Royal countdown begins: Kate and William won't know baby's gender until birth

Royal baby Kate Middleton and Prince William

However be warned, if the royal baby is born at night, the palace won't make any announcements until 9 a.m. United Kingdom time (4 a.m. ET).

Prince William and Kate chose not to find out whether they were having a boy or a girl.

Parking suspended outside hospital where Kate is expected to give birth at some point over next three weeks as anticipation builds.

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According to reports, St. Mary's Hospital in West London has placed "no parking" signs outside their facility.

Kate and Prince William will introduce the royal baby on these steps, a royal tradition started with the birth of Prince William and continued with arrival of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Royal correspondent Emily Nash tweeted that the barriers had gone up outside the private hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth.

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Kensington Palace has said the baby is due in April and experts think it is more likely to be towards the end of the month.

There is speculation Kate is due on April 23, with Kensington Palace previously only confirming the month Kate is due. Although, if the tiny tot arrives on April 21, he or she will share a birthday with Queen Elizabeth II.

The medical team will be led by Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who delivered the Duchess' second child, Charlotte. It is also the place where Princess Diana gave birth to William in 1982.

The exclusive Lindo Wing doesn't come cheap and the Duke and Duchess will fork out more than £5,000 per night for their stay.

Crowd barriers are set up on the street outside to accommodate the television crews, journalists and photographers who will be present as she goes into labour.

Prince George, four, was delivered at the Lindo Wing on July 22, 2013, while Princess Charlotte, two, was born at the private maternity ward on May 2, 2015.

It was in September past year when Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child.

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