Prince William Signs Nepal Earthquake Book of Condolences As Royal Baby Wait Continues

Prince William
As the world awaits royal baby No. 2, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William left his still-pregnant wife Kate Middleton and Prince George at home to visit London's Nepal Embassy Kensington Palace via Getty Images; Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images

Prince William today, May 1, expressed his sympathy for the people of Nepal following the devastating earthquake that killed over 6,000 people.

With no sign of pregnant Kate Middleton going into labor, The Duke of Cambridge left his wife and son Prince George at their Kensington Palace home in the morning to sign a book of condolences at London’s Nepal Embassy. 

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Prince Williams signed a book of condolences for victims of the earthquake in Nepal on May 1 Kensington Palace via Getty Images

William, 32, wrote his name in the book, adding the message, "With my deepest condolences to the people of Nepal and my thoughts and prayers to all those affected."

During his visit, the Duke was greeted by Nepal's charge d'affaires Tej Bahadur Chhetri and escorted by a member of the Kensington Palace press office. He appeared somber as he paid respect to victims of the Saturday, April 25, quake. 

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Prince William visited the Nepal Embassy in London days after an earthquake devastated the country and killed more than 6,000 people Kensington Palace via Getty Images

Prince Harry has also put out a message to Nepal. He released a statement via MapAction, a charity that maps priority needs in a humanitarian emergency so relief aid is targeted to help those in greatest need.

The 30-year-old — who is currently stationed in Perth, Australia, for the remainder of his army training — wrote, "I have been deeply saddened to hear of the terrible loss of life and damage caused by the earthquake over the weekend." 

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Prince Harry expressed his condolences for the victims of the Nepal earthquake Neville Hopwood/Getty Images

"My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and the many thousands who have been left homeless as a result of this tragedy."

Meanwhile, fans and media (including Us Weekly) remain waiting across the city at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth at the Lindo Wing. Middleton is currently eight days past her April 23 due date. 

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