Expectant parents have a lot to consider when deciding where they want their baby to be born. What one U.K. couple seen exiting the St. Mary's Lindo maternity wing might have forgotten to ask themselves, however, is how close their due date was to Kate Middleton's. The Lindo Wing has been the backdrop for the first snapshots of both Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The archway with the name etched into the stone has been associated with royal babies for decades; Prince William and Prince Harry were even photographed in front of it as newborns with Princess Diana and Prince Charles. But when a couple unconnected to the royal family emerged from the Lindo Wing on Monday, they too were met with a crowd of photographers, all eagerly awaiting news of the new royal baby.
Per Cosmopolitan, Emily Nash, a reporter for Hello! magazine, captured the shell-shocked faces of the parents holding their baby carrier and facing down the paparazzi, captioning the photo, "Gotta feel for these new parents who have just emerged with their newborn to a sea of cameras!"
The wait is now over for all the hovering journalists; The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child, a boy, on Monday. An official statement was tweeted out from Kensington Palace with a few details about the latest addition to the royal family, explaining, "The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
Though it won't be quite as high-profile as the birth of a child fifth in line to the British throne, expectant parents in the U.K. might want to look into where the reportedly pregnant Pippa Middleton might give birth, if they want to be sure their first family photo isn't taken in front of a crowd.