LONDON – Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of England, and his wife Kate Middleton are anticipating the birth of their second child, as the Duchess of Cambridge has passed her due date.
While the Duke of Cambridge was waiting on Saturday, some the British royal family’s supporters had already gathered in front of the central London hospital, where Kate plans to give birth.
Five devotees have camped outside St. Mary Hospital, waving British flags and awaiting the birth of the child who will be fourth in the line of succession to the British crown.
British media spoke to one of the ladies in waiting, fifty-year-old Londoner Kathy Martin, who said that two men presented them a box of croissants and pastries as a gesture of the Duke’s gratitude for her support.
“What surprised me was that they had pink ribbons around the boxes – could it mean there’s a girl on the way?” Martin surmised.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who married four years ago, are parents to Prince George, who will turn two in July, and is third in line to the throne after his father and grandfather, Prince Charles.