In Pictures: Excitement builds ahead of royal baby's birth

Excitement is building outside St Mary's Hospital, where the world's media joined royal fans waiting for news after the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted in the early stages of labour.

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Royal fans John Loughrey, left, and Terry Hutt hold dolls outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted in the early stages of labour (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Royal fan Terry Hutt, who turns 83 at the end of the month, was hoping to share his birthday with the new royal (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Royal fans talk to a reporter outside the Lindo Wing (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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Journalists joined royal fans outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Police officers outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Members of the media gather outside the Lindo Wing (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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A police officer stands outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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