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Couple travels on two month sojourn to welcome royal baby

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 01:08

July 20 - A royal obsessed couple have travelled two months by narrow boat to be in London especially for the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby. Karen Hendren reports.

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Liverpool couple Norman and Pat Bate can't wait for the Royal family's blessed event. (SOUNDBITES) (English) PAT AND NORMAN BATE SAYING: PAT: "I think they will be fantastic." NORMAN: "And they will have a great uncle in Harry" (LAUGHTER) When they heard the news that Will and Kate were expecting... they planned a two-month trip down the river by boat to be in London for the royal arrival. Even the dog's celebrating. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAT BATE SAYING: "We planned it to coincide with the birth of the baby, so we thought we'd be down here round about the 12th which was the date that we were told that she was expecting the birth, but we've been waiting ever since." Now that date has been and gone and there is no sign of Kate at the hospital, it's just a case of waiting and waiting and waiting. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAT BATE SAYING: "We are not moving until the baby's born." The Great Kate Wait... the media vigil outside the hospital.. continues. The Duchess is believed to be at her parents home about 50 miles away. Buckingham Palace says if the baby comes quickly, Kate may go to a hospital near her parents instead of delivering at St. Mary's in London.

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Couple travels on two month sojourn to welcome royal baby

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 01:08