As the world’s media crowded outside St Mary’s Hospital in London waiting to catch a glimpse of the newest member of the royal family, the Queen decided to pay a visit.
Only it wasn’t actually the Queen.
‘Her majesty’ did a drive-by past the hospital where Kate had just given birth in a black cab, however it was actually just a wax figure.
Fans rushed towards the vehicle wanting to catch a glimpse of who was inside, but on closer inspection quickly relayed “it’s wax”.
The bizarre prank was well received by onlookers, according to News.com.au, and was very convincing from afar.
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At this stage, it is unclear who exactly planned the joke.
“The first royal appearance for the new #RoyalBaby … of sorts,” royal correspondent James Brookes wrote on Twitter.
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