The wait for the royal baby - in pictures

 

Wednesday 29 April 2015 12:35
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Royal baby fans have started to gather outside the private wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where it is expected the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to her second royal baby.

The royals have kept details of her due date deliberately vague, only confirming that it is from "mid-April to the end of April".

Anticipation has not reached quite the same pitch as for the couple's first child, and police and officials are stage-managing the process much more tightly.

A royal well wisher outside the Lindo Wing
A royal fan dressed in his Union flag outfit and flags has been sleeping on a bench for the last four nights across the street from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital
Artist Kaya Mar holds his painting entitled "Saint Kate" across the street from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London
Royal fan John Loughrey
Royal fans Maria Scott, left Amy Thompson and John Loughrey
The world's media started counting down to the arrival of Britain's royal baby when a press pen was erected outside the hospital where Prince William's wife Kate is due to give birth
The world's media started counting down to the arrival of Britain's royal baby when a press pen was erected outside the hospital where Prince William's wife Kate is due to give birth
A well wisher waves flags as she waits outside the hospital for the impending royal birth
Royal fan Terry stands outside the Lindo Wing at St.Mary's Hospital
The nation's most British baby brand Philips Avent celebrates the impending royal arrival as some special 'royal guests' pick up last minute items for Catherine and William
New parking restrictions have been put in place in fornt of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington

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