Duchess Kate & Prince William have returned to London, but there’s still no baby

Baby Crumpets isn’t here. I really, really thought for sure that we would have a royal baby “crowning” this weekend. Well, it hasn’t happened. Yet. I guess there’s still half a Sunday left, so maybe it will happen overnight and we’ll get news tomorrow morning? I don’t know. Let’s hope. And for all of those conspiracy theorists who think it’s possible that Kate gave birth and no one said anything… while I don’t doubt that’s what Prince William would have loved to do, I don’t think that’s allowed constitutionally, you know? This baby is the heir. There’s protocol. And the palace keeps saying that they will issue a statement when Kate does go into the hospital.

So, what’s going on right now? Well, we aren’t even completely sure where Kate and William are right now. But people have theories. Some highlights of various reports going around:

*It’s thought that on Friday, Kate and William traveled from Bucklebury to London, where they’re back to staying at their Kensington Palace cottage. KP is just two miles away from St. Mary’s Hospital, where Kate is due to give birth.

*Per People Mag: “William is now using up vacation time rather than going back to North Wales for his next round of shifts as a helicopter rescue pilot. He is expected to be on parental leave once the baby is born.” How much vacation time does William get? Because he seems to get an awful lot of “vacation time”.

*Queen Elizabeth still doesn’t give a crap about this baby if the baby dares to interrupt her holiday plans. The Express says that no matter what, the Queen is going on holiday to Scotland and she leaves at the end of this week. If Kate doesn’t give birth soon, the Queen won’t meet the baby until October!

*The Express also says that William and Kate are not going to bring the baby to Scotland this year no matter what (usually the royal family spends August & September in Scotland).

*Everyone is still going with the story that Kate was never lying about her due date, that she was always due “mid-July” and that she is currently several days overdue.

*William “will resume royal duties next month, undertaking ‘one or two’ engagements.” That IS how he sees his royal duties, isn’t it? One or two engagements a summer. Sources also say William will “make a decision” about whether or not to leave the RAF next month because his tour of duty doesn’t officially end until September. So, after his paternity leave, he’ll have to go back to work for about a month I guess.

*It’s being said that Kate really does not want to be induced because she was hoping for “as natural a birth as possible.”

*The journalists outside of St. Mary’s are nutting up. Seriously, have you watched CNN or E! News’ updates? They are so bored and it’s so expensive to wait out there for weeks on end. I think most of those journalists must go out drinking together at night.

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  1. PHD Gossip says:

    Waity lied about her due date and now it will backfire.

    • Mary says:

      This whole pregnancy has been sketchy…starting with HG diagnosis and now the due date. I guess Grandma Carole was right about the baby being a leo.

      • Diana says:

        Oh, please. I’m no fan, but first babies are often overdue and there are sometimes fears about inductions.

        And, I’m sorry, but what’s wrong with HG? It’s a real thing. Why is that sketchy?

      • Chutzpah says:


        The HG thing started I think end Nov/beginning Dec? If this baby is full term and born in a few days time that would have meant she had HG at less than 4 weeks.

        Sketchy indeed she has always looked tiny – I suspect it was an IVF/IUI/ICI job when she went in and they will induce a couple weeks early

      • PHD Gossip says:

        Waity was hospitalized December 3 for HG. Do the math and it seems she had the first experience of morning sickness that she drama queens into an international furor.

      • Noodle says:

        OK…NO. I hate to white knight– but unless you had HG yourself, step off.

        I had it starting about 1.5 to two weeks after conception. So early that not even a blood test could tell if I was pregnant.

        So, yes, it is most definitely possible to have HG that early.

        Also, my HG pregnancy? Was born in July. That means, the child was conceived in October and I was sick from October on.

      • Amanda says:

        I wonder if she went to the hospital not because of HG but because she was getting IVF treatment instead. The whole thing did seem fishy. If the baby isn’t born today, then her mom will be right about it being a Leo.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        Noodle calm down.
        HG can happen as soon as implantation. It happens THAT early!
        HG is just a more severe form of morning sickness. It’s awful and at least 15% of women choose to abort than live through the hell that HG is. Kate did not have HG. She didn’t even have morning sickness past a few weeks and never had an issue putting on weight.

