Royal Roundup: Duchess of Cornwall ‘Excited’ for Royal Birth

Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, and Queen Elizabeth II arrive in a golf buggy to tour part of the Coronation Festival yesterday in the Buckingham Palace garden. (Photo via AP)

Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, and Queen Elizabeth II arrive in a golf buggy to tour part of the Coronation Festival in the Buckingham Palace garden yesterday, July 11. (Photo via AP)

Yesterday, Carole and Mike Middleton, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall accompanied Queen Elizabeth II at a concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation. Zara Tindall and Princess Beatrice were also in attendance, says People. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was not present; she remains out of the public eye as she and Prince William await the birth of their child, the heir to the British throne. At the concert, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed she is “excited” for the birth of the royal heir, says CBS.

More photos:

The Prince of Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, and the Duchess of Cornwall in the royal box. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

The Prince of Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, and the Duchess of Cornwall in the royal box. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Her Majesty The Queen visiting exhibits at the Coronation Festival on July 11. (Photo: Express Newspapers via AP Images)

Her Majesty The Queen visiting exhibits at the Coronation Festival on July 11. (Photo: Express Newspapers via AP Images)

Pippa and James Middleton in the royal box. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Pippa and James Middleton in the royal box. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Princess Eugenie and Zara Phillips in the royal box. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Princess Eugenie and Zara Phillips in the royal box. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Princesses Beatrice (left) and Eugenie watch as marzipan is made at the Coronation Festival. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Princesses Beatrice (left) and Eugenie watch as marzipan is made at the Coronation Festival. (Photo: Press Association via AP Images)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex. (Photo: Rex Features via AP)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex. (Photo: Rex Features via AP)

  • While it is recognized that the royal family has a number of well-kept traditions, Radio Times looks at the ways which the royal birth will sustain tradition, but also allow for a few modern twists.
  • An Asda store in Llangefni, Anglesey which claims to have been visited previously by the Duchess, has dedicated a parking space to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the child they are expecting. The parent-and-child space features two parents and a child with crowns on, and features the text: “HRH reserved”. The space also has an assumedly unofficial member of the royal guard who is overseeing the spot, reports Metro.
  • In the wake of all of the royal baby memorabilia that has been hitting the market in anticipation of the royal birth, Mashable looks at vintage royal baby items that were produced when Prince Charles and Princess Diana were expecting the birth of Prince William.
  • From a “Royal Child” exhibit at the Athenaeum Hotel to crown cakes at Balcon Restaurant, Forbes has an article featuring a list of all the delightful things one can do to celebrate the royal baby.
  • In celebration of the birth of the future heir to the British throne, when the royal baby arrives, the first one thousand arriving passengers in each terminal of Heathrow airport will receive a complimentary T-shirt and gift box. Departing passengers will receive the same, mentions Gadling.
  • E! Online spoke with London officer Constable Neville recently, as he’s been patrolling the area around St. Mary’s Hospital where the media has been gathered for a while now. He mentioned that the media has been quite quiet so far, causing no trouble. They also spoke with members of the media, who said they hope that the royal baby is met with respectful silence instead of disruptive noise and chaos.