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Will & Kate Hoax Gives Britain a Laugh

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jane Mingay/Rex / Rex USA (1507642a)
Police officers outside the doors to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital
Preparations for the arrival of the baby of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside St Mary's Hospital, London, Britain - 13 Jul 2013
Photograph by Jane Mingay/Rex / Rex USA

Ladies and gentlemen, the Great Royal Baby Wait of 2013 has officially reached fever pitch over there in London. With the media camped out for weeks now at St. Mary's Hospital and new rumors swirling each day about Kate's real due date, it seems one of Britain's papers, The Sun, felt everyone needed to cool their jets already. Or maybe they just wanted to sell more papers. (Our money is on the latter.)

Whatever the case, this Saturday the paper hired two pretty spot-on Will and Kate lookalikes to show up in front of the Lindo Wing and send everyone's tongues wagging. Mission: accomplished. According to The Sun, itself, its faux Will and Kate showed up around 5 p.m. in a blacked out Range Rover, accompanied by their very own security detail.

As the two emerged—clad in matching T-shirts that read, "The Sun: No. 1 for Royal Baby News"—the crowd gasped first before realizing that the pair were not in fact THE Will and Kate. (Bummer.) Instead, they were Nicola Maher, 22, and Tom Moore, 30; professional royal lookalikes.

While the two models are definitely polished enough to require double-takes, their efforts to fool the crowd didn't last too long ... but certainly long enough to cause some to fire off a few misleading tweets. Even the Queen's ex-press secretary was fooled at first, tweeting "Kate's in through the front door."

In the meantime, the world continues to wait (pretty impatiently) for Royal Baby to get here ...

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