Nearly two years after the inaugural “Great Kate Wait,” the press and royal fans have been vigilantly checking their phones for any update pertaining to the Duchess of Cambridge, who is reportedly overdue with her second child.
There was a bit of a false alarm early this morning when someone thought they saw Royal Protection Officers at St. Mary’s Hospital. Then press officers showed up and made reporters (who are not allowed to congregate across from the Lindo wing until Her Royal Highness goes into labor) a bit nervous. Did we all miss something? Why are they loitering outside the hospital. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Catherine was seen driving out of Buckingham Palace earlier today, presumably to take Prince George swimming, according to the Daily Mail. This morning, she and William made a very kind gesture to those who are super-pumped about the new baby.
A pack of super fans, who have been camped outside the Lindo wing for the past two weeks, were treated to coffee, croissants and danishes this morning, courtesy of the couple.
Kensington Palace confirmed that Their Royal Highnesses had sent the group sustenance . “The Duke and Duchess have seen the news reports about these people camping out and they just wanted to let them know they were thinking of them,” an aide said, according to the Daily Mail‘s Rebecca English.
“They knocked on the tent and said good morning, we have a present from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” one fan, Maria Scott, told English.
“We’re really touched – we thank them with all our hearts,” another, John Loughrey, 60, said.
Famous fan Terry Hutt, 79, who’s camped out at several royal occasions, said, “I can feel my hands now. I was in shock. I’d just woken up freezing cold when these two men came over with boxes of cakes and coffees. What surprised me was that they had pink ribbons around the boxes – could it mean there’s a girl on the way? The men told me William and Kate had sent them as a present and I asked them to pass on a thank you message back.
“It’s the first time something like this has ever happened and I’ve been coming here 25 years to see the new royal babies being born.”
— Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) April 28, 2015
People‘s Simon Perry spoke with the fans:
Video: William and Kate send croissants and coffee to the campers at the #lindowing #royalbaby A video posted by Simon Perry (@sperrypeoplemag) on
If they baby arrives tomorrow, he or she will share a big day with mom and dad; tomorrow marks William and Catherine’s fourth wedding anniversary.