Royal couple send pastries to fans waiting outside hospital

Royals send breakfast treats to baby watchers.
Royals send breakfast treats to baby watchers.

PRINCE William and Duchess Catherine sent breakfast to fans waiting outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge saw photos of royal fans camping outside the London hospital, all excitedly waiting for their baby to be born, they had hot drinks and pastries delivered to them.

Catherine - previously known as Kate Middleton - is at Kensington Palace waiting to go into labor but as she was concerned for the campers waiting outside she ordered her staff to go to the nearest bakery to get some food for the royalists. 

A source from Buckingham Palace confirmed to PEOPLE magazine: "They saw they had been camped out and wanted to send over some breakfast."

The source added: "The duke and duchess were aware that they had been out there for a long time and just wanted to do something for them."

Meanwhile, William and Catherine are expected to increase security when their baby is born.

The couple - who already have 21-month-old son Prince George - will definitely welcome their second child into the world in the coming days and Ken Wharfe, a former head of security for Kensington Palace, says it is standard practice for a new addition to mean extra protection is required.

Ken - who was part of William's security detail when the prince was just five years old - said: "Currently, William and Kate have a protection team, I would imagine, of somewhere in the region of about six and eight between them, with the resources calling upon additional security should they need it.

"In amongst that team, you have an additional two people that will be solely responsible for the protection of George.

"[When the new baby arrives,] that security will be increased again by probably another one.

"Not that George goes out on public duties, but there has to be extra security for obvious reasons. Because they will go out with nannies."

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