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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Media Frenzy As Britain Awaits Birth Of New Royal

Published 22 July 2013


Much of Britain is eagerly awaiting news from a London hospital where Kate, the wife of Prince William, is about to give birth to their first child, who will be third in line to the throne after its grandfather, Prince Charles, and its father. The area around the hospital has attracted hundreds of journalists, photographers, and fans of the royal family; meanwhile, bookmakers and souvenir vendors are turning the event into tidy profits.

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A look-alike of Britain's Prince Harry takes part in a publicity stunt in front of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where Kate, officially known as the Duchess of Cambridge, is in labor.

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A woman wears a royal baby-themed hat during the Royal Ascot horse race in Berkshire.

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Artist Kaya Mar poses with paintings of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, outside St. Mary's Hospital.

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A group of women in Duchess of Cambridge masks stand outside the maternity wing.

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Fans of the royal family wait outside.

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A look-alike of the Duchess of Cambridge poses for photographers.

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Photographers take pictures of a toy car, chosen as a present to the royal family by users of a French baby-gift website.

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A bookmaker displays the latest odds on boys' names.

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Royal supporter Terry Hutt has been camped out by the hospital for nine days.

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A reporter with Britain's Sky News, Paul Harrison, speaks on live television in the media pen opposite the Lindo Wing.