Camping outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital for more than a week, some of the royal faithful received a very special surprise.
No, it was not a glimpse of The Duchess of Cambridge entering hospital but breakfast from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kensington Place sent a sent a special delivery from a local shop with pastries and coffee for those waiting for the royal birth.
“I can feel my hands now. I was in shock,” commented Terry Hutt. Mr Hutt claims to have been a royalist since the age of four when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited his parents after the Blitz in London and left him with a souvenir mug. Known as ‘The Union Jack Man’, Terry spent 13 days on the same bench outside the Lindo Wing awaiting the arrival of Prince George in 2013.
Kathy Martin, 50, from Beckenham, London, said: “Two men arrived with a box of these wonderful pastries and said they were from the palace as a gift from the Duke and Duchess to say thank you for our support.” Kathy Martin, one of the royal fans commented.
“It was really special and we noticed straight away that they were wrapped in pink ribbons. We think it’s a sign they are having a girl,” noted Martin
One of the younger ‘campers’, teenager Amy Tompson who has been outside St Mary’s for eight days said she was “touched” by the kind gesture of William and Kate. “It was just so thoughtful and kind and it shows how grateful they are for our support.
Of course, this is not the first time royal watchers were given refreshments during their wait. In 2011, The Duchess of Cornwall gave cups of tea to those waiting outside of Clarence House for William and Catherine’s wedding.
Royal fans from around the world wait for news of The Duchess of Cambridge being admitted to hospital. Royal Central will provide any and all updates as everyone patiently waits for the birth of baby Cambridge.
Photo Credit: James Brookes 2015