Queen Elizabeth II made an early exit from an Ashes 2013 cricket match on Thursday, leaving the rest of the world wondering if the Duchess of Cambridge went into labour.
According to OK! Magazine, the Queen made a quick exit an hour after meeting the players.
And while Twitter reacted quickly to the rumour, there was good reason to do so. On Wednesday, the Queen told school children she was hopeful for the royal baby's arrival — before she went on her holiday break. Any sudden or suspicious movement on the Queen's part could indicate the baby's arrival.
Others have speculated that Kate may even be induced before the Queen's vacation on July 19, to accomodate Her Majesty's schedule, according to Hollywood Life.
And we're all too familiar with how quickly rumours can spread in the Twitterverse — and beyond. Starting with the confusion over due dates, (it went from July 1 to July 13 and most recently July 23), some reports even suggest all the media and royal watchers may be camping outside the wrong hospital, according to the Telegraph.
A royal source told the paper, “There are contingencies in place for wherever the Duchess happens to be, and one of them is the Royal Berkshire," which is closer to Kate's parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
We do know the Duchess has been travelling from her Nottingham cottage back to her parents' house, and if she goes into labour there, the Royal Berkshire hospital will most likely be the closest option for medical support.
When Kate does give birth, an announcement from Clarence House is expected on Twitter.
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