Millie Mackintosh PIC EXC: Pregnant star and Hugo Taylor leave home

Pregnant Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving her London home and heading into a cab with her husband Hugo Taylor just hours before giving birth on Friday.

The Made In Chelsea star, 30, showcased her bump in a tight dress as she stepped into the waiting black cab while her husband, 33, followed into the car with suitcases, a new pillow, handbags, a rucksack and gift bags. 

The sighting came just hours before the couple revealed they had welcomed their first child in a touching statement released to Hello! Magazine. 

Blossoming: Pregnant Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving her London home and heading into a cab with her husband Hugo Taylor just hours before giving birth on Friday

Blossoming: Pregnant Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving her London home and heading into a cab with her husband Hugo Taylor just hours before giving birth on Friday

Millie was sporting a skin-tight dress to show off her bump while giving a trademark elegant touch with her classic cream trench coat. 

Showcasing the fabled expectant mother glow, the reality star and fashionista was radiant as she went make-up free while leaving her home.  

Hugo was every inch the doting expectant father as he followed behind the star with a vast suitcase, gift bags, handbags and new pillows. 

Shortly after their sighting, on Friday afternoon, the new parents released their exciting news in a sweet and gushing statement. 

Blooming lovely: The Made In Chelsea star, 30, showcased her bump in a tight dress as she stepped into the waiting black cab while her husband, 33, followed into the car

Blooming lovely: The Made In Chelsea star, 30, showcased her bump in a tight dress as she stepped into the waiting black cab while her husband, 33, followed into the car

Doing the heavy lifting! Hugo had bags aplenty to load into the car with his expectant wife

Doing the heavy lifting! Hugo had bags aplenty to load into the car with his expectant wife

Millie and Hugo said:  'We are delighted to announce the arrival of our darling girl who arrived on Friday 1 May at 1:21pm, weighing a very healthy seven pounds. 

'We are eternally grateful to the doctors, nurses and midwives for taking such good care of us. Mum and baby are both doing incredibly well and we are looking forward to bringing our daughter home and spending time together as a family.' 

The previous day, Millie was in a reflective mood as she looked back at her pregnancy by sharing one month and nine month comparison photos of her bump. 

Over and out! The sighting comes just hours after Millie officially signed off Instagram on Thursday, ahead of her baby girl's impending arrival

Over and out! The sighting comes just hours after Millie officially signed off Instagram on Thursday, ahead of her baby girl's impending arrival 

Strapped up: She nailed comfy maternity wear as she donned a pair of classic single strap Birkenstock sandals

Strapped up: She nailed comfy maternity wear as she donned a pair of classic single strap Birkenstock sandals

Millie also uploaded a trio of black and white photos cradling her bump and captioned it: 'Signing off for a while - looking back on the last nine months, despite it’s challenges, it's been a real blessing. 

'The unwavering support I've had from you all as a community has been such a comfort to me. Social media, for all its negatives...

'[It] really has some

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