        Please drop this dumb HG excuse the palace cooked up for sympathy. Do not discount the true suffering real women go throughevery day during what is to be the happiest time of their lives.

      • TinyTurtle says:

        You can have HG from pretty much when you conceive until the end of the pregnancy.

        How do I know this? I got sick with both of mine from the first week, had to be hospitalized both times.

        I threw up all day, everyday of both of my pregnancy’s until I delivered

        EVERY DAY :p

        And I was almost 44 weeks with my last one, and I had a ultra sound at 5 weeks so the dates were correct.

        So yes you can be quite late, though I don’t recommend it.

      • Noodles says:

        Kittens Mittens– I know all this. I had HG, as I said, and yes, we did consider alternatives when it felt like it would never end.

        Obviously, as someone who has had HG, I am not discounting it, nor am I just magically buying the palace’s stance– I’m just not a fan of people being negative about the situation when they personally have not had it.

        I saw your comment on Norovirus– that’s a good thought. I’ve had that too (luck of having kids at preschool) and I could see how someone might think that amount of violent vomiting would be HG– but it is odd that a doctor would say so, as Noro pretty much is all day nonstop while HG really seemed to show up after one eats/drinks (and doesn’t go away in a day or so).

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        Apologies . Part of my post disappeared. I meant calm do n to you because people here can be ignorant to the truth. The rest was meant to clarify HG to the above posters. Not to you.

        The Noro Virus is awful and highly contagious. It was also sweeping across the UK within that timeframe. Yes a doctor would never release patient info. They never said anything with Kate. The palace said HG and jumped the gun in doing so. You get diagnosed that fast maybe on 2nd pregnancy, but not 1st or that quickly. It’s more likely they held her in the hospital because she’s carrying the future heir to the throne and gets the highest treatment. I just can’t imagine anyone driving while informing the family approved pap that they’ll be arriving at a hospital so far away from their home.
        I’m truly sympathetic you’ve dealt with HG. To tell you the symptoms after you’ve gone through it would be awful of me.

        To add.I agree people shouldn’t be so negative and discount the torture of vomiting all the time with extreme pain to top it all off. I’m more offended though that someone would go with a lie claiming HG to get out of charity work. That is more sickening to me. She may not have claimed to have HG, but she ran with it and cancelled all appearances except the fun ones to rub elbows with celebs.

    • angelique says:

      Yes. What goes around comes around.

    • Monkia says:

      http://bit.ly/15YZLIN Royal baby’s arrival any time now. Watch live video from Kate’s hospital.

  2. QQ says:

    Can we call the baby HRH OF BABY CRUMPETS for a few months whenever it does comr?

  3. Oops says:

    Nothing extraordinary, I know a woman who gave birth after more than 10 months of pregnancies and for each of her daughters, who were born healthy, certain babies aren’t in a hurry

  4. Enn says:

    First babies are often late. It must be exhausting when the entire world is speculating about the state of your uterus. My friend went to 41 weeks and 4 days (yes, she had a countdown) and at the end she simply shut her phone off because she was so sick of the texts and calls.

  5. Faye says:

    These two lie about everything; why not the due date as well? I can see them doing it just for giggles, because it amuses Waity to watch the media on Womb Watch on her account.

    I think it’s backfiring, though, because people are just getting bored at this point. It’s summer and most people have better things to think about.

  6. angelique says:

    Remember when Waity had “HG” back in early December and a hospital nurse hung herself due to a variety of reasons including issues that arose from Kate’s stay? Well, as Waity’s pregnancy lengthens by the day, it is clear that she never could have been 8 weeks along when the HG supposedly hit. I think it was just a case of morning sickness that she and her mom exploited to get Willy boy back to her side.
    So sad someone had to die. Seriously bad karma.

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I wish them a safe delivery and a healthy, happy baby when nature decides the time is right.

  8. Lindy79 says:

    To be fair I think I’d lie too if it were me just to throw the press off.

