As the world waits for the arrival of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, the city of London is preparing for the newborn.
Pregnant Kate is expected to give birth any day now and when the announcement is made, it is expected crowds will gather outside the hospital in Paddington hoping to catch a glimpse of baby Cambridge, when the couple leave the hospital.
The world’s media is already camped outside the Lindo Wing and Buckingham Palace as news stations from around the world plan to mark the occasion of the first royal heir since 1982, when William was born.
Flags have been put up around the city including by Buckingham Palace, the Mall and stations such as Victoria Train Station.
It has also been revealed that shortly after the birth of the baby, a 41-gun salute will take place in Green Park next to the palace, with crowds gathering to cheer and celebrate the latest edition to the royal family.
Earlier this week, Heathrow airport announced plans to give gift boxes to the first 1000 passengers at each of their terminals after Kate gives birth.
The gift box will include British goods including shortbread biscuits and Twinings tea.