A few days ago, royal baby excitement was at fever pitch. Streaming news, social media and apps tracked— ticker-tape style — every waking minute of royal mania, from helicopter lift-offs to coronation conflicts. But now that Kate Middleton's rumored due date has come and gone, social media spectators and the hoard of journalists, camped outside of St. Mary's Hospital in London, are starting to get punchy.
The Brit’s most famous saying seems to be fitting for expectant media: Keep Calm and Carry On—it’ll be here any day now. In the meantime, check out some of the wittiest, funniest and crankiest tweets from those hit with the worst cases of royal baby fatigue.
With great respect to global media colleagues, this #GreatKateWait is SO boring. When you're interviewing each other, it's not a good sign.— Kamahl Santamaria (@KamahlAJE) July 18, 2013
The Queen wants the royal baby to arrive before her holiday. I think she's heading off to Ibiza for the closing parties! #royalraver— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) July 17, 2013
Royal Baby: Queen's Cousin Margaret Rhodes "Not Wildly Excited" About Arrival of New Heir to the Throne http://t.co/cO0i6gf7X2— E! Online (@eonline) July 17, 2013
Things I'm very glad I've never had to do: "Royal baby watch".— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 15, 2013
Text from Catherine: "William made me wait for my engagement ring, so I'm making him wait for his bloody heir!" Awkward. #RoyalBaby— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) July 17, 2013
Blimey, it feels like mum has been pregnant forever!— Royal Baby (@IamRoyalBaby) June 27, 2013
This royal baby needs to hurry up and be born. I'm already sick of hearing about it and it's in utero.— Jenn (@jennifer_lyn215) July 15, 2013
Unless Kate Middleton gives birth to one of those E*TRADE babies, I'm not impressed.— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) July 18, 2013
Maybe it's just me but I feel as though there are very large issues in our world we should be focusing on that don't involve a royal baby.— Lauren McCue (@mccuey13) July 18, 2013
After a week of no action on the royal baby front, today I actually somehow forgot that the royal baby was even happening. -H— Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls) July 18, 2013
Another day, another unborn baby— Sophie :) (@minimiddleton6) July 14, 2013