The queen appeared in a black cab outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, where Kate Middleton has just given birth to her third child.
Only that was not her Majesty, but a lively wax mannequin dressed in a pink jacket and pearls.
The crowd of royal fans waiting outside Paddington hospital found the bizarre prank "much fun", according to spectators. It was not immediately clear who had planned the joke as media and beginners waited for an observation of Kate and the baby boy after Prince William left the Lindo wing promising to be "back in a moment"
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He Means to be on his way to picking up older siblings Prince George, 4 and Princess Charlotte, 2, and bringing them to the hospital for a visit in accordance with tradition.
Some of the crowds had been camped for more than two weeks and waited for the Duchess of Cambridge to feed their third child with Prince William at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's.
The 36-year-old also gave birth to Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the hospital. She allegedly wanted a home birth to avoid disturbance of the congregation, but decided for another hospital delivery in the last weeks of her pregnancy.
She delivered the child at. 11.01 local time (10.01 AM AEST), about five hours after she arrived at the hospital by car.
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Prince Harry just got demoted again . #royalbaby
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I think it's safe to say that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William will not name their third child "Prince Donald Trump of Cambridge".
Just saying …. #royalbabywatch
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My mother gets angry with me if I write her while I'm in class, but she has no problem telling me about #royalbabywatch while I'm in the class
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Kensington Palace announced the news both online and through a town crier and placed a staff member outside Buckingham Palace, who will stay there for 24 hours.
Her Royal Highness The duchess of Cambridge was surely delivered by a son of 1101hrs. The child weighs 8 kg [3.8kg] "said the palace.
" The Duke of Cambridge was present for birth. The queen, the duke of Edinburgh, the prince of Wales, the duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and welcomed the news.
"Her royal highness and her child thrive well."
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Po of Teletubbies
And a cup
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Why are Americans occupied with the British royal family? It's quite strange. #royalbaby
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There is no truth to the rumor that the child will be presented on the balcony while playing the circle of life. Pardon. #royalbaby
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While some are confused by the royal fever celebrating the world, others said that the world needed some good news, when the story started trending on Twitter.
Comedian David Walliams cried that Prince Harry "just got demoted again" with the newborn now fifth in line with the throne and bumped his uncle to sixth place.
But for the first time in history, the baby did not ask his older sister just because he was a man.
Speculation grows over a possible name, with Arthur, Albert, Phillip and Frederick among the favorites. Royal names usually have a strong connection with tradition, but despite being born on St George's Day, the child is unlikely to be called George when his eldest brother has taken it.