Call it morning-show sickness: Both “Today” and “Good Morning America” appear to have gone a little mad over the news that Prince William and his wife Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a child.
“GMA” lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer was whisked off to London to cover the story, an assignment that mostly involved standing in front of Buckingham Palace while holding up British newspapers and fighting for space with gawking tourists. According to a report in the Guardian, Spencer wasn’t alone: ABC sent an 11-person production crew to London to cover the royal pregnancy. “GMA” also devoted several in-studio segments to the news, which made Spencer’s international journey seem all the more unnecessary.
But “GMA” was by no means the only show suffering from baby-induced madness – if anything, “Today” had an even more acute case of the illness. The show dispatched news anchor Natalie Morales to cover the story from London, though unlike Spencer at least she was lucky enough to score a prime spot in front of King Edward VII Hospital, where Kate was admitted Monday for treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum.