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Will and Kate send royal baby watchers pastries, hot drinks — and maybe a clue

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent sweet treats and warm drinks to royal baby watchers waiting for the big event.
/ Source: TODAY

Devoted royal watchers have been waiting outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London for eight days in hopes of seeing Duchess Kate make her big entrance before giving birth to the next royal prince or princess.

That's a heck of a wait on the cold and often wet sidewalks, and the royals sympathize with their uncomfortable superfans. So to lift spirits of the crowd — many of whom were on hand for the birth of Prince George, too —the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent them sweet treats and warm drinks Tuesday morning.

Preparations At The Lindo Wing Ahead Of The Birth Of The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge's Second Child
Royalists Terry Hutt and John Loughrey enjoy pastries they wait for the big arrival.Chris Jackson / Getty Images
The crowd clearly appreciated the tasty treats.
The crowd clearly appreciated the tasty treats.TODAY

Kensington Palace confirmed to NBC News that the gift came from the royal couple.

But did Will and Kate simply send pastries and drinks, or did they deliver a baby-to-be clue, too?

MORE: Royal superfans wait day and night for baby No. 2: See the wacky photos!

The bakery boxes were tied with pink ribbons, but as Natalie Morales told TODAY viewers Tuesday, "Nobody is reading anything into that. Right? Yeah."

Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital confirmed for birth of second royal child of William and Catherine
epa04714662 A royal well-wisher waits outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in north London, Britain, 21 April 2015. The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is due to be born at the Lindo Wing in the second half of April. The hospital has seen a steady stream of visits from royal fans over the past week, many of them carrying the British flag, the Union Jack, or wearing clothes decorated with the flag. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGAFACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA

Only time will tell.

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