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Media build perches outside Kate's hospital wing

Tuesday - 7/2/2013, 10:55am  ET

Journalists prepare at the entrance to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Media are preparing for royal-mania as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge plans to give birth to the new third-in-line to the throne in mid-July, at the Lindo Wing. Cameras from all over the world are set to be jostling outside for an exclusive first glimpse of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first child. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON (AP) -- Small stands are being built outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in central London in anticipation of a royal birth.

Major media outlets are seeking positions outside the building where Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child to be born in mid-July.

The goal is to be in place to photograph and film the couple's departure from the hospital with their infant.

The hospital said in a statement Tuesday that services to its patients will not be disrupted and that the buildings will remain accessible despite the anticipated crowds.

The child will become third in line to the British throne.


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