Earlier this week we learned that a group of CREEPY ASS royal babies managed to invade London, England but the city has yet to experience the hallowed arrival of the actual royal baby due from Prince William and Kate Middleton. As you may know, Kate has halted all of her official duties so that she can be ready to birth her baby. Members of the world media are anxiously awaiting the birth of her baby and they have already staked out their claim in front of the hospital where she is due to give birth. Additionally, the Royal Mint has announced that they will release a special “lucky coin” that will be minted in honor of the royal birth. Will and Kate’s royal baby will be here soon, are you excited?
The world’s press are descending in their hordes on the hospital in Central London where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth. Photographers and TV crews from across the globe have begun to assemble in anticipation outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where Prince William was born back in 1982. A press pen has been erected by the hospital at a safe distance and on the other side of the street from the building, with metal seats and ladders being placed in the designated area by the media. The 31-year-old is due to give birth to her first child with Prince William later this month, a fact confirmed by a royal spokesperson earlier this year. It has since been reported that the royal couple had been overheard discussing the due date as July 13, with a source telling a tabloid: “Some of Kate and William’s closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the royals recently. “They were all discussing the fact that Kate’s baby is due to be born on July 13. Everyone was very excited.” Kate Middleton and William reportedly don’t know whether they are expecting a son or daughter. Royal officials have revealed that the birth will be announced at Buckingham Palace’s gates, with the Queen, the Middleton family and other senior royals being informed of the baby news before it’s eventually made public.
Babies born on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge’s are in line for a lucky present – a silver coin. The Royal Mint, which has been making the British coinage for around 1,000 years, is giving away 2,013 pieces of currency to babies born as Kate’s child takes its first breath. The offer of the solid silver coin is open to any child born in the U.K. on the date, but is capped at 2,013. With an average of 2,000 children delivered daily in the U.K., the Royal Mint should be able to satisfy everyone who asks and can prove their baby was born on the big day. The coin – which comes in a pink or blue pouch and normally costs $43 – is engraved with the year 2013 and a shield of the Royal Arms. “The birth of the royal baby will be a joyous occasion not just for [the couple] but also for the whole nation, as we prepare to celebrate another remarkable milestone in their life journey together,” Shane Bissett, Director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint, said in a statement. “It will also be a special day for many mothers and fathers across the country as they too welcome the arrival of their new baby, hence why we wanted to extend this historical moment to them with a lucky silver penny.” Parents can get in touch with the Royal Mint through their Facebook page any time within 60 days following their child’s birth to claim one of the coins.
It’s crazy to think that Prince William’s child will be born in the same hospital where he was born … and that the media interest is just as insane as it was back then. Altho we likely still have some time to wait before Kate gives birth, the royal princess or prince will be here sooner than we think. I’m hoping for a July 13 due date because it could just as likely be a July 12th birthdate, too … then the royal baby would share my birthday :) If that is the case, I’m gonna need to get me one of those royal lucky coins. AHHH! The moment that we have been talking about and anticipating for months now is almost here! It’s so exciting, ain’t it?0