    • Anna says:

      I see absolutely no gain in lying and misleading the press. As said above, they are OBLIGATED to inform the press and the public, bc an heir is basically public domain. Plus they know they arent gonna win any points by jerking the press around. And they certainly wouldn’t be jerking THE QUEEN around, esp with her holiday plans and all (tho what’s the big deal about going to Scotland with the baby? It might enjoy the fresh air). I really dont think there’s a conspiracy at all, bc there’s no motive for it. Just a little moppet wanting to chill indoors for a bit. I was 2 weeks late coming out myself – as my mom says, you sure got comfortable in there!

  9. Amelia says:

    It’s quite funny watching some of the ‘fish ‘n chip papers’* steadily descending into madness because of the lack of baby news.
    Outside of the media, I really don’t think that many people are interested. I find it mildly interesting that there’s a new heir on the way, but to be honest I’m more interested in the Tour de France’s evening finish tonight.
    (ie: the papers so crappy you only use ‘em to wrap fish and chips in).

    • the original bellaluna says:

      The E! (aka Kartrashian) channel website is absolutely running circles round themselves covering the “lack of coverage” of this baby. I don’t even click on their link anymore.

    • NM9005 says:

      I live in the UK and as a foreigner, I am more ‘excited’ than any English person I met! They really don’t give a crap. Heck, I came home and had to find out through the internet about the possible birth this week because NOBODY even mentioned it. Not even sporadically through strangers. I was like *oink*.

      I don’t really care that much but a ‘celeb’ birth is always gossip worthy and especially concerning royalty. I’m surprised and amused at the aloofness of UK citizens. The Olympics were far more talked about in public than this baby.

    • Noodle says:

      I used to be a journalist that was sent on a few of these stakeouts for my job.


      Most of the journalists just sat and talked amongst themselves. I remember being at one and the news that Anna Nicole Smith had died, and everyone cleared out within minutes!

      I am glad I’m not on Baby Waity Watch.

  10. Melissa says:

    I’ve never been pregnant but I have a few of my friends whom have had HG early in their pregnancies be several days overdue. I don’t know if both things are mutually exclusive or not, but I’ve seen it happened in more than one occasion.

    • m says:

      Well Kate had Norovirus and not HG, so…

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      Yes. It was most likely the Noro Virus. You’re very sick for a small amount of time. The symptoms are like HG, but they do not last. HG is a severe form of morning sickness. Since a pregnant woman’s senses are already heightened a smell that nobody else smells will keep you sick. Kate drove herself over an hour past a few hospitals to walk herself into one that already had the Middleton’s go to pap photographer waiting outside. She was released in a short time and cancelled all appearances except to present an award with David Beckham in heels looking great.

      She’s gained weight normally and has not showed signs of queasiness since. It was also never diagnosed. The palace diagnosed her with HG and it’s not something you diagnose quickly.
      Please do not say it’s HG. Real HG is a terrible illness during what should be a happy time.

  11. DanaG says:

    Yes but if they lie they say later not earlier. There is no reason for them to have lied and said Mid July. He or she does seem to be taking her time coming and I’m not surprised the Queen won’t change her holidays she actually has annual events and engagements while she is up there and she still reads the red boxes etc. Maybe they will skype to show her the new bub?

  12. Mew says:

    Watey-Katey once again!

    The date is counted from the last periods and that’s usually not the day when the baby was started, so I think it’s quite normal if the baby goes overdue. Stop panicking ppl, it will pop. Eventually.

  13. Merritt says:

    Babies are known for not being born on time. The palace never gave an exact date. It is possible she is a few days overdue. Who really knows? The baby will likely be born in a few days.

  14. Lari says:

    Its funny how Americans care about this news a lot more than people under the British realm…Above all else, this is their baby – yes he/she will be the heir – but I just think there shouldn’t be this much (at time negative) attention on a pregnancy…especially since the repercussions of that pregnancy won’t be seen in the US at all. Good luck to them and I hope she has a healthy child!

  15. lisa2 says:

    I think people just assumed when she was due. She was not that big when she stopped her appearances. So I think that is more the public’s fault. I remember how long people were waiting for her to show. She was probably “JUST” pregnant when people found out.

