London prepares to celebrate Royal Baby’s arrival

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.


Flags have been placed at various locations such as Victoria Train Station. Photo: Jordon Squibb

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.


The entrance to the Lindo Wing where the royal couple will pose for pictures with their newborn. Photo: Jordon Squibb

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.

Heathrow’s gift idea comes after Royal Mint revealed they plan to give babies born on the same day as the Royal Baby a commemorative coin.
The Museum of London is to hold a Royal Baby exhibition to mark Prince William and Kate’s first child. The exhibition will show visitors how Royal babies have been kitted out in the Royal Family through the years, including Charles I, George III and Edward VII, while the Athenaeum Hotel in the city is holding an afternoon tea and photo exhibition showcasing pictures of royal babies from Victorian times to present day of Prince William as a baby.
As the world waits to hear the news of the baby’s arrival the Queen has revealed “No sign yet,” and said she hopes the comes soon as she will be going on holiday next week.
The 87-year-old monarch was speaking to children when she said she would like the baby to be born soon as she will going on holiday next week.
“I would very much like it to arrive, I’m going on holiday,” the Queen told children as she visited Lake Windermere.