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The Queen 'would like very much' for #RoyalBaby to arrive before she goes on holiday: http://bit.ly/12VxI8K
Royal babies: Five things you didn't know
By Bryony Jones, CNN
updated 2:05 PM EDT, Tue July 16, 2013
London (CNN) -- Amid all the excitement and wall-to-wall media coverage about the eagerly-awaited new addition to the royal family, you may think you know all you could ever want to about royal babies. But did you know...
So, has Kate popped the darn baby out yet? There are vBets riding on this, you know.
10 Quotes from Queen Victoria on the Miseries of Royal Motherhood
Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51762...#ixzz2ZQFHHml6Queen Victoria (1819-1901) might be considered the queen of working mothers. She had nine children and ruled the largest empire on earth. But Victoria—Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and Empress of India—detested babies, childbirth, and all that muck.
She wrote volumes of letters, both official and personal. Occasionally her true feeling leaked through her official letters, but in her private ones, notably those written to her firstborn daughter Victoria The Princess Royal (Vicky), they positively soaked the page. Below are some choice words Her Majesty had for the business of babies.
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Extra police arrive at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, amid speculation Kate and William on their way - @thetimes' @DavidhBrown
The "watchers", media and others, need to calm down. It is still "mid-July" which was the only "due date" that was officially stated. There is wringing of hands over her being "over due" all over the place now. So silly!
Also, saw yet another tabloid with delivery details yesterday. Camilla apparently collapsed in a drunken stupor during Kate's labor, according to this one.
Honestly, if I was Kate I would have paid (donated?) a lot of money to the hospital to set up for me, publicize that I'd be there, let photographers camp out there; and then I would go to another hospital.
It surprises me that the royal use regular hospitals - you'd think that they could get most treatments at home, no? Better security and privacy? Many people give birth at home after all.
I've seen suggestions that they lied and she will be somewhere else. I have hard time believing that as it would be a PR disaster for the Palace to have intentionally lied to the world.
I agree PDilemma - they won't lie to the world, especially for such an important occasion, not their style. Part of the thinking is also likely a feeling of obligation to their subjects, by keeping them informed about something of such great interest and importance. Plus, this is exactly how it was for William - same hospital, same method of informing the public (with the addition of Palace's internet channels of course ).