William plays polo as baby watch goes on
HIS wife may be due to have her baby soon, but Prince William isn't one to sit tight and wait – instead, he's off playing polo.
Many in the British press had predicted that the first child of the prince and the Duchess of Cambridge would arrive yesterday.
Dozens of bleary-eyed photographers and cameramen have been standing guard around the clock on royal baby watch outside St Mary's Hospital in London.
But the prince was enjoying a game of polo against his brother Harry at a charity event at Cirencester Park Polo Club, almost 161km west of the capital, yesterday.
According to bookmaker William Hill, most people were betting money on a royal birth yesterday, today or tomorrow. Officials have said that the baby is due around mid-July, but have not released a due date.
The birth, when it does come, will be announced by a bulletin posted on a wooden easel outside Buckingham Palace.
It's a time-honoured royal tradition – the birth of William's father, Prince Charles, was announced the same way in 1948. This time, however, officials have adapted to modern times by adding a simultaneous announcement on Twitter, so that millions around the world can get the news within seconds.