William and Kate mark 4th anniversary waiting for 2nd child

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Posted: Apr 29, 2015 1:15 PM
William and Kate mark 4th anniversary waiting for 2nd child

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Wednesday marked their fourth wedding anniversary while waiting for the birth of their second child.

The former Kate Middleton is expected to give birth in the coming days. Palace officials have said she is due in late April without providing further details.

Parking restrictions outside the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital where she is expected to give birth were extended for five more days Wednesday as the media and royal fans gather.

Officials had initially imposed the restrictions until April 30 but have now reserved them until May 5. They said the parking ban could be extended past that date if Kate has not given birth.

William and Kate planned a low-key anniversary celebration at Kensington Palace unless she was required to go to the hospital.

Their first child, Prince George, was born at the Lindo Wing in 2013.

The couple say they do not know the gender of the baby. British bookmakers say the public is betting this infant will be a girl.

Under new laws governing succession, the new baby will be fourth in line for the British throne regardless of its sex behind Prince Charles, William, and George.

The prospect of a royal birth has brought international news media and royal enthusiasts to the hospital steps. They were briefly entertained by a lookalike couple dressed up as Charles and his wife Camilla.