Watching and waiting for any sign of Baby CambridgeJuly 23, 2013 9:58 AM
Prince William, Kate and their newborn son aren't expected to appear on the steps of the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital before this evening London time at the earliest. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
While the world waits for the first glimpse of Baby Cambridge, the exact timing of that appearance on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital remains a mystery.
Palace officials say Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, won't leave the hospital with their day-old son any sooner than 6 p.m. London time today (1 p.m. ET).
"It could be tonight," the CBC's Susan Ormiston said from outside Buckingham Palace.
"If not, it will be tomorrow. We're safe to say that."
CBC royal commentator Bonnie Brownlee says royal officials will be considering several factors around the possible timing of the baby's departure from the hospital, including consideration of media news cycles and time zone differences around the world.
How they introduce the baby to the world is "a campaign, like anything else," Brownlee said.
Outside the hospital, people are looking for any sign that a glimpse of the new Prince of Cambridge may be coming sooner rather than later.
Reports suggest that Kate's hairdresser has been at the hospital, and the Daily Telegraph says there is speculation that a woman seen carrying a bag of clothes and a baby car seat into a rear entrance at St. Mary's may be running an errand for Kate.
Then again, the woman could be running an errand for anyone who's also just given birth at the central London hospital.