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Waiting for the Royal Baby

Published 22/07/2013 | 10:16

A look-alike of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge becomes the centre of attention for the assembled media outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 19, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. The long wait for the birth of Britain's royal baby is record business for bookmakers, as punters worldwide bet on a girl called Alexandra to be born any day now.
A look-alike of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge becomes the centre of attention for the assembled media outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 19, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. The long wait for the birth of Britain's royal baby is record business for bookmakers, as punters worldwide bet on a girl called Alexandra to be born any day now.
A royal fan holding little prince and little princess balloons stands outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 20, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. The long wait for the birth of Britain's royal baby is record business for bookmakers, as punters worldwide bet on a girl called Alexandra to be born any day now.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Members of the public photograph the press gathered outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A French TV crew report from outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: An Italian TV journalist reports from outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: In this photo illustration a mobile phone displays a Tweet from Clarence House outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Reporters and photographers gather outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Reporters and photographers gather outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Reporters and photographers gather outside St Mary's Hospital on July 22, 2013 in London, England. Clarence House have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at St Mary's Hospital in west London where she is expected to give birth.
Sky News presenter Paul Harrison (L) is interviewed by ABC news correspondents Amy Robach (C) and Lama Hasan (R) outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 20, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. The long wait for the birth of Britain's royal baby is record business for bookmakers, as punters worldwide bet on a girl called Alexandra to be born any day now.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 19: Terry Hutt poses for photographs outside the St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 19, 2013 in London, England.
A group of women in Duchess of Cambridge masks stand outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 18, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. The long wait for the birth of Britain's royal baby is record business for bookmakers, as punters worldwide bet on a girl called Alexandra to be born any day now.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: News Anchor with NBC Natalie Morales reads Charles Dicken's 'Great Expectations' outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 18, 2013 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Royalist Terry Hutt waits outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 16, 2013 in London, England.
A bookmaker presents the latest odds on boys names outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 17, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. Britain's Prince Charles joked Monday that his son Prince William's baby was 'hopefully' on the way, but wife Camilla went further, saying it could arrive 'by the end of the week'.
A bookmaker presents the latest odds on girls names outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 17, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. Britain's Prince Charles joked Monday that his son Prince William's baby was 'hopefully' on the way, but wife Camilla went further, saying it could arrive 'by the end of the week'.
A member of the media reads a book while waiting outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 17, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. Britain's Prince Charles joked Monday that his son Prince William's baby was 'hopefully' on the way, but wife Camilla went further, saying it could arrive 'by the end of the week'.
Clocks featuring today's new twitter hashtag '#thebigkatewait' are pictured outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 17, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born. Britain's Prince Charles joked Monday that his son Prince William's baby was 'hopefully' on the way, but wife Camilla went further, saying it could arrive 'by the end of the week'.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Royal fan Terry Hutt stands outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 16, 2013 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Photographer's spots marked with tape outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 16, 2013 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: A shop displays a mug celebrating the impending royal birth as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at on July 12, 2013 in London, England.
Japan's Takashimaya department store employee displays samples of commemorative figures and table wears for Britain's expected royal baby at a shop of British porcelain maker Royal Crown Derby at Takashimaya's main store in Tokyo on July 17, 2013. One of blue or red teddy bears will be delivered to customers in September with the royal baby's name on its apron. Customers will have blue one if the royal baby is a boy, while red one will be delivered if the baby is a girl.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: A shop displays a plate celebrating the impending royal birth as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at on July 12, 2013 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Promotions manager Daniel Obando wears a baby doll wrapped in union flag decorations as he stands in Piccadilly as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at on July 12, 2013 in London, England.

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