11:01AM, Friday 12 July 2013
Royal baby fever is sweeping the nation, with a new prince or princess expected to arrive any day soon.
The Duchess of Cambridge's exact due date has not been revealed, but the future heir to the throne is expected to be born this month in St Mary's Hospital in London.
A Windsor pub and an Eton store are among those getting involved in the excitement.
An Eton store has a special treat planned for local mums who give birth on the same date as Kate.
Natures Purest which sells baby clothes, toys and bedding made from organically grown, naturally coloured cotton, has a limited number of gift packages to give away to families with new arrivals of their own.
Store owner Harina Bassi said: "We've been incredibly excited about the royal baby and it seems our customers have too as people have been talking about it in our store.
"I can only imagine how exciting it is for those who are expecting a baby of their own any day,"
"We're delighted that we'll be able to help five local mums celebrate their new arrival."
Worth £40, the gift package contains a cuddly Hug Me Bear and a Sleepy Safari Elephant Long Legs Comforter.
The High Street store has five to give away to the first families who pop in with proof of their newborn's birth date and proof they live at a Windsor or Eton address.
Punters at the The Duchess of Cambridge in Thames Street are competing in a sweepstake to guess the date and time of the birth of the royal baby.
The pub will give a bottle of champagne to the person who is closest.
Assistant manager Sarah Boughton, said: "The jar is full of people taking part and we have had a rush of people.
"Last night [Wednesday] lots of people were discussing it and getting excited."
The pub will hold a royal baby-themed party the day after the prince or princess is born.
Its interior is being decorated to mark the occasion, and a special ale called Heir Raiser has been brewed.
Last week Windsor and Eton Brewery announced it has changed the name of its four per cent fruity ale Windsor Knot to Windsor Cot to mark the occasion.
Only 300 bottles of the limited edition beer will be made, but the brewery is running a competition and anyone who has a baby born in the Royal Borough on the same day as the royal couple will get two bottles.
Visit www.webrew.co.uk for details.
* If your baby is born on the same day as William and Kate's, the Express would love to hear from you.
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