The Duchess of Cambridge was taken to the hospital in the early stages of labor today. So it appears that the press that has been camped out in London waiting baby news will finally get some of what they were looking for, royal baby news.

It could be 10 days before the baby's name is announced. But is it a boy or girl? Well, insiders say the royal couple did not want to know their child's sex in advance. The baby will be third in line for the throne now occupied by Queen Elizabeth. Her son, Prince Charles, would succeed her, followed by her grandson, William.

The business of having a royal baby has changed over the generations, here are 10 Curious Things About The Royal Birth that I found on the BBC.