Royal visit to Warner Bros Studios

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the inauguration of the Warner Bros Studios Leavesden on April 26, 2013

  • Britain's Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, left, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge attend a Garden Party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, central London Wednesday May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Melville/Pool)

  • Kate Duchess of Cambridge, left, speaks with guests at a Garden Party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, central London Wednesday May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Melville/Pool)

  • Britain's Prince Charles, left, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, centre, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge attend a Garden Party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, central London Wednesday May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

  • Britain's Prince Charles, left, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, centre, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge attend a Garden Party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, central London Wednesday May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

  • 60th anniversary Queen Elizabeth II's coronation

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Westminster Abbey, in central London, ahead of a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

  • 60th anniversary Queen Elizabeth II's coronation

    The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Westminster Abbey, in central London, ahead of a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

  • 60th anniversary Queen Elizabeth II's coronation

    The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as they attend a service at Westminster Abbey in central London to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

  • 60th anniversary Queen Elizabeth II's coronation

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they attend a service at Westminster Abbey in central London to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

  • Duchess names cruise liner

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the naming ceremony of the new Princess Cruises' ship 'Royal Princess' at Ocean Terminal, Southampton on June 13, 2013.

  • Duchess names cruise liner

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the naming ceremony of the new Princess Cruises' ship 'Royal Princess' at Ocean Terminal, Southampton on June 13, 2013.

  • Duchess names cruise liner

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the naming ceremony of the new Princess Cruises' ship 'Royal Princess' at Ocean Terminal, Southampton on June 13, 2013.

  • Duchess names cruise liner

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the naming ceremony of the new Princess Cruises' ship 'Royal Princess' at Ocean Terminal, Southampton on June 13, 2013.