All eyes on the door to Britain’s royal future
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