18/07/2013 06:52 BST | Updated 17/09/2013 06:12 BST

Royal Baby To Be Born in Berkshire Is Latest Conspiracy Theory Over Pregnant Kate Middleton

Are journalists waiting for Kate Middleton's royal baby outside the wrong hospital?

Hundreds of journalists stationed outside the London hospital where Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth could be sweltering outside the wrong building, if reports in the press are true.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Kate has spent the week residing at her parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, some 53 miles from the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in Paddington, where she has planned to give birth.

But the paper suggested that the Duchess could end up giving birth at the Royal Berkshire hospital, where she was born in 1982, if her labour progresses quickly.

The Telegraph quoted a royal source as saying there were contingency plans in place "for wherever the Duchess happens to be".

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Royal fans have been queuing for the best view outside the hospital

Journalists, photographers and camera crews, along with keen members of the public, have been sitting outside the Lindo Wing in West London for the past 12 days, hoping to be the first to get the first picture of the royal baby.

Many have set up public sweepstakes on the possible name of the future prince or princess, while others have been a little more creative with their time.

On Wednesday the Queen joked that she hoped the royal baby would arrive soon, as she's going on holiday soon.