News hacks have sucessfully managed so far to keep totally secret the successful birth of a happy, healthy, bouncing new royal baby more than three days ago.
"We didn't want to eclipse news of another British win in the Tour de France or the Assies demonstrating yet again how rubbish they are at cricket" revealed an anonymous member of the press corps camped outside the hospital yesterday. "But mainly, in this lovley warm weather, it's far nicer loafing about out here in the sun than sweating away in some stuffy news office. And there are a couple of jolly good pubs nearby.
If the weather breaks or if the pub runs out of booze I suppose we may decide to reveal the story and go home, but we've manged to keep it going quite well so far."