    I do have a question about all the press. Everyone is trying to get “that shot” but unlike with celebs everyone knows she and Will will present the child to the public. So why is there this craziness about the press. I mean they are all going to basically take the same pictures. So the same pictures will be available. How is this going to be a money maker for anyone. Because every publication will have the same picture.

    and the security there is so strange to me. It just seems so open and exposed.

    I don’t know anyone that concerned or over the top excited. But yes I hope they have a healthy baby. And I’m sure they the parents are very excited.

  16. JLo says:

    Doctors miscalculate and adjust due dates all the time. My childbirth instructor said the average first baby is 8 days late if the doctors don’t intervene. I know Will loved his mother, but I don’t think they are using the Diana playbook and lied to the press. It wouldn’t do any good anyway, because the press surrounds them no matter what.

  17. Sachi says:

    The media assumed she was due in early July because of Kate’s “last appearance before the birth” for the Trooping the Colour. People assumed the baby will be here soon since most royal women didn’t stop working until the last month of their pregnancies.

    In Princess Victoria of Sweden’s case, she was working right until a day before she gave birth. That was how busy she was.

    If the baby is not due for another few days, then Kate was probably only in her 8th month of pregnancy when she stopped her appearances and most likely didn’t wanna be seen in her last month…except, of course, when their paparazzi on-call, Niraj Tanna, was called in to take photos of Kate.

    Speaking of Niraj Tanna, he tweeted last night that he has photos of Kate in her last days of pregnancy. He’s the only one who has access to the Middletons every time Kate went out shopping in Berkshire, and this time he was not denying his relationship with them when he admitted he was able to photograph Kate when Kate is practically nowhere to be seen these days. He was also the only one who tweeted that a special announcement would be made the exact date Kate’s pregnancy was announced.

  18. kibbles says:

    Baby Waity is a chip off the old block. The Queen waits for no one. I’m glad she could care less about this spectacle and will meet the baby in October if it isn’t born soon.

    I haven’t commented much on the Kate threads recently because her pregnancy has been so boring. I know the media is making a circus out of this, but from my own feelings and those around me as well as what I see on social media from my friends, not a lot of people are getting excited over Kate.

    I’m sure people will love to see the photos of the baby and there will be a lot of excitement between the time the baby is born until the first photos are released. That being said, the excitement is over the baby, not Kate or William. Those two are so incredibly boring that the only thing interesting about them will be seeing their child grow up under media scrutiny, although it probably won’t be as bad as when Diana was Princess.

  19. s says:

    RE will’s vaacation time: come on, he’s the future king. he gets as much vacation time as he wants, whether he’s pretending to be a peasant or not.

  20. Suckmyfarts says:

    Is it normal to not care about the royal family or this child? Like I couldn’t care less if I never hear about them again.
    I’m actually dreading when it is born & that’s all I hear & see everywhere!

  21. Joy says:

    I’m not sure why they can’t join everybody in Scotland. It’s not like they have to travel like us peasants. I guess because the Middletons want to be the ones surrounding the baby.

    • Decloo says:

      When a woman has her first child it’s obviously a time of great excitement but also anxiety. Who wouldn’t want to be with her parents and sister holed up in her family home? She will get tremendous care and support there that wouldn’t be available to her at Balmoral.

    • bluhare says:

      I agree with you. Kate’s supposed to be staying with her mother for four months after the baby’s born, so Scotland would be out. Unless Carole gets an invitation of course.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        You gave me the image of Carole claiming the baby cannot leave her side. They’re a package deal so if the Queen wants to see the baby Carole needs an invite as well.

        I’m glad William is finally by Kate’s side. Since conception he’s been elsewhere and she’s been at her parents. So sad. I can only image there was talk that Kate living at her parents and not with her husband in one of their many homes for months post birth would be bad PR.

      • bluhare says:

        Don’t know about the package deal, but it makes some sense, doesn’t it? Carole will help Kate (as she should everybody!!) at Carole’s home unless the Queen invites Carole with Kate, William and the baby.

