Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour, taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by car ahead of birth of third child

The Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour.

The child will be the Duchess and her husband Prince William's third.

The couple, who married in 2011, has two other children: Prince George, four, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte. Both were born at the same hospital, as were William and his younger brother Harry.

"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour," the palace said on Twitter.

"The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been out of the public eye after suffering severe morning sickness Source: 1 NEWS

They have set up camp outside the private wing of St Mary’s Hospital. Source: 1 NEWS

1 NEWS Europe Correspondent Joy Reid runs us through the favourite names. Source: Breakfast


Watch: Terrifying near miss after car recklessly tries passing manoeuvre between two trucks

An Australian truck driver traveling on a SA highway has captured the moment a terrifying near-miss almost ended in carnage. 

Footage captured on dashcam shows the car attempt to overtake the truck at high speed, but misjudging the call and running out of room.

The car is seen traveling in the middle of the road, moving into the path of another oncoming truck, forcing both trucks to veer off-road to avoid a head-on collision.

Truck driver, Kym Franceschini told Nine News "I couldn't believe it."

"I'm thinking where are you actually going to go, there's nowhere for you to go."

The oncoming truck flashed his lights at Mr Franceschini to warn him of the oncoming car, allowing both to avoid a crash. 



Woman goes berserk on plane, overturning drink cart before throwing coffee filled pot and jumping on air marshall's back

A woman aboard a Delta Airlines flight from London to Salt Lake City last Friday allegedly went on a rampage, racing down the aisle of the plane, overturning a drink cart and throwing coffee in the air, before jumping on the back of an air marshall, according to federal prosecutors.

Sarah Maria Beach, 45, was charged on Saturday with misdemeanor assault of a federal air marshal following the bizarre outburst at 30,000 feet.

According to her charging documents, the unruly passenger was handcuffed during the flight after jumping on the back of an air marshall and placing her hands on his head, neck, and jawline.

Ms Beach had been placed in a seat next to the air marshall after she "caused a disruption on the flight" by throwing coffee on other passengers, overturning a drink cart and running up and down the centre aisle of the plane "repeatedly," reports KSL News.

Another passenger on the flight who witnessed the incident told KSL News he feared for his life as he watched the chaos unfold.

File Photo: A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 with the registration N808NW takes off from Amsterdam Airport.
File Photo: A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 with the registration N808NW takes off from Amsterdam Airport. Source: istock.com

"Everyone's becoming very concerned because, I thought, we're at 30-odd thousand feet over the sea. What if she tried to open the door? She couldn't get to the back door but then she ran again," passenger Martin Nicholls said.

Mr Nicholls then grabbed the 45-year-old woman as she ran past and held onto her until flight attendants arrived to help restrain her.

"At one point she stood up and she was drinking coffee and she literally just threw the whole thing - not the cup, the coffee - and it hit the ceiling, it was going down the walls. It went over probably about six or seven passengers, some, almost, to the other side of the plane," Mr Nicholls explained.

Ms Beach is an American citizen currently living in London. She has been charged with misdemeanor assault and will undergo a mental health evaluation before appearing in court.

Sarah Maria Beach.
Sarah Maria Beach.