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The Royal Baby Watch intensifies, as the appearance of a future British monarch is expected, any moment now.

On Friday, Prince William and his very pregnant bride, Kate Middleton, were whisked from the countryside into London. It was a move widely interpreted to mean the royal birth could be imminent.

Houston may be almost 5,000 miles from London. But if you're a royal-watcher, there are things to do here in the Bayou City while you wait for Kate to deliver.

The Crown Jewels of England are on display – well, replicas anyway – at Houston Jewelry on Westheimer.

Or you can visit the Bridal Extravaganza this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. There you'll find a life-size likeness of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, cradling a baby. It's made entirely out of cake and icing.

Why are some of us so fascinated by all this?

"Our early history is also yours," observed Helen Mann, a Brit by birth and a former Vice Consul for the British Consulate General. "So maybe there's a little bit of that sort of kinship there. I don't know. I've thought about it on and off for years and I still haven't figured it out."

Nadine Moon, who created the Kate Cake, thinks she knows the reason: it's all about the fairy tale.

"It's a real girl who met a prince – and fell in love and got married," said Moon, owner of Who Made The Cake? "And now she's going to have an heir to the throne."

At the Bridal Extravaganza, you're welcome to take pictures of the very sweet royal mother and child.

Just don't lick the icing.

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