Journalists on constant watch outside St. Mary’s Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth, are finding fun ways to kill time while they wait.
Trapped in a maze of equipment and unable to wander too far from their designated spots, they have been poking fun at each other – posting signs on each other’s step ladders with messages such as “as seen on TV!” and “will work for food!”
Sky News Correspondent Paul Harrison said with a smile: “Don’t feed the photographers is probably my favourite of all of them. But, yeah, you probably shouldn’t feed them!”
Jo Boundes of Mother and Baby Magazine added: “I think it’s just a bit of fun as well because when you’re sitting on a ladder for the best part of a day you want to have a fun time as well.”
The first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or Kate and Wills as they are affectionately known, will be third in line to succeed to the British throne.
For the expectant journalists at the hospital, the camaraderie will be replaced with fierce focus the moment the child is born.