The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, where she is in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace has said.
The Duchess was taken to the Lindo wing of St Mary’s earlier this morning with the Duke of Cambridge where she will give birth to their third child.
Whether you are interested or not, royal baby madness has gripped social media, and the topic is dominating online conversation.
From name-guessing to hilarious parody accounts, here are some of the funniest reactions to the baby's imminent arrival.
First of all, it's important to note that we're on royal baby number three, and this isn't our first rodeo
British Twitter's enthusiasm for royal baby one V British Twitter's enthusiasm for royal baby three pic.twitter.com/ZY7h0GzrFU
— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) April 23, 2018
Even the press can't feign too much excitement this time around
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) April 23, 2018
There are quite a few jokes about sequels being thrown out there
ah yes, Royal Baby: Tokyo Drift, I know that one
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) April 23, 2018
I bet Royal Baby 3 is just a rehash of Royal Baby 1 and 2. Time to freshen up the franchise and make Royal Baby 4 an alien.#royalbaby3
— Ben Robson (@TheBenRobson) April 23, 2018
But the biggest topic of conversation is what the new baby's name will be
Odds on Royal Baby names:⁰Courgette (3/1)Galgamax the ender of worlds (5/2)Brexit (10/1)Experiment 781 (12/1)Lightning McQueen (25/1)Eleven (30/1)Barbara (50/1)
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 23, 2018
sources telling me the royals are to name the newborn baby after the Queen’s last corgi who passed away last week
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) April 23, 2018
A few possibilities for Royal baby name + latest odds:100/1 Theresa200/1 Jeremy250/1 Barack500/1 Arsene500/1 Nigel500/1 Donald
— Ladbrokes Politics (@LadPolitics) April 23, 2018
could you imagine if the royal baby was called Blue Ivy though https://t.co/eEfk7DPVjg
— catherine burton (@_ccaatherinee) April 23, 2018
And the irony that this baby will probably be born on St George's Day but can't be named George isn't lost on anyone
A royal baby born on St. George’s Day? Great plot. Shakespeare must think it’s his birthday.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) April 23, 2018
— WaterBabe (@jojoleep) April 23, 2018
But spare a thought for struggling commemorative crockery manufacturers
The potential of a Royal Baby on St George's Day - this could be the saviour the commemorative plate industry have been longing for.
— Paul Coleman (@PColemanchester) April 23, 2018
There's also a lot of discussion about appropriate baby gifts for the brand new prince or princess
Wondering what gift to buy for the Royal baby, the UK press eventually decide on 53 stepladders. pic.twitter.com/gyr9mMZU7g
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) April 23, 2018
The time for royal parody Twitter accounts to shine is now
#Royalbaby3 update!It’s my 92nd birthday on Saturday,So I have had the Royal Birth postponed until next week,I don’t want it taking any of my spotlight!So please refrain from tweeting about the baby for a few days.That’s an order!
— HRM Elizabeth ll 💦 (@HrmQueene) April 20, 2018
— Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (@HRHCatherine) April 23, 2018
But some are concerned that the news will distract from other important issues
— Scene & Heard (@SaHreports) April 23, 2018
News: OMG ROYAL BABY!! GET YOUR COMMEMORATIVE ROYAL BABY DINNER SET!! Me: Windrush, Syria, Austerity, Cambridge Analytica, Russia, NHS, Trump, May....
— Dr Ben Janaway #WWCSD #PCPEU #no2war #peoplesvote (@drjanaway) April 23, 2018