Media prepare for the royal birth

Members of the media and others stake out their area, set up ladders and camp out across the street from the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital where Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth in the next couple weeks.

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Preparations Begin Ahead Of The Birth Of The Royal Baby

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: A general view of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital on July 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Parking is suspended outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Preparations Begin Ahead Of The Birth Of The Royal Baby

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital on July 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Lindo Wing At St Mary's Hospital Where The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Give Birth

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Members of the press set up outside the The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital as the UK prepares for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Royal baby

The Political Artist Kaya Mar stands with his Duchess and baby art work outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth later this month, in south Wharf Road central London.