The Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton aka K-Middy) has given birth to a baby boy at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where Princess Diana delivered both Prince William and Harry.
The news we've all been waiting for since Kate's pregnancy was announced back in December was confirmed by Palace officials in a statement which read, "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 with The Duke of Cambridge."
Champers, luxury toiletries and a reclining chair for daddy are just some of the extras in the plush maternity unit where K-Middy will give birth.
While the world waits with bated breath for WIlls and Kate's first child to arrive Team MyDaily have been placing bets on what they'll call their bundle of joy... Our money's on Alexandra (if it's a girl, of course!).
The royal baby will be the third in line to the throne, bumping Prince Harry into fourth position. But how about their title? Well, the baby will be the Prince or Princess of Cambridge!
Celebs flocked to Twitter to share their well wishes with the royal couple with Kelly Osbourne, who recently announced her engagement to boyf Matthew Mosshart, writing...
Its all so exciting The Royal Baby is on the way!
- Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) July 22, 2013
'Made In Chelsea' star Francesca Hull tweeted, "GO KATE GO KATE GO KATE!!!!!!! This time its for real #RoyalBabyWatch." Is it just us or d'you reckon she's a little bit excited?
While many gushed over the royal baby's imminent arrival, Perez Hilton was more worried troubled star Amanda Bynes would start calling he or she "ugly". "I am just praying @AmandaBynes doesn't call the royal baby ugly!!!!" he wrote.
07:39 - Spoof Twitter accounts started cracking royal baby jokes...
The Duchess has been admitted to the hospital. Putting in my last requests for a dull-looking boy with Prince Charles's personality.
- Suri's Burn Book (@surisburnbook) July 22, 2013
09:41 - Journalist Hadley Freeman wrote on Tiwtter,
If anyone makes a fuss about whether or not Kate has the baby 'naturally' I swear to God I'll poke a massive epidural in their backside
- Hadley Freeman (@HadleyFreeman) July 22, 2013
10:30 - David Cameron was interviewed on Radio 4 about the birth. When asked about the role of the father in the deliver room he said, "I think there's quite a lot of technology involved these days. I remember fumbling with the tens machine [during Samantha's contractions]."
10:55 - Lion King references totally flooded the Twittersphere...
#royalbaby is a boy than if it isn't.
- Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) July 22, 2013
11:46 - We take a look back over Kate Middleton's stella maternity style. Kim Kardashian could've learnt a thing or two from this royal...
11:52 - Kate has company in the Lindo wing... Telly presenter Ben Fogle's pregnant sister! Small world, huh? Ben said, "It is a very exciting time."
12:10 - Woo hoo! Several London landmarks will light up in celebration of the royal birth. The fountains in Trafalgar Square will be lit up pink or blue depending on the newborn's sex, while the London Eye will come over all red, white and blue!
12:39 - Kate and Wills will leave it up to the Palace to announce the birth of the royal baby. A statement revealing the arrival of their first born and its sex will be placed on an easel by the railings at Buckingham Palace.
12:50 - The Guardian creates an online tool to turn off ALL royal baby news...
The Guardian website lets you toggle between republican & royalist #royalbaby will be born. There are no words. pic.twitter.com/Z7A7rxSYnz
- Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) July 22, 2013
13:06 - If the royal baby is born today they will share their birthday with *takes deep breath* Selena Gomez, Ben Foden, Rhys Ifans, Willem Dafoe, Stewart Downing, David Spade, Bob Dole and Edward Hopper.
If the new arrival doesn't appear until tomorrow they'll have the same b'day as Daniel Radcliffe, The Wanted's Tom Parker, Slash from Guns N Roses, Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child, Jo Brand and cricketer Graham Gooch.
13:29 - The Duchess of Cambridge pub in Windsor is running a sweepstake on the time of the royal baby's birth AND they're serving a new ale called Heir Raiser.
13:40 - Looks like Little Mix are excited about the birth...
So excited for the new Royal baby! What do you think Mixers? A little princess... Or prince! It's so amazing!!! :D Perrie <3
- Little Mix (@LittleMixOffic) July 22, 2013
13:45 - The royal baby won't necessarily have a surname but if the Duke and Duchess want to give their little'un one they can choose from Mountbatton-Windsor, Wales or Cambridge.
14:32 - Actress Helen Mirren has shared her thoughts on the royal baba. According to The Mirror, Dame Helen said it would be "very interesting" if Kate and Wills named their child Diana. BUT is convinced the middle name will be Elizabeth.
On the imminent birth she said, "That's weird isn't it? Everyone knowing you're in labour. That must be so uncomfortable."
She said it would be "great" if the baby was a girl because "we need more Queens in our life."
15:05 - The Archbishop of Canterbury - who is pretty likely to carry out the royal baby's christening - tweeted his best wishes to Kate and Wills. "My thoughts and prayers are with Kate and the whole family on this enormously special day," he wrote.
15:08 - William Hill have now suspended bets on the sex of the royal baby reckon it's 8/15 Kate and Will's first child will be a girl and 11/8 for a boy.
15:10 - We found this GIF...
15:16 - AND THIS ONE!
15:21 - This tweet had John Prescott trending on Twitter for a bit...
Great to hear the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour. Is she an affiliated member? #royalbaby
- John Prescott (@johnprescott) July 22, 2013
15:41 - ITV has only gone and found a whole host of "wacky royal baby collectibles". Including this knitted royal family. *Places ebay bid*.
15:58 - Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith tweeted about the "very exciting day".
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 - The Queen, senior members of the Royal Family and the Duchess' family (if they're not at the hospital) will be told about the birth first.
THEN a royal aide will take a bulletin to Buckingham Palace under police escort. The note will be displayed on an ornate easel for all to see before an announcement is made on Twitter and Facebook.
16:37 - We hate to admit it but we kinda feel the same as Caitlin Moran...
*deflated* I've done all my "Kate going into labour jokes."
- Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) July 22, 2013
16:39 - The Queen has rocked up to Buckingham Palace. HM left Windsor Castle and returned to her London residence - where the birth of her great-grandchild will be announced - as Kate's labour continues.
16:46 - Um, lol...