Photographers await arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Royal baby…

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Photographers have already started to descend outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where Kate Middleton is due to give birth to the Royal baby.

Although Kate’s official due date is not until mid July, photographers are taking no chances and have already begun camping outside the Lindo Wing in London to ensure they retrieve the first images of the new, third-in-line-to-the-throne.

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The frenzy began when Westminster Council laid down a parking ban outside the entrance to the private wing so that Kate and her officials would have plenty of room to park should she go into labour early.

Kate Middleton hospital press pen

To make sure the area doesn’t get too busy the hospital has erected a press pen for photographers and journalists to start their waiting game for the first pictures of the new arrival.

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The area is now covered with ladders to make sure that they get the best shot while masking tape covers the ground where members of the press have staked and claimed their position.

It is hoped that Kate and Wills will appear on the steps of the Lindo Wing just as Diana and Prince Charles did back in 1982 after Prince William was born at the same hospital.

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