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Victoria to hospital early Thursday morning

Victoria to hospital early Thursday morning

Published: 23 Feb 2012 06:22 GMT+01:00
Updated: 23 Feb 2012 06:22 GMT+01:00

Prince Daniel was at her side, according to Royal Court spokesperson Bertil Ternert.

Victoria arrived at the hospital at 12.50am after being driven from her home at Haga Palace in an ordinary court car.

“Everything is normal. There is nothing out of the ordinary. We’ve been prepared for this,” said Ternert.

Plans called for the Princess to give birth naturally and not by Caesarean section.

King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia were at their home at Drottningholm palace when they received word that Victoria had been taken to hospital, but weren’t expected at the hospital.

The Royal Court had said Victoria was due to give birth in early March, but less than a week ago the hospital began blocking off parking places in anticipation of the royal birth.

According to news agency TT's reporter at the hospital, the atmosphere there was "calm" in anticipation of a 7am announcement by Prince Daniel.

A few police cars were circling the hospital perimeters but police presence was limited and the officers said that those who needed to get to Karolinska would have no problems doing so.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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08:44 February 23, 2012 by Bölö
Most confused day for the children in the western countries is "Father's Day"..Who is the father...and to believe Mom or Not..confused children of western mothers...:D
19:03 February 23, 2012 by Opinionfool
What happened to all those media trucks that were said to be being camped outside the hospital with rumoured taping off of car parking spaces? She goes in just after midnight, gives birth around 4:30AM, announcement made at 7AM and she is home with the baby by mid-afternoon. Hardly time for the media crews to park their trucks let alone rig their equipment.
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