Prince William Commemorates ANZAC Day as Kate Middleton Prepares to Give Birth to Second Royal Baby

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As he and Kate Middleton await the birth of their second child, Prince William commemorated ANZAC Day with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in London on Saturday, April 25 Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Any moment now! Prince William is keeping busy as he and Kate Middleton await the birth of their second child. The Duke of Cambridge commemorated ANZAC Day and the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in London on Saturday, April 25.

Prince William's attendance was a nice surprise for onlookers. As palace aides told Us Weekly, it was unknown if he would have to miss the event if Middleton went into labor.

Prince George's dad, 32, attended the outdoor service with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family at 11 a.m. They began with a two-minute silence, and placed a wreath at the Cenotaph. Despite Middleton staying home during the engagement, a source tells Us that William "looked calm and sombre."

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand for those who've died in wars and other conflicts. April 25 marks the day the country's troops went into battle at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during WWI in 1915. More than 11,400 of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps were killed at the time. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Labour leader Ed Miliband, and descendants of the troops also took part in the ceremony.

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Queen Elizabeth II Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

As previously reported, Prince William started his paternity leave early this week after completing the first phase of his air ambulance training. On April 22, he was spotted shopping at department store Peter Jones in London's Knightsbridge area. "Prince William was very nice to all the staff," an insider exclusively told Us. Some of the items he purchased included Converse and Toms shoes, John Lewis and GANT jeans, and some blue tops.

Stay with Us Weekly for all the latest updates on Royal Baby number two, including an exclusive livestream of the scene outside St. Mary's Hospital once the Duchess goes into labor, frequent updates from royal experts and Us staffers in London, the big baby reveal, and much more!

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