18 July 2013 by

#RoyalBabyWatch Continues: The Latest News From The Queen's Holiday Impatience To The Fans Waiting Outside St Mary’s Hospital

Anticipation for the arrival of the Royal Baby has hit an all time high here at Grazia HQ and while we take a collective gasp every time reports of a helicopter flying over the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth appear on twitter, that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the excitement and speculation about Kate's impending labour. Here's a roundup of the latest information from #RoyalBabyWatch:

Have Kate and William left for London?

It's been reported that the royal couple have left Kate's parent's home in Bucklebury for London. They apparently left the house with a police escort at 3pm today (19th July). It is yet to be revealed whether they are heading for St. Mary's Hospital where Kate is due to give birth in the Lindo Wing or their home at Kensington Palace. A palace rep said, "We wouldn't comment on the exact whereabouts of the Duke and Duchess – we wouldn't normally do so in their private time." - US Weekly

The Queen is getting impatient

While the nation has had a heatwave to distract attention away from Kate's bump, the Queen is getting rather impatient to meet her great grandchild now. While on a series of official engagements in the Lake District a plucky 10-year-old lad asked HRH whether she would prefer the Royal Baby to be a boy or a girl. Her majesty replied, "I don't think I mind. I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday." - The Telegraph

Kate's American double won't be reprising her role, just yet

Girls actress Allison Williams, who has previously played Kate Middleton in a series of skits for Funny or Die, says she won't be stepping into the mother-to-be's LK Bennett shoes again just yet despite her excitement about the birth being “very, very high — like an 8 or 9.” She explained: ”It's not the right time. We have to hope that, down the line, they continue to multiply and our schedules work out so we can do a part deux.” - The Cut

Fans set up camp outside the hospital

As if Kate weren't under enough pressure, fans from all over the world have congregated outside St Mary's Hospital to wish her well. 79-year-old Terry Hutt, a lifelong royal supporter has already been there a week and plans to remain in his spot until the baby is born. Swathed in Union Jacks he revealed, "It doesn't matter what weather, rain or snow, I'm always there for a Royal occasion. That split second glimpse makes it worthwhile." - The Telegraph

You can bet on it

Punters have so far bet more than £1million on the Royal Baby including the name, sex and date of birth. It's a record for the non-sports market with one punter laying down £1,000 on the baby being a boy and another betting £5,000 on it being a girl. - The Mirror

David Beckham is hoping for a Baby David

Becks has offered his full support to first time parents Kate and William. He said of the royal couple: "They're going to be amazing parents - because they are so loving towards children. William has grown from that young boy into an unbelievable gentleman. And that's a great quality for a father." The father of four also had a rather cheeky idea for a name: "David's pretty good. I think they should go for David - if it's a boy!" - Sky News


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