  22. Patrice says:

    I hate to say it but, The Queen being extremely hardcore about her (much deserved) summer vacations in Scotland isn’t news.

    I’ve read several biographies on her and whether flattering or not, they have all been in agreement about a few things, one if them being that the Queen took off to meet Princess Margaret at Balmoral for the summer just 48 hours after Princess Anne was born, leaving her behind with staff in London. THE ENTIRE SUMMER. I mean, that would be completely unimaginable to most of us, but it was a different time (not really an excuse) and she is the Queen…Why would she miss it for a great-grandchild?

  23. Patrice says:

    *P.S. By “summer” I mean they royal family’s traditional Aug-Sept summer that Kaiser described. Still crazy!

  24. Sarah says:

    Looks like my prediction still has a chance. Boy on the 22nd! Get to it Kate!

  25. lisa says:

    as my grandmother said – great grandchildren are barely related, you cant even assume they can give you a kidney

    as for due dates, i was 3 wks late back before induction was not done or not common, then it snowed a lot and my mother had to wait a couple more days, my own personal theory is that babies know when mayhem awaits them and grab onto a rib or something to delay the inevitable.

  26. Caroline says:

    So I admittedly haven’t been paying attention to the whole royal baby storyline. In fact I thought it was already announced she was having a girl?! Guess that’s how out of touch I am maybe I’m confusing her with someone else.

    Anyway does it matter in terms of status whether she has a boy or girl? Does either attain a high level title regardless? Or do they need to have a boy in order for it to matter in terms of taking over?

  27. Sarah says:

    I love those last two pictures of Kate

  28. Ellen says:

    I’m interested. Very curious to see if it’s a girl!

  29. Pandy says:

    I hope she can wait until the baby is a Leo. Future King/Queen born under royalty horoscope – sounds cool!!

  30. Moi says:

    Why is this a thing? The baby will get here when it gets here. Wishing Kate a smoothe labor and a healthy baby for her and William!

  31. Jane says:

    What gets me is the press has been nuts in regards to waiting outside the hospital since when…late June? They must be going beyond stir crazy with this. I saw a report where one of the commentators was having a panic thinking that she and some other reporters would have to leave and go to a completely different hospital to wait for the arrival. I am not sure…was it THIS crazy when Diana gave birth? It was so long ago.

  32. nordicgoddess says:

    i’m calling july 27th. anyone cares to join the poll?

  33. mslewis says:

    I don’t feel sorry for the press. It was their idea to camp outside the hospital weeks ago. They all look so silly sitting in the heat, looking hot and sweaty, and complaining that a baby hasn’t arrived yet. Like, maybe Kate should insist on being induced or have a c-section just to please them. And it is their fault that people are getting bored because they keep putting out senseless, meaningless stories just to justify the money being spent.

    And no one has lied about the due date. Babies have their own due date and sometimes it doesn’t coincide with what outsiders think. The baby is the boss in this situation. He will come when he’s ready and not a minute before. Even if she is induced, the birth could still take a couple of days from the date of induction.

  34. Samsuzzanne says:

    My brother was a first baby & 2 weeks early. I was 9 days late. Babies come when they come & these conspiracies about due date lies & this nonsense are just ridiculous. Like no woman has EVER been overdue before. You people crying foul over a few days to weeks even are just crazy. Now when the baby hasn’t come out by August, call me.

  35. PHD Gossip says:

    WHatever sex the baby is, Baby Waity is an inspired name.

  36. Jen says:

    Posted without comment (from an article in People magazine):

    When his mother Princess Diana gave birth to him on June 21, 1982, Prince William “had to be induced, because I couldn’t handle the press pressure any longer, it was becoming unbearable,” Diana later told her confidant, journalist Andrew Morton.

    “It was as if everybody was monitoring every day for me,” she said.

