LONDON – Avid fans of the United Kingdom’s royal family were camping on Tuesday outside of the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was expected to give birth to her third child.
Maria Scott, Terry Hutt and John Loughrey have been staked out next to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s hospital in London since Sunday, according to the epa photojournalist who spotted them.
They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newest addition to the royal family, and securing a spot outside the hospital would ensure they catch the first public appearance of the new royal, whenever he or she is born.
Adorned in outfits patterned in Union Jacks – the flag of the UK – the trio are familiar faces at events related to the royal family.
Catherine was expected to give birth later in the month to her third child with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
Prince George was born in 2013 and Princess Charlotte two years later.