Will Kate Middleton Give Birth Alone? Plus Other Palace Preparations for Royal Baby Number 2

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Oh no! Prince William may be far away from wife and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton while she gives birth to Royal Baby 2. As the palace gets ready for the second royal baby's arrival, Prince William is off training for his Bond Air Services job with the East Anglian Air Ambulance which is located in three different places Cambridge, Norwich, and Staverton — and he could be in one of these locales when Kate goes into labor!

But, a source reassured Us Weekly, he'll never be too far away. Prince William will "never be more than a couple hours drive from London," the source explained.

William isn't the only one in the family who will likely be away when Prince George's little brother or sister arrives — Prince Harry is set to be traveling throughout Australia during this time, but will be told of the birth no matter the hour.

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Last but certainly not least, there's no word yet on whether Prince George will be in the hospital to welcome his sibling, this is decision that will be left up to the last minute.

Other details that are still TBD: The baby's gender, which will be revealed after the birth. "Like last time, the Duke and Duchess do not know if the baby will be a boy or a girl," the source told Us Weekly. Another source added: "The Duke and Duchess don't plan to take on any additional child care."

No matter what happens, the Duke and Duchess couldn't be more thrilled about the pair's pending arrival. "They know that people are excited that Prince George will soon have a brother or sister," a Senior Kensington Palace official said, "and it means a great deal to them that so many will be celebrating this important moment for their family."

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