All eyes on the door to Bri­tain’s royal fu­ture

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MORE than 150 000 peo­ple have viewed a 24-hour live stream of the door­way to the Lon­don hos­pi­tal where the Duchess of Cam­bridge was ex­pected to give birth, The Sun said yes­ter­day.

The news­pa­per launched the gim­mick on Wed­nes­day as ex­cite­ment over the birth mounts across the coun­try.

Kate, 31, was ex­pected to give birth in the pri­vate Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hos­pi­tal, where her hus­band, Prince Wil­liam, and his brother Prince Harry were born.

The me­dia has been camped out­side the door­way in swel­ter­ing heat since the be­gin­ning of the month, while the ru­moured due date of July 13 has been and gone. Buck­ing­ham Palace has re­fused to con­firm a date, say­ing only that the baby is due in July.

“The tabloids dubbed her Waity Katie,” wrote a Times re­porter, re­fer­ring to the nick­name given to the duchess be­fore she fi­nally re­ceived a mar­riage pro­posal from Wil­liam. “Now the royal mother-tobe has her re­venge.”

So far, there is lit­tle to see on the Sun’s live stream.

“Oc­ca­sion­ally a doc­tor walks into the hos­pi­tal,” the news­pa­per wrote. “Some­times the po­lice change shift. Once in a while it gets re­ally ex­cit­ing and a taxi drives past.” – Sapa-dpa

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