Prince William starts paternity leave as world waits for royal baby

Published Tuesday, Apr 21 2015, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Prince William will take six weeks paternity leave.

The Duke of Cambridge and his wife Kate Middleton are due to welcome their second child any day now, and William will be by Kate's side when she goes into labour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Stephen Lawrence Centre in South East London, March 2015


It had previously been speculated that Wills could miss the hospital dash when the baby decided to arrive, because he was scheduled to be in Norwich training as an air ambulance pilot, while Kate is at their London home.

But today it emerged that William has finished his training and will be at Kensington Palace in London with Kate when she goes into labour.

It's thought his six weeks paternity leave includes unpaid leave and holiday days.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace told The Telegraph that William was able to complete his training earlier that expected because he performed well in modules and there had been good flying conditions. His final block of training begins 1 June.

Prince William and Kate have not confirmed the exact due date of their second child but it's widely been expected as mid to late April.

They are already parents to Prince George, who turns two in July.

Kate will once again give birth at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, the same place were she delivered her first child. Already royal fans have been gathering outside the building, and barriers have been erected by police to keep fans and media at bay when the royal baby finally makes his or her arrival into the world!

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