Prince William starts paternity leave ahead of baby No. 2's birth

Prince William Starts Paternity Leave Ahead of Baby No. 2's Birth
Prince William Starts Paternity Leave Ahead of Baby No. 2's Birth

Royal baby prep is officially underway, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could not be more prepared for their second bundle of joy.

Prince William is now on paternity leave after he finished his air ambulance training early, US Weekly reports.

"The Duke of Cambridge has completed the first phase of his in-work air ambulance helicopter pilot training with Bond Air Services earlier than anticipated," a Kensington Palace spokesperson told Us Weekly. "This is due to a combination of The Duke performing well in the various modules and having very good flying conditions that allowed flight training and assessment to progress more quickly than had been planned."

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The paternity leave comes as a happy surprise for his wife, as Will would have been a two hour drive away if Kate had gone into labor while he was training.

Meanwhile, barricades have already gone up outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, the hospital where Kate is expected to give birth. Several "No Parking" signs are also in place in front of the hospital for the rest of the month.

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Kate revealed that her due date is mid-to-end of April, so the baby could come any day now. What's more, the second royal baby will most likely share the same birthday time frame as Queen Elizabeth II! On Tuesday, the Queen turned 89. Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth, and hurry up royal baby no. 2. We can't wait to see you!

For now, let Prince George's cuteness hold you over in the video below.

Prince George Is the Royal Birthday Boy!
Prince George Is the Royal Birthday Boy!