Twitter was a buzz on July 11 alleging that a helicopter had been spotted outside the Duchess of Cambridge’s house, and she was on her way to the hospital! So is the royal baby really on the way?
As Kate Middleton, 31, prepares to give birth to the royal baby, people all over the world are on the edge of their seats waiting for the fateful moment she heads to the hospital. But eager Twitter users may have jumped the gun on the morning of July 11, which is reportedly her due date, when rumors started flying that she had gone into labor.
Kate Middleton In Labor Rumors Run Rampant On Twitter
The birth of the royal baby is the event of the summer, so it’s no surprise that some people are especially eager for the announcement that the little prince or princess is on the way. However, Twitter went into a frenzy on the morning of July 11, alleging that a helicopter was spotted near Kate and Prince William’s home in Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace, ready to take her to the hospital. @L0gg0l tweeted on July 11, “Kate Middleton said to be in labor after emergency helicopter lands at Kensington Palace (via @betvictor) #RoyalBaby.” It was retweeted 25 times. @simplyyamina wrote, “KATEMIDDLETON IS IN LABOR WHY AM I STRESSED OUT ABOUT THIS.”
Kate Middleton Not In Labor (Yet)
However, all of the buzz that started the pregnancy rumors — a helicopter spotted on the grounds of Kensington Palace — was a false alarm. “We were called to two other incidents in the area. There’s nothing else of significance relating to the royal birth,” a spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service (LAS) told DigitalSpy.com, according to Examiner.com. @L0gg0 even later wrote that the labor rumors weren’t true. A palace spokesperson tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY:
We do not comment on ongoing speculation.
Kate Middleton Labor Rumors False — Twitter Reacts
Luckily, Twitter found some humor in all of the speculative drama. @mommyishdotcom tweeted, “Kate Middleton Is In Labor According To The Ultra Reliable Source Of Twitter.” @itzfedex wrote, “Courtesy of Twitter I’ve learned Kate Middleton is in labor under hypnosis in a birthing pool while wearing 3 dresses.” @AnnapolisPrep chimed in and tweeted, “#NewsFlash Kate Middleton is not in labor. She was just taking a dump. False alarm.” When Kate does finally go into labor, it will start an official chain of events. She will be taken via helicopter from Kensington Palace to St. Mary’s hospital. Meanwhile, an armed security guard will stand outside the Lindo Wing of the hospital, waiting for her arrival. Then an official press release will be sent out from the palace, and an official tweet will be sent, forcing the twittersphere to rely on facts rather than pure speculation. What do YOU think of the Twitter rumors, HollyMoms? Did you think Kate was going into labor?
— Christina Stiehl
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