St.Mary’s Hospital

Kate Middleton Makes Secret Trip To St. Mary’s Hospital

As the world awaits the first report of the birth of Britain’s royal heir, a witness says Kate Middleton made a secret visit to St. Mary’s Hospital in London this week. The visit was not because she had gone into labor; the witness says it was simply a checkup to monitor the baby’s progress.

“I was at St. Mary’s with Kate Middleton [and] I was told it was a checkup,” the witness tells

Middleton’s due date was on Thursday. Preparations for the baby’s arrival are already well underway at St. Mary’s. Parking outside the Lindo Wing, where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth, has been suspended for the entire month of July. Dozens of ladders for photographers have already been stationed outside the hospital in anticipation for the so the newborn’s first appearance as he or she leaves the hospital with Middleton and Prince William. Earlier today, a team of Metropolitan Police officers conducted a thorough security sweep in and around Lindo Wing.

“It’s standard procedure when there is royalty due, and with what’s happening here, we have to take extra precaution,” an officer told People magazine.