Live coverage of the royal baby’s birth: how to keep up-to-date

From videos to tweets, pictures to rumours – how the media are covering the Duchess of Cambridge’s labour

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Heaving crowds are developing at Buckingham Palace, as press and fans of the royal family continue to swell around St Mary’s Lindo Wing entrance.

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See how you can catch all of the action, without leaving the comfort of your home or office…


Twitter

Trending hashtags are always a good way to spot the latest news and #royalbaby has been on the go since the crack of dawn this morning.

The official Clarence House Twitter has been busy spreading its royal announcements, which suggests it will also confirm the arrival of the baby in due course. 


Guardian live blog

One of the many live streams of information, the Guardian has scooped up silly pictures, is on the hunt for fellow new parents, as well as quotes from the royal family.

The Guardian are also reporting that Aukland’s sky tower is going to light up, as will the CN Tower when news of the birth breaks.

If you’re not keen to read all things royal, the Guardian has also installed a “Republican” button, which allows you to turn all royal news off.


Independent live blog

This stream includes suggestion that Kate’s labour may have been brought on by the full moon, as it may have affected her amniotic fluid in the same way as water. It does also clarify there’s not enough scientific evidence to prove this. But you know, not just a picture of a door.


Telegraph live video 

Keep an eye on the Lindo Wing all day if you so desire, as the Telegraph streams video content from outside the hospital. It’s actually more entertaining than you think. A fair few passers by, a bit of traffic. One woman even went into the hospital. Where’s Big Brother’s voice over when you need him?


The Mirror live blog

From pictures of a Kate and Wills pizza (literally with their faces on it) to casual references to the Mirror’s other royal baby-themed content, the website is keeping a steady stream of content throughout the day. Meanwhile, Peugeot thanks its lucky stars it chose that advertising spot. 


The Sun video

With an actual baby monitor frame around their video, the Sun gets an A for effort. It’s also got a picture of its camera opposite the door of the Lindo Wing, so it has probably got some bragging rights for bagging that spot.


Sky News live blog

Along with a live blog there’s various galleries of Kate’s pregnancy – including a look back at her top maternity outfits. Live tweets also keep up with the on-location reporters as they learn more and find the best-dressed royal watchers. 


HELLO! Online 

The Canadian online version of this celebrity glossy is claiming to have “secured the best spot outside the hospital to watch the historic moment when Kate and her husband, Prince William, leave the hospital as first-time parents.” We’re sure many others there would be to differ, considering so far they’ve all got the same door… but hey ho, let them have their moment. 


Parody Queen

For a hilarious spin on events, there’s no better place to turn that the Queen’s parody Twitter account @Queen_UK.

From joking Kate had given birth to a girl and called her “Pippa Carole Diana Wales” to suggesting William’s been on the gas and air, you can rely on this joking ruler to keep you entertained.

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This Queen is certainly not happy BBC news has been chatting about an Irish dance World Record…