Kensington Palace Will Announce Royal Birth Via Press Release

Earlier this afternoon (ET), Kensington Palace confirmed that in addition to posting a birth declaration at Buckingham Palace and notifying well-wishers via social media, they will send a press release with details shortly before the bulletin leaves St. Mary’s hospital.

This is to ensure that the announcement is made “as quickly and simply” as possible, according to the palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to the Lindo Wing early this morning.  This is her first child with Prince William.