Friday 19 January 2018

Royal birth to be flagged in lights on top of 200-metre tower

Terry Hutt (79) waits for royal baby news outside St Mary's Hospital, London
Terry Hutt (79) waits for royal baby news outside St Mary's Hospital, London

Tony Jones

AS Britain waits for the birth of the royal baby, one thing can be certain: news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new arrival will light up London.

The BT Tower, a landmark in the capital since the 1960s, will display the royal birth announcement – when the moment finally arrives.

Soon after the baby is born people in central London will be informed whether William and Kate have had a boy or girl.

Standing 183 metres tall, the telecommunications building can be seen from the suburbs – although royal fans will need sharp eyes to read the LED screen.

The Duchess has been dividing her time between her official London residence at Kensington Palace and her parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said the couple were "the same as any expectant parents would be, they're now spending their time privately".

A due date for the birth has never been officially confirmed, only the month of July was given at the start of the year.

Irish Independent

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