Royal Baby Watch: Kate Middleton Labor Creates Hectic Scene At St Mary’s Hospital [PHOTOS]

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    NBC Today reporter, Natalie Morales, knits baby booties for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child in the media pen next to St Mary's Hospital in London Wednesday. Reuters
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    People sported Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, masks outside of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on Thursday. Reuters
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    Onlookers view the gathering media in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital where Kate Middleton is currently in labor. Reuters
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    Police officers standing guard in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge is currently in labor with her first child. Reuters
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    Fan of the royal family, Margaret Tyler, waiting outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth. Reuters
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    Women pretending to be the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, outside of St Mary's Hospital on Thursday. Reuters
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    Artist Kaya Mar poses for with his "satirical" Madonna and Child painting outside of St Mary's Hospital on Thursday. Reuters
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    A royal family fan outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with fellows fans on Friday. Reuters
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    A Prince Harry lookalike visit the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital Wednesday. Reuters
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    Royal fans siting outside St Mary's Hospital last week showing off their UK pride. Reuters
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    A woman advertises a betting shop odds board outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on Thursday. Bidders have bet on everything to do with the royal baby from its name, to future profession. Reuters
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    Photographers fix remote-controlled camera to a pen in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on Monday awaiting the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child. Reuters
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Hoards of photographers and fans have been waiting outside St Mary’s Hospital in London for over three weeks in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, arriving in labor. While the expectant royal arrived at the medical facility relatively unnoticed early Monday morning, the scene of interested locals and media has continued to grow.

The large crowd, which is congregating across the street from the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London where Middleton, 31, is currently in labor, has yet to capture an image of Britain's newest royal, but they haven't spent their time there in vain. A Prince Harry lookalike was the first to cause a scene at the infamous wing, where the late Princess Diana delivered both her sons, including expectant father Prince William. The unidentified individual, who completed the stunt in an effort to promote the Twitter hashtag #RoyalTeddy, arrived wearing a military uniform, sporting Prince Harry's signiture red locks and even bearing gifts for the royal baby all accompanied by a man in a teddy bear suit Tuesday.

While the Prince Harry impersonator was the first to start the trend of unusual Lindo wing guests, others have also paid a visit to the wing dressed as members of the royal family. An unidentified group of five women showed wearing Kate Middleton masks and pregnant bellies Thursday, followed by a man in a Prince William mask who also posed for photographers. Commoners have also created a stir at the site where longtime royal family support, Terry Hutt, made an appearance wearing a Union Jack uniform last week sporting a sign that read: "Congratulations Prince William, Catherine, hip, hip, hooray."

Palace officials confirmed in a statement Monday that the Duchess was in the "early stages of labor" as of early Monday morning. The child's birth announcement, which will include information regarding its gender, weight and birth date, will be on display outside of Buckhingam Palace directly after the child's birth. Middleton is currently in the labor with her husband, Prince William, at St Mary's Hospital. (To view a live stream of the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital click here).

 

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