Press And Parking Police Gear Up For Kate Middleton’s Royal Delivery

Though St. James’s Palace has not confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge’s exact due date (one won’t hold one’s breath), London is taking no chances as far as safety and privacy are confirmed.  Parking suspensions have already been posted in and around St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, some extended as far as the end of the month.

Members of the press have begun setting up outside the Lindo Wing, where HRH is expected to deliver Prince or Princess Third-In-Line.  Sky News royal reporter Paul Harrison has already been tweeting from the spot made famous in 1982 after Prince Charles and Princess Diana walked out with Second-In-Line.

Australia’s Herald Sun reports that hardware store Edgeware Road Select & Save  has been selling paint ladders like hotcakes as of late.

“I didn’t know what was going on, everybody all arrived and were buying ladders and they were carrying big cameras and these things,” a shopkeeper told the paper.

The amount of reporters and photographers mapping out their designated area opposite the hospital will only grow as the days wear on.

Though Catherine is planning to give birth at St. Mary’s, back-up plans are in place should she be visiting her parents in Bucklebury or (Heaven help us) be stuck up in Anglesey, Wales.