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Royal Birth Baby Watch Kate Middleton Due Date Arrives Crowds gather @ St Mary's Hospital
Royal Birth Baby Watch Kate Middleton Due Date Arrives Crowds gather @ St Mary's Hospital Lindo Wing || Royal Birth Baby Watch Kate Middleton Due Date Arrives and crowds gather at St Mary's Hospital's || Royal Baby: World Watches As Due Date Arrives The world's media has descended at the hospital where Kate is to give birth as her much speculated due date arrives.
The eyes of the world will be on St Mary's Hospital's Lindo Wing today as Kate's presumed due date arrives.
Kensington Palace has refused to comment on speculation July 13 is the Duchess' due date, conceding to reporters only that the baby is due "in July".
But that hasn't stopped the media frenzy outside the hospital.
"We've been looking at that baby bump for the past seven months and so you've got to be here to make sure you get the shot," CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata told Sky News.
He added: "The US' fascination with William and Kate goes back to their wedding day and that fairytale romance. Everyone loves Kate, and now it's the royal birth and we haven't seen one like this in 30 years. They are the closest thing we have to a royal family."
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Kate on her last solo public engagement before giving birth
While television crews, photographers and journalists from around the world await that all important first family photo, publications such as Harper's Bazaar prepare to chronicle a moment which will be pored over for generations to come.
Sacha Slater, deputy editor of Harper's Bazaar, said: "We all build our excitement as the event approaches.
"In December we were just wishing her the very best, hoping it all goes well.
"Now it's actually going to happen, we're getting very excited ourselves about what we can do to reflect the excitement of our readers and stimulate the whole baby frenzy the world's going to go into in the next few days."
And that must be a daunting prospect, according to Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty magazine.
"Kate will be find it completely terrifying to come to hospital and see the world waiting for her," she said.
"Diana came out with William in her arms and when she saw the press she was terrified. She got in the car and once around the corner and she just burst into tears."
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William was on the opposite team to Prince Harry
Security checks around the Lindo Wing are perhaps a sign the royal private birthing suite is soon to be occupied.
As the wait continues, Prince William joined his brother Prince Harry at a charity polo match in Gloucestershire.
The Kent and Curwen Royal Charity Polo Cup was held in aid of Sentebale and the Tusk Trust charities, which the Princes support.
In reality the only thing we can be sure of is the future King or Queen will be born when they are good and ready.