Royal Baby fever sweeps East Lancashire

Excitement is growing in East Lancashire ahead of the birth of the Royal Baby.

The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour this morning sparking a wave of expectation across the region.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Prince William was by her side in a private wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London, as the world awaited news of the birth of the couple’s first child.

Palace officials announced the news that Kate Middleton was set to give birth naturally in a statement earlier today.

Back in Lancashire, social media was alive with speculation about whether the imminent Royal arrival will be a boy or a girl as news spread.

Champagne was on ice as the nation held its breath in anticipation of the latest addition to the Royal Family.

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