With Royal Baby Due in Britain, Street Is a Waiting Zone – NYTimes.comThe wait continues for the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child: http://nyti.ms/12lVjzr
The royal baby will be third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William. Prince Harry will be bounced down to fourth place. Here’s the royal line of succession.
Meanwhile, the wait continues. A small frisson of excitement shivered through the crowd outside St. Mary’s on Wednesday, when a helicopter was spotted overhead, but it turned out to contain a regular citizen having a health emergency, not a duchess having a baby.
In truth, no one is even sure that people are in fact waiting in the correct place. The journalists’ camp is set up at the front entrance to the Lindo Wing, a private ward of the hospital. This is where Prince William — the first heir to the throne to be born in a hospital, rather than at home — was himself born, in 1982, and where the new baby is also reportedly to be born.