A pair of exotic animal breeders are extremely excited about an imminent arrival... and it’s not the royal baby.
Siouxsie Gillett, who runs the Bovingdon pet store Ameyzoo with partner Mark Amey, has announced that the eggs which their pet python laid, to their surprise, on Easter Sunday are now beginning to hatch.
The couple have been incubating the 27 eggs for more than three months, but the hatchlings are now beginning to break through their shells.
It may take a number of days before all the baby snakes, which will be around 2ft long, are hatched.
Keep an eye on hemeltoday.co.uk for pictures and video footage of the young pythons.