Kensington Palace puts Twitter in a spin with royal baby throwback photo

After Kensington Palace announced that updates about William and Kate's royal baby would come via social media, royal watchers have been glued to the residence's official Twitter feed. As the wait for the new arrival carries on, however, it seems that the media team behind the account are keen to provide some light relief for their impatient followers.

There was a flurry of excitement on Thursday afternoon when a post featuring a photo of William and Kate outside the Lindo Wing appeared online beginning: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce their son.

While some initially hoped that the tweet heralded an exciting announcement, they quickly realised that it was a flashback post to July 2013 as it continued: "Introduce their son Prince George to the world for the 1st time #ThrowbackThursday."

Royal fans were swift to reply to the message, with some jokily saying the Palace were "teasing" their followers and being "cruel" and others praising the team behind the social media account for being "very clever" and having a sense of humour.

More evidence that all eyes are on the London residence where Kate is waiting patiently for her second baby to arrive, came earlier on Thursday when a convoy of cars leaving the palace caused yet another spark of excitement on Twitter.

A convoy of cars leaving Kensington Palace caused yet another stir on Twitter

Many speculated that the fleet of vehicles was the Duchess on her way to the private maternity unit at St Mary's Hospital, but it turned out to be grandfather-to-be Prince Charles who had been visiting his son and daughter-in-law.

While royal fans have been jumping at possible hints that Prince George's brother or sister is on his way, however, it seems it could still be several days before the little one's arrival.

Parking restrictions at the Lindo Wing have been extended until 5 May

Parking restrictions outside the Lindo Wing have been extended from 30 April to Tuesday 5 May – meaning that William and Kate's second-born is more likely to arrive in May.

While the baby's April due date meant that the baby could be born on the Queen's birthday, 21 April, or William and Kate's fourth wedding anniversary, 29 April it's now possible that it could arrive on the May Bank Holiday on 5 May, or even the day of the General Election on 7 May.

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