Holly Willoughby makes prediction about royal baby’s name and sex

Kensington Palace has confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour

Holly Willoughby has boldly predicted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having another boy.

The 37-year-old couldn’t contain her excitement on Monday’s This Morning after confirmation that Kate, 36, has gone into labour with her third child.

Holly called the news “exciting and wonderful” before making a few predictions.

Holly and Phil spoke to ITV’s correspondent outside the Lindo Wing (Credit: ITV)

She told co-host Phillip Schofield: “I think it’s going to be a little Albert. Bertie. That’s what I’m going for. I think it will be a boy. What do you think?”

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Phillip, 56, said he didn’t know, but Holly urged: “Well, it’s 50/50! Play the game!”

He replied: “Okay. I’ll go girl because you went boy but you’re always right!”

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This will be the third child for William and Kate (Credit: Abaca / FameFlynet UK LTD)

Kensington Palace released a brief statement on Monday morning just before 8.30am confirming Kate has been taken to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London to give birth.

The palace said: “The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

Kate and husband, Prince William, 35, are already parents to son George, four, and daughter Charlotte, two.

They do not yet know the sex of their third baby.

The baby’s birth will likely be announced via press release and social media, as well as through the old tradition of an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

Kate’s pregnancy was announced in September (Credit: Fameflynet)

The baby will be fifth-in-line to the throne, after granddad Prince Charles, dad Prince William, big brother Prince George and big sister Princess Charlotte.

It means Prince Harry will be pushed down to sixth.

Meanwhile, Holly has often spoken of her fascination with the royal family – particularly fellow mum Kate.

Holly has often spoken of her admiration for Kate (Credit: ITV)

Like Kate is about to become, Holly is a mum of three, to children Harry, eight, Belle, seven, and Chester, three.

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Speaking to The Sun last year, Holly chose Kate as the person she’d most want to be stuck on a desert island with, explaining: “I’m slightly obsessed with her anyway. So I reckon if I get her on a desert island I can kind of ask her all the stuff I need to know.”

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