As a kingdom and world awaited news of a child who could one day ascend to the British throne, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was experiencing a normal labor Monday morning, Kensington Palace reported.
The duchess and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, his office at Clarence House announced at 7:37 a.m. local time (2:37 Eastern Daylight Time.) Kensington Palace issued a progress report about 90 minutes later.
The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother, Prince Harry were born.
While A-list celebrities around the world reacted to the impending birth of the baby, the best social media posting may have been this:
I suspect George Zimmerman hopes Kate Middleton has her baby soon. #newscycle
— janewells (@janewells) July 15, 2013
Take a look at the celebrity Twitter reactions to the Duchess of Cambridge going into labor: