Royal Baby countdown enters final hours

Kate Middleton is in labor, and the rest of the world awaits

By Prachi Gupta
Published July 22, 2013 2:48PM (EDT)

Lots of people are excited about the royal baby, who is expected to bust forth from the Duchess of Cambridge's cervix any moment, now. In the meantime, however, reporters are sitting around twiddling their thumbs.

Idle artists are making fan art:

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The AP has created a royal quiz for its readers:

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The Guardian, however, demonstrates impressive self-awareness by letting readers opt-out of the frenzy:

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A Twitter feed reminds us that no, the royal baby is not yet in fact here:

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The only person who can an upstage the royal baby today is the woman who takes her horse into McDonald's:

Although Kanye West would like to try:

In other words, when is no real news to report, the media begins meta-reporting:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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