As usual, Jon Snow put it best...
The #RoyalBaby is coming.— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 2, 2015
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) May 1, 2015
And that was it really. No other details. Just a (as it turns out, short) waiting game. So people started making their own details up.
— Katie Weasel (@KatieWeasel) May 2, 2015
William: it's a girl!
Philip: quick, put it in its human suit before the press get here.May 2, 2015
I hope it's reptilian #royalbaby— Rick Edwards (@rickedwards1) May 2, 2015
Poor George is probably already feeling left out...
— Brandy Snap (@Brandy_Snap) May 2, 2015
Prince George's reaction to Kate's labour was not surprisingMay 2, 2015
There was much speculation about the name...
As the last #RoyalBaby was called George what are the chances of the latest addition being called Zippy or Bungle?— Andy Stevenson (@producerandyuk) May 2, 2015
Charlotte if it's a girl. James if it's a boy. Ul'u-amaatanui the Dark Enforcer if it's a lizard. #RoyalBaby— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) May 2, 2015
If it's a boy, name him Jon. If it's a girl, name her Arya. #RoyalBaby— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 2, 2015
I vote either Phoebe or Phoebo. #RoyalBaby— Clare Holman-Hobbs (@clarebearhh) May 2, 2015
A lot of last minute betting on the #RoyalBaby being called Rumpelstiltskin.— Carl Maxim (@carlmaxim) May 2, 2015
Nice to see people are taking the couple's finances into account...
Good thing is Will & Kate already have a pram & a cot & stuff from George so they'll save a little money there. #RoyalBaby— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 2, 2015
The PM had a tricky one...
We have to mention the Duchess #RoyalBaby without saying the word Labour
Dave: is that possible?
Here it is SirMay 2, 2015
And everyone was suddenly reminded that Nicholas Witchell existed..
In line with tradition, the #RoyalBaby will be placed between Nicholas Witchell and Kay Burley and crawl towards its first interview.— Carl Maxim (@carlmaxim) May 2, 2015
I’ve never noticed until now how much Prince Harry is starting to look like Nicolas Witchell.— Dave Jones (@WelshGasDoc) September 8, 2014
Can't believe Nicolas Witchell is being shrunk Inner Space style and inserted into the Royal birth canal for BBC News— Christian O'Connell (@OC) May 2, 2015
There was this topical gem...
At Protein World HQ, the intern is nervously poised to press 'tweet' on their "Swap your baby-body for a beach-body" tactical ad. #RoyalBaby— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) May 2, 2015
And as ever, Jon Snow was full of helpful advice...
Let's hope the White Walkers don't get their hands on the #RoyalBaby— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 2, 2015
For some reason, thoughts of the Lion King really dominated...
"Yes Your Majesty, I am serious. I want to hold it up outside the hospital like Simba from the Lion King"May 2, 2015
For Pete's sake, leave the poor woman alone. She signed up for public service, not public cervix. #RoyalBaby— Jessica Rudd (@Jess_Rudd) May 2, 2015
Some great punning...
Royal doctor has arrived to deliver the baby. On Her Majesty's Secret Cervix, the sequel. #royalbaby— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) May 2, 2015
Not sure this is real...
I'm a monarchist, but no getting around how deeply weird the #RoyalBaby spectacle is. Like some druidic fertility ritual, plus Kay Burley.— Tom Doran (@portraitinflesh) May 2, 2015