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In photos: How the media is surviving the 'Great Kate Wait'

Royal officials have remained vague about the due date of the baby so the world media’s has been camped since July 1 outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London where Kate, growing increasingly impatient with what has been dubbed the “Great Kate Wait.”

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Here we have what is being called a “media pen,” located opposite the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, where Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth sometime... in the future.

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Like most penned-in enclosures, this one features time served...

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Helpful signage...

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And inmates trying to escape via any means necessary.

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Here CNN reporter Max Foster offers thorough analysis on the latest breaking developments on -- wait, right. Nothing’s goin’ on, Max.

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Meantime, NBC’s Natalie Morales kicks back ... and knits baby booties. There is such a thing as getting too close to a story.

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Unlike the media, royal fans are free to roam, and here we have a couple die-hards whose love of Union Jack paraphernalia is surpassed only by their love of sitting around waiting for wriggly, wailing heirs.

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Royal superfan Margaret Tyler is leaving nothing up to chance.

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Londoners are sweating through a heat wave, and John Loughrey here came prepared with royal survival gear, including warm hat, reflective gear and a tent.

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And what royal birth would be complete without publicity hounds, including a Prince Harry lookalike and a crown-wearing bear.

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Mr. Bear reconsiders his life priorities.

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“Captain, these people are creeping me out.”

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