    • mslewis says:

      No comment necessary. I really hope Kate is stronger than that.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        Kate does as she’s told. In regards to her life she lives to appease her husband. I saw this not out of bias, but out of basic observation and her own words on the matter. She will do as William wishes and stays with her parents to care for her. She’s never been dependent emotionally or financially. This is a sad situation.
        The worst will come when Everyone stops coddling Kate as they have been. It’s been all about her needs for months and months. Soon she will not be needed. Just as Diana was several months after William was born. You’re frozen out. Then came Harry and there was attention, but Harry was the spare and not as important.

        Time will tell I guess. I just hope that baby is healthy and has caring nannies.

  37. Diana says:

    I don’t think they were truthful about the due date and it is very unfair on the photogs waiting outside the Lindo in this heat. William’s attitude towards photogs makes me think they are having a good laugh about it.

  38. Noodle says:

    I honestly think her date was moved back. My date was moved back 1 or 2 weeks (long time, so old now) with one of my pregnancies.

    Considering the original date was the 13th and now it was reported as the 19th (by the hospital), that would make sense that a doctor did a scan and said she wasn’t as far along as they thought.

    My bets were on for the 27th.

  39. Talie says:

    If it’s a Leo baby that will be fun! Leos love the spotlight and this kid will be all up in it. Maybe a potentially interesting public figure…

  40. misstrishm says:

    Every time I had a sonogram they pushed my due date back and my son ended up coming 3 weeks early. I hope everything goes well for them.

  41. Lucky Charm says:

    So apparently I was wrong about them having the baby at her parent’s local hospital, since they seem to have gone back to London now.

    However, I still stand by my guess of a boy born on the 24th. :)

  42. Thiajoka says:

    Honestly, does anyone who comes to this site actually believe any of the celeb women regularly featured are or have been genuinely pregnant? I mean, is there a conspiracy for celeb women to have pretend pregnancies that I didn’t get the memo on? And to fake illnesses and such and so on? LOL.

  43. Isa says:

    Due dates are just guess dates anyway.
    I think it’s cool she’s hoping to not be induced, rather than signing up for a csection.

  44. Belle says:

    Numerous unconfirmed twitter reports that Kate has gone into the hospital (early morning in Britain). We’ll see if they turn out to be true:

    Jesal Parshotam ‏@therealjesal: Kate Middleton has gone into hospital…

    Jesal Parshotam ‏@therealjesal: @royaltydaily we saw the convoy and the security. She is in. Hopefully everything is smooth, and the pregnancy goes well

    British Royals ‏@britishroyals: Hearing reports of some exciting Royal Baby news. Waiting for official announcement. Let’s go!

    Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter: There’s no palace confirmation yet amid reports of Kate being sighted going into hospital this morning. Will update if confirmation comes.

  45. Noodle says:

    KP confirmed– she’s in labor, in the hospital.

  46. truthful says:

    I’ve been kinda under the weather, so my fiancee (poor thing) was readin to me some of the thread topics..LOL

    I leaned forward, because I was soo tickled at his thread–I can’t stop chuckling and I started coughing..

    I told him to leave me to this thread and he claimed “women can be so mean”

    I am gonna tie his boxers in a knot for Mon am, when he’s in a rush..he does not know I feel 100% better.

    read to me, do not comment thank you!

    Kate, what’s the hold up hun??

  47. AH says:

    Well according to bbc1 news Kate is in labour now! They just had a ‘breaking news’ bit and everything!

  48. Belle says:

    Palace confirms, Kate in early stages of labor, in hospital! (per twittering people…lol)

    Go time!!

  49. Belle says:

    The official press release said, :” Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.”

    “The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

  50. melmel says:

    The royal vaj will soon crown

  51. UghInsomnia says:

    Wooo! Baby Waity is coming!

  52. Jess says:

    Just got a news alert on my phone that Kate Middleton has gone into labor. Yay! About time lol.

  53. Maggie says:

    I’m getting excited for them!

  54. molly says:

    Waity Kaity has probably not gone into labour – her PLANNED c-section will probably be this afternoon !!!

  55. booboobird says:

    puuuuuuuush! puuuuuuuush

  56. LAK says:

    Surprise, Surprise, Ikon pictures were first with the news…..i wonder how they knew??!!! ;)

  57. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It seems that the Royals are pulling a Beyonce.