How we will cover the arrival of the royal baby

With the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, due to give birth any day now, excitement over the Royal Family's newest arrival is at an all-time high. As the world waits, Hello! Canada is your destination for all the latest royal baby news as it’s happening – from the moment Kate is admitted to the Lindo Wing to the first glimpse of the little prince or princess.

In the weeks leading up to the big day, Hello! has been revealing everything about the royal couple’s plans, including conceivable baby names and their historic significance, potential godparents, and how William and Kate have been preparing George for a younger sibling.

William and Kate's royal baby is due any day now. Photo © Getty

In true Hello! fashion, we’ll continue to keep you in the know by live-blogging, tweeting and sharing up-to-the-minute updates every step of the way.

Royal enthusiasts and reporters are already beginning to gather outside St Mary's Hospital in London, where William and Kate are set to welcome their second child. You can get a front-row seat to all the action with our live blog and video stream, direct from outside the Lindo Wing.

So how will events unfold on the day? Will William and Kate follow in Prince Charles and Diana's footsteps as they introduce their new bundle of joy to the world?

It is thought that Kate's admission to hospital will be announced via social media first, from Kensington Palace's Twitter and Instagram accounts, as they did in 2013 when the duchess went into labour.

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If you're following @HelloCanada on Twitter, you'll be among the first to know that George's sibling is on his way.

Our social media feeds will keep you informed with the latest news and events from the hospital until a statement confirms the arrival of the little prince or princess, along with their time of birth and his or her weight.

Following this, the traditional notice of birth will be placed on an easel outside of Buckingham Palace for well-wishers to see. When George was born in 2013, the document was signed by the medical staff who helped with the birth and then reviewed by the Queen. A palace footman will then drive the notice from the hospital to the palace.

With our live stream, you can witness the moment William and Kate present their new arriva l to the world for the first time and get a glimpse at the couple's royal visitors. Our Instagram and Facebook feeds will have all the beautiful photographs of the happy family making their first appearance.

We'll be keeping you updated with the latest royal baby news as and when it happens… Stay tuned!

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