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Royal baby: Kate Middleton and Prince William send pastries to fans camping outside hospital

Gordon Rayner

Published 28/04/2015 | 13:05

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken pity on royal "superfans" camped outside the Lindo Wing by sending them breakfast pastries and coffees from a local patisserie.

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The Duchess, who remains at Kensington Palace waiting to give birth to her second child, asked her staff to order a delivery of croissants and Danish pastries to the bedraggled band of royalists.

Desperate for any scrap of news about the baby, the royal-watchers seized on the fact that the treats came in boxes tied up with pink ribbon, but royal insiders said the colour was pure coincidence.

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(From the left) Royal fans Terry Hutt, John Loughry, Kathy Martin, Maria Scott and Amy Thompson (at the back) enjoy a luxury pastries sent to them by Kensington Palace, as they wait outside the Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth
(From the left) Royal fans Terry Hutt, John Loughry, Kathy Martin, Maria Scott and Amy Thompson (at the back) enjoy a luxury pastries sent to them by Kensington Palace, as they wait outside the Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth
Royalists Terry Hutt and John Loughrey enjoy the last of some pastries allegedly delivered to them by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they wait at the Lindo wing for the Duchess to go into labour at St Mary's Hospital
A police officer (L) asks royal fan Terry Hutt (2nd L) to pose with him for a 'selfie' outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in central London

"The shop where they came from just happens to use pink ribbon," said a source, repeating the fact that the Duke and Duchess do not know the sex of their baby.

Terry Hutt, 79, one of the handful of fans who have been at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington night and day, said: "I was still asleep. It's lovely they've thought of us."

A Kensington Palace source said: "The Duke and Duchess were aware that they had been out there for a long time and just wanted to do something for them."

Bookmakers have now made Wednesday, April 29 - the couple's fourth wedding anniversary - the 7/2 favourite for the day of the baby's birth.

A police officer (L) asks royal fan Terry Hutt (2nd L) to pose with him for a 'selfie' outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in central London
A police officer (L) asks royal fan Terry Hutt (2nd L) to pose with him for a 'selfie' outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in central London
Kate Middleton and Prince William leaving hospital with their new baby George
Kate Middleton and Prince William leaving hospital with their new baby George

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