For Kate Middleton, welcoming royal baby No. 3 into the world won't be quite as easy as just going to the hospital and delivering. In fact, the royal couple has put an entire birth plan in place for when the time comes, and it appears as if the future prince or princess is getting the full royal treatment before he/she has even been born.
According to Us Weekly, Kate will reportedly deliver in the same luxury suite in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born, which is only a mile and a half from Kensington Palace. The suite can run upwards of $9,650 per night, but according to Us Weekly, it's the security factor that makes the space most appealing for the royal couple.
“Security does regular sweeps of the room, then it’s resealed each time with tamper-proof tape,” a source told the magazine. “It’s a high-security operation. Even the crawl space above the room is checked regularly."
Will and Kate reportedly have everything planned "down to the tiniest detail," says the source. There's even been a "baby team" put in place—which includes Kate's mom, Carole Middleton—to make sure "everything is ready, from media plans to security to hospital arrangements." And just in case one plan isn't enough, there's a back-up plan for everything, too.
Kate Middleton's expected due date is reportedly April 23, according to Us Weekly, which is right around the corner. The tabloid reports that the hospital will get only a five-minute warning that the future royal is about to be born on its premises in order to "prevent anyone being tipped off that she’ll be leaving home.” Since the hospital is taking such intense measures to prepare ahead of time, though, that shouldn't be a problem.
And should all go according to plan and the duchess feels up to it, she'll return Kensington Palace the same day or morning after giving birth. Here's hoping the royal baby name is announced just as quickly.