The Duchess of Cambridge is mere days away from giving birth to her and Prince William’s new bundle of joy. While royal enthusiasts waits excitedly on royal baby watch and for Kate to deliver, the royal couple is getting their arrangements in order for welcoming their latest addition.
Involved in these arrangements is choosing the facility at which their baby is to be born. Kate and Will have selected to be loyal to St. Mary’s hospital in London at which the Independent relays, the pair have been offered the Lindo Wing at a discounted rate, as a showing of appreciation for Kate and Will’s loyalty.
This same wing of the facility was where Duchess Kate gave birth to Prince George back in 2013, only this time the steep price will be knocked down by 10 percent for the couple. As the Independent notes, prices on the ward have increased since . Now, a two room suite costs £6,570 for an overnight stay with a normal delivery. That’s a snip at £5,913 with the Duchess’s discount. On top of this, there is also the £6,000 consultant’s fee.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their new arrival on April 25. However, as Daily Mail reminds, “few babies actually arrive when expected,” so it’s definitely a good decision for all arrangements to be made as early as they have been.
In addition, the royal family has a few more big events coming up, including the Queen’s 89th birthday on April 21 and the couple’s wedding anniversary on April 29. Maybe the new prince or princess will make for a double celebration if the birth happens on either of these important dates.
Will and Kate are also taking precautions in regards to keeping the expected “media circus” to a minimum this time around after “photographers and journalists spent weeks camped outside the hospital on what was dubbed the ‘Great Kate Wait'” while awaiting the birth of Prince George.
Other arrangements for safety, security, and Kate’s needs while in labor have also been set in place to ensure all goes well, as the publication communicates.
“In conjunction with the police and hospital authorities, they have barred the media from congregating outside the Lindo Wing until after she has been admitted.”
“Kate will be attended by a team of experts led by Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who is surgeon-gynecologist to the household.”
The Mirror UK relays that strict parking restrictions are being enforced between now and April 30. So, the time is near for the new royal. The only question is, when will the prince or princess make the royal appearance?
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