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Photos: Meet London’s royal baby fanatics

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At the ready.
By Caitlin Hu
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Fans of the British royal family have been camping out for days around St. Mary’s Hospital in London in expectation of the birth of Prince George’s sibling. The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was admitted on Saturday morning.

Draped in the Union Jack, avid admirers decorated the exterior of the hospital’s private Lindo Wing with homemade posters, while a representative of UK bookmaker Paddy Power offered bets on the royal baby’s name.

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A fan of the royal family wears a Union Jack hat decorated with badges outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London
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Fans of the Royal family wait outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London, April 20, 2015
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Fans of the Royal family wait outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London, April 21, 2015
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Police officers chat to a royal enthusiast who is camping outside the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital
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Royal enthusiasts sit outside the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital
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Royal enthusiast Terry Hutt tidies up wet decorations posted outside the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital
A woman poses next to a betting board outside the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital

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