Kate and William Look-Alikes Prank Royal Baby Fans Outside London Hospital

Fake Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine, Prince William

Kate Middleton may have left Bucklebury, but that wasn’t her at St. Mary’s Hospital this morning!

Earlier today, two pranksters apparently sent from Britain’s The Sun newspaper pulled a royal trick on fans and journalists by showing up outside Kate’s hospital as look-alikes of her and Prince William.

According to NBC News, the Kate and William look-alikes arrived at the Lindo Wing (where the Duchess of Cambridge is scheduled to give birth) earlier today, got out of a car and stood around for a bit as people took pictures of them. The pair, who briefly fooled some onlookers, were dressed in T-shirts with the words “The Sun No. 1 for royal baby news” on them. The female was even sporting a giant fake baby bump under her clothes.

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Fake Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine, Prince WilliamSamir Hussein/WireImage

“For anyone who missed it, here is a link to the full low-down on our #royalbabyprank that fooled the world’s media,” the Sun tweeted earlier today, along with a link to their story about the big baby joke. The prank comes as royal baby fervor hits an all-time high in anticipation of Kate finally giving birth.

Earlier today, royal protection officers left the Middleton family’s home in Bucklebury earlier today, which means it’s believed that both Will and Kate are headed to London ahead of the birth of their baby. E! News also confirmed this morning that the Duchess left the home by car and that no helicopters were involved.

Meanwhile, Americans and Brits alike are impatiently waiting for Will and Kate to welcome their first child together. But which country is more excited for the royal baby? “Americans are obsessed with the birth of the royal baby,” pop culture expert Katrina Szish tells NBC News. “Not only is it just a phenomenon we don’t even have in the United States, but it really is just like a fairy tale come true.”

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