Royal look-a-like business booming before baby birth
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 01:20
July 16 - A Prince Harry look-a-like poses for photos outside the hospital where Prince William and his wife Kate are due to have their baby. Simon Hanna reports.
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With the world's media camped outside this London hospital waiting for the birth of the royal baby, some are seeing a chance for publicity.
Royal look-a-likes - including this 'Prince Harry' - and their sponsors are cashing in on the global attention.
Prince William and his wife Kate, otherwise known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting the birth of their child in mid July.
'Harry' - promoting toy manufacturer Hasbro - joked he couldn't wait to be uncle.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRINCE HARRY LOOK-A-LIKE, RODDY WALKER:
"Unbelievably yes, I am going to teach that kid so many different skills, I am going to play Operation and Mousetrap with them, because they are the best games ever."
British newspapers are packed full of news about the royal birth, but journalists from around the world have also come looking for a feel good story.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CANAL PLUS I-TELE (FRENCH STATION) REPORTER, ALICE ROUJERIE:
"I think it's the same for all the journalists in Europe, they want to have good news and it's summer and it's sunny and everybody is fed up with economic problems and unemployment etc."
Some journalists have been camped out around the hospital for almost two weeks.
But it seems the Great Kate Wait as it's been dubbed, is nearly over.
Kate's mother-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, let slip yesterday that the royal family expect the baby's arrival by the end of the week.
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