Why I’m praying that Kate doesn’t give birth early

It’s important the parade continues – but safely

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You know, I just don’t think most of us realise how important the new royal heir to the throne is – and they haven’t even arrived yet.

Regular readers will know that I’m working on another TV documentary about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their baby and part of my job is to organise and set up content opportunities for the programme.

Arranging interviews, setting up features, filming and presenting ‘PTCs’ (Pieces To Camera) has been great, but I’ve been blown away by the fascination the world seems to have when it comes to this subject.

My goodness, what’s it going to be like when she actually gives birth? I can tell you that the word crazy doesn’t even begin to conjure up what it will be like.

I was sent to visit St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London this week to see what the media situation was like.

The world’s press are already camped outside the hospital.

They are literally sat there waiting for her to go into labour and have to take it in shifts from now until whenever that happens, just to ensure that they have their prime ‘spot’!

It just goes to show how important this new baby is.

I know he/she’s already changed the monarchy before they’re even with us and have been the focus of the world’s media since Kate’s pregnancy was announced.

But hey, come on people – she might not give birth for another two weeks.

Unlike everyone else, I don’t want Kate to be early.

I’m frightened she’s going to give birth this weekend, which would be just my luck because I’m bridesmaid for my best friend’s wedding, taking place on the Isle of Wight.

The reason this affects me is because I’ve been asked to do some presenting for the documentary (I’m also doing the voiceover).

As soon as she goes into labour, I have to hotfoot it to London and film some segments outside the hospital.

So, as selfish as it might sound, I’m probably the only one praying she goes full-term.

Some things are more important than work or the new royal – and being there for my best friend is one of them!