Fans have been camped outside St Mary’s hospital in London for days, anxiously awaiting the birth of royal baby numero dos, also known as RB2. The babe is several days overdue, because why wouldn’t RB2 opt to stay cozy in Mama’s belly instead of out into this crazy world?
It’s been a little chilly over the past week, so Prince William and Duchess Kate figured a reward was definitely earned by the patient royalists. The royal couple sent over hot drinks and yummy pastries for breakfast to the makeshift camp set up across the road from the Lindo Wing.
Croissants, danishes and coffee – surprisingly not tea – were delivered at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning after yet another cold night of waiting.
A palace source confirmed the sweet gesture to People: “They saw they had been camped out and wanted to send over some breakfast.”
Maria Scott told the magazine that two men came with two white boxes tied up in pink ribbons and 10 cups of coffee. “They knocked on the tent and said, ‘Good morning, we have a present from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.'”
John Loughrey, who has been at the hospital since April 16 (um, that’s nearly two weeks!), said, “We’re really touched — we thank them with all our hearts.”
What would cap off this day? If RB2 decides enough is enough and comes out already! We might not be waiting in the cold for two weeks, but we’ve still been more than patient.