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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.
- 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.
- Bets continue on the sex, name, hair color, and various other characteristics of the royal baby. Including guesses on the future school and occupation of the yet to be born heir. Right now, the British are betting five to one that the child of the Duke and Duchess will be born on July 14, the French national holiday of Bastille Day.
- 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.