• Royal baby fever in overdrive as world waits for Kate to give birth

    Outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to the second royal baby, excitement is building. The throngs of Union Jack-clad supporters keeping a respectful distance until an announcement that the Duchess, née Kate Middleton, is in labour now feel that an official statement is imminent. Kate is thought to be several days past her due date This anticipation is fuelled by the fact that the media have begun congregating. Most tellingly, Sky news correspondent Kay Burley has taken up her post in readiness for the all-important news that Prince George's

  • Royal baby: What Mike Tindall will gift William and Kate's new arrival

    Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are set to be showered with gifts for their new royal baby – including a surprising gift from Mike Tindall. The former rugby player, who is married to William's cousin Zara Tindall, revealed he already has a special present in mind for the new arrival. Video: live stream at Lindo Wing Mike revealed that he bought Prince George a Gloucester rugby shirt following his birth in July 2013, and he plans to continue with the sporting theme by ensuring baby number two is a Leeds United supporter. "I got him (George) a

  • Prince William and Kate treat fans outside Lindo Wing to a sweet delivery

    It wasn't the delivery they were waiting for, but royal fans gathered outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital were still delighted by a sweet delivery of cakes and pastries arranged by William and Kate on Tuesday morning. Kensington Palace has confirmed that the couple, upon hearing of those camping outside the hospital where the Duchess - née Kate Middleton - is to give birth, arranged breakfast so that the waiting crowds knew "they were thinking of them". The boxes of pastries were reportedly wrapped in a pink ribbon, in what may be a hint at the gender

  • Royal baby: meet the key people helping Prince William and Kate

    Prince William and Kate have always known they can rely on the support of a close-knit circle of trusted friends and employees, and with a second baby about to make an entrance, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will no doubt be counting on them now more than ever. Kate is thought to be several days past her due date already. When the little Prince or Princess is finally delivered at the exclusive Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, the family will be able to enjoy the first few precious hours with the new arrival, safe in the

  • Royal baby: Kate spotted driving Prince George away from Buckingham Palace as wait continues

    As royal baby fever gathered momentum on Tuesday morning, fans and royal reporters gathered outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London were hopeful the Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton, would make an entrance. But hopes of early labour were dashed by reports of sightings of the mum-to-be driving herself and Prince George away from Buckingham Palace. Kate and George are regular visitors to Buckingham Palace's swimming pool The Duchess was spotted behind the wheel of her Range Rover on Tuesday morning after picking up her first-born and his Spanish nanny Maria Borrallo after the pair had made

  • The Queen and Prince Charles make personal donations to Nepal appeal

    On Monday, the Queen lead tributes to those lives lost during the earthquake which struck Nepal on Saturday and Sunday. Now, the 89-year-old monarch has donated personal money to the Disasters Emergency Committee's appeal to help the victims of the devastating natural disaster. Along with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen donated an undisclosed sum which will be used to help support the work of the DEC's 13-member organisations. The Queen, Charles, and Camilla have all donated undisclosed sums to help those affected in Nepal The Queen has a close association with Nepal: it is home to The Royal

  • Royal baby: Kate spotted driving Prince George away from Buckingham Palace as wait continues

    As royal baby fever gathered momentum on Tuesday morning, fans and royal reporters gathered outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London were hopeful the Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton, would make an entrance. But hopes of early labour were dashed by reports of sightings of the mum-to-be driving herself and Prince George away from Buckingham Palace. Kate and George are regular visitors to Buckingham Palace's swimming pool The Duchess was spotted behind the wheel of her Range Rover on Tuesday morning after picking up her first-born and his Spanish nanny Maria Borrallo after the pair had made

  • Royal baby fever in overdrive as world waits for Kate to give birth

    Outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to the second royal baby, excitement is building. The throngs of Union Jack-clad supporters keeping a respectful distance until an announcement that the Duchess, née Kate Middleton, is in labour now feel that an official statement is imminent. Kate is thought to be several days past her due date This anticipation is fuelled by the fact that the media have begun congregating. Most tellingly, Sky news correspondent Kay Burley has taken up her post in readiness for the all-important news that Prince George's

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton surprise royal watchers with pastries

    The excitement is at a fever pitch as royal baby watchers believed Kate Middleton had gone into labor Tuesday when officers were spotted doing a sweep outside St. Mary's Hospital in London and royal protection were spotted entering the side door of the Lindo Wing. It seems all the commotion was actually just a nice gesture on the part of Prince William and his wife. The royal couple sent coffee and cake to a group of fans who have been waiting outside for days for the arrival of their second child. Officers gathered outside St. Mary's Hospital Tuesday sending people into a frenzy Photo: Getty Images "William