Terry: The Royals' number one fan?
PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:09 23 April 2015
A WESTON pensioner is sleeping outside the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her second child until the baby is born.
Weston’s most committed royalist, 79-year-old Terry Hutt, is sleeping on a bench outside St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and plans to remain there until the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child is born.
Mr Hutt, who lives in Boulevard, left Weston to begin his vigil in London at 5am on Monday and says he will not be returning until the little prince or princess has arrived.
He is hoping the birth, which is expected within the next two weeks, falls on April 30 – his 80th birthday.
He said: “I’m sat outside the hospital on my royal bench, which is decorated with royal memorabilia and union flags.
“I am here for the baby, if and when it comes, and I shall be sleeping on the bench if I get permission from the police.
“I arrived in London at 11am on Monday and there are about half a dozen people here from all over the country – London, Newcastle, you name it. But the numbers will build up, I’m sure, as this is a story which goes all over the world.”
Originally from Cambridge, Mr Hutt moved to Weston almost a year ago and is no stranger to royal headlines. He spent 12 days outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s awaiting the arrival of the couple’s first baby, Prince George, back in 2013.
He says he has been a lifelong fan of the monarchy, and arrived in London armed with presents for the new arrival.
Mr Hutt continued: “I’ve got a crocheted red, white and blue outfit for the baby, and a money box for Prince George, so he’s got somewhere to save up his pocket money when he gets older.
“I also posted the Queen her birthday card when I arrived. They always accept my presents. Last year I gave them a little red, white and blue duck and they loved that.
“I have been around for many years and I’m always excited to see a royal baby being born. Everyone is getting older and we need more babies to keep the family going.”
* This photo was supplied by St. Mary’s Hospital charity COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care).