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royal baby fever

7 things to expect now there's a second royal baby on the way

The madness descends once more.

IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN. Clarence House announced this morning that Prince William and Kate are expecting their second child.

All those who weathered the last royal pregnancy and birth will remember it as a dark, confusing time. Here’s what to expect for the next few months, now that royal baby fever has hit once more.

Extensive chat about Kate’s pregnancy clothes, hair, and weight

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“WILL SHE GET CANKLES?” Probably not, let’s be fair.

Mental merchandise

Last year, shops scrambled to flog appropriately-themed merchandise ahead of Prince George’s birth.

Here are some of the, er, lovely wares on offer:

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Pro-tip for manufacturers this time round – perhaps make everything gender-neutral?

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Kay Burley, flapping around

Sky’s Kay Burley gained notoriety during the birth of Prince George for her, shall we say… steadfast dedication to the story.

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She’s already had a little freak-out today on Twitter:

Meanwhile, everyone else is convinced she’s set up camp outside the Lindo Wing.

A ‘royal baby monitor’ outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital

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The Sun set up a webcam opposite the door of the Lindo Wing so we could all have a good view of god knows what. Very kind of them.

People actually camping out

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Preparations for the birth of Prince George of Cambridge PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

These people are just normal people, like you and me. They just felt compelled to do this, for some reason.

A magazine publishing an article on how Kate will ‘lose the baby weight’ straight after the birth

Mere days after Prince George was born, OK! Magazine speculated on Kate Middleton’s ‘post-baby weight loss regime’. Perhaps this time we’ll all give her a breather.

Another really cute kid to gawk at

Say what you want about royal families and royal babies, but Prince George is a DELIGHT. If the new baby has even half as much sass, we’ll be happy.

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