St. Mary's Hospital Beefs Up Security for Royal Baby Ahead of Kate Middleton's Arrival

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St. Mary's Hospital is ramping up their security measures just in time for the royal baby's arrival.

E! News has learned that police have been doing a massive sweep of the facilities this morning to ensure that Kate Middleton and Prince William have the utmost privacy and care.

While the hospital isn't shutting down for the birth of the new Prince or Princess of Cambridge, other patients will have to undergo strict security policies as a result.

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In addition to the latest measures, news parents will have to go through three separate checkpoints to visit their new bundle of joy.

The entire world is waiting with bated breath for the latest royal family member and for the announcement that Middleton has gone into labor.

So just how will it take the duchess to get to the hospital when the time has come?

Presuming she goes into labor while at Kensington Palace, the duchess would be transported from Kensington Palace in West London to the hospital in Paddington which is located in Westminster.

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If Kate needs a ride between midnight and 5 a.m., when Hyde Park is closed (even to the royal family!), she will have to be driven around the perimeter of the 350-acre expanse to Horse Guards Parade off Whitehall road.

But let's say Middleton has to head to the hospital at any other hour of the day: In that case she will be driven through Hyde Park on a route that will take her past the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

The memorial, dedicated in 2004 to William's late mother, is located in the southwest corner of the park, just south of the Serpentine, the lake that marks the boundary between the park and Kensington Gardens.

They will exit out the north end of Hyde Park and proceed to St. Mary's Hospital, where both William and Prince Harry were born.

It's only a matter of time before the big day!

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