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Royal baby due at height of general election campaign

18 March 2015

4:37 PM

18 March 2015

4:37 PM

Two of the biggest media circuses are set to collide. The 2013 press storm that greeted the arrival of Prince George looks likely to return when the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to her second child. Today Catherine revealed that the baby is due next month. ‘I’m due in mid-April, to the end of April,’ the young royal told a crowd of wellwishers.

This is of course right in the middle of the general election campaign. With broadcasters and newspapers spread out over the country covering an already testing five party election, Mr S suspects political coverage will grind to a halt for at least 24 hours as all media eyes turn once again to the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

Although it is customary for party leaders to send their congratulations to the royal family after a birth, Mr S wonders if  Natalie Bennett, whose party hopes to abolish the monarchy, will get round to sending a card?


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