It’s the most hotly anticipated royal birth since Prince William, the father to be, and the royally-inclined around the world are waiting with baited breath. The reporters who have been camped outside the hospital for weeks — enduring the #greatkatewait — have sprung into action and their Scribble coverage is live updating across the globe. We’ve gathered together a number of liveblogs from our network to make sure you’re following events in good company.
A lot of people have placed bets on the royal baby, with Coral saying it’s the biggest non-sporting betting event in the company’s history.
The Royal Mint is giving babies born on the same day as the future monarch a silver penny struck with the year of their birth.
The world will learn of the baby’s birth, and whether it’s a boy or a girl, in the same way the births of generations of royals have been announced, with a note posted on an easel in front of Buckingham Palace.
The baby hasn’t even been born yet but a new royal is big business. Estimates by the UK-based Centre for Retail Research suggest retailers will sell $121 million worth of royal-related baby toys and souvenirs.
Kate and William, both aged 31, met when they were students at St. Andrews University and were married in April 2011 in a spectacular wedding broadcast around the world.
A standard room in the posh hospital costs around 5,800 euros per day.
I just wanted to photograph the commotion and convoy of cars. That was a personal decision we both made. To take a picture of her would have been over stepping the mark.
Thousands of people are gathering outside St Mary’s Hospital where Kate has been in labour for over 11 hours.
According to reports the palace has confirmed ‘Kate went into labour naturally and things are progressing well’
According to a poll conducted by Ipsos Mori last week wants 77 per cent of Brits keep the monarchy, Reuters reported. The British royal family has hardly ever had better support.
Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace waiting for news of the royal birth. The announcement will be posted on an easel by the gates of the Palace.