Royal baby number two is five days overdue, according to Whitehall sources, prompting speculation that Kate Middleton may have her labour induced in the next few days. Sources have told the Daily Telegraph they were briefed that the Duchess of Cambridge's due date was Thursday 23 April. One parent whose children were born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington told the newspaper: "The doctors don't normally wait for more than a week." Full story >>
The cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail shows Kate lying on a hospital bed. She is surrounded by doctors and nurses. Prince William is also in attendance, holding a bunch of flowers behind his back. One of the doctors is listening to the unborn baby with a stethoscope, and reports a message from the baby, relayed in Morse code!
The joke is that the baby doesn't want to be born until the 'boring' UK General Election (due to be held on May 7th) is over.
1. If you say that something is over, you mean that it is finished or has ended. • Winter is finally over and spring is here.
2. A common mistake that English learners make to confuse 'I am boring' (=I am not an interesting person) with 'I am bored' (=I have nothing to do). See here for a video on this point.