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Kate Middleton in Labor: See the Wild Scenes Outside St. Mary's Hospital During the Great Wait

Media Frenzy, St. Marys, Lindo Wing, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Kate Middleton AFP PHOTO/Getty Images

From commoners to tourists to media from all around the world, everyone's eyes are focused on St. Mary's Hospital where Kate Middleton was just admitted after going into labor a few hours ago.

With Prince William by her side, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Lindo Wing at 6 a.m. local London time. And even though her due date had come and gone, the media frenzy began almost a week before the expectant mother was set to enter the hospital's facilities.

As time passed, reporters have received visits from a Queen Elizabeth II look-alike while artists have delivered paintings of Middleton and President Barack Obama.

Vendors had also set up for business hoping to tempt shoppers, consumers and even reporters with adorable clothing, knick-knacks and other memorabilia.

NEWS: Kate Middleton goes into labor with Prince William by her side

Some folks, however, don't exactly love all the extra attention and publicity in the neighborhood. According to NBC, one photographer heard an elderly lady shout at him, "Why don't you get a real [bleeping] job?" A little harsh wouldn't you agree?

The media interest hasn't come as a surprise to many hospital officials. Come on, she is royalty.

E! News learned police presence has drastically increased and new policies had gone into place ensuring everyone enjoys a safe hospital visit.

And now that the royal couple has arrived, patients will have to undergo strict security measures to increase privacy and care for all. In addition, new parents will have to go through three separate checkpoints to visit their new bundle of joy.

VIDEO: Family friend says Kate will be a "hands-on" mother

Media Frenzy, St. Marys, Lindo Wing, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Kate Middleton AFP PHOTO/Getty Images

There's no doubt this hospital knows what they're doing. We can't forget they were the ones who helped deliver Prince Harry and his older brother William years ago.  

In the meantime, the media will echo Queen Elizabeth ll's hopes and dreams that the baby will be born sooner rather than later.

"I would very much like it to arrive because I'm going on holiday," she told a young schoolgirl early last week. Yes, the Queen, has a tight schedule!

And now that the royal baby is set to arrive into the world any minute now let's take a glance at some photos of the anticipatory media frenzy outside St. Mary's Hospital.  

PHOTOS: Take a look at the media frenzy surrounding the hospital

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