ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The wait for the royal baby could go on for another week, as parking restrictions outside the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth were
Royal baby superfan celebrates birthday outside hospital
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STORY: The wait for the royal baby could go on for another week, as parking restrictions outside the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth were extended to May 5.
Kensington Palace have never revealed the exact due date for the Duchess but she is thought to be a week overdue.
Doctors could wait another week before inducing her, meaning that would be next Thursday (May 7), the same day as Britain’s general election.
As the ‘Great Kate Wait’ continues, royal super fans have been making their own entertainment as they camp outside the hospital.
Terry Hutt, who has been sleeping on a bench for the past ten days, celebrated his 80th birthday with fellow royal fans.
His friends bought him a cake and cards but what he really wants for his birthday is for the baby to arrive.
“I’m overwhelmed to be quite honest. If it comes today, it will be a lovely present,” he said.
He’s been a fan of the monarchy since the age of 4 and has brought presents and prepared separate placards for both a prince and a princess, to congratulate the couple.
Hutt’s wife doesn’t share his passion and hasn’t made the pilgrimage to London for the birth.
Hutt said she thinks he’s mad: “I’ve been married 53 years. It’s too late to get rid of me isn’t it.”
He added that seeing the royals gives him a buzz.
“It’s lovely to see them. What more can I say. It’s like going to a football match and watching a goal.”
Kate gave birth to her first child, Prince George Alexander Louis, in July 2013 at London’s St Mary’s hospital to a worldwide media fanfare. Back then the world’s media camped out for weeks waiting for the birth. This time no one is allowed inside the media pens until the Duchess has been admitted.