- The go-to hospital for royal births appears to be preparing for Meghan Markle to give birth there in April.
- The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital – where Kate Middleton and Diana gave birth to their children – told its staff not to take any holidays in April, The Telegraph reported.
- Markle reportedly told a fan last month that she expects to give birth in April.
- The Lindo Wing is private and can reportedly cost £7,500 ($US9,791), though Markle was previously thought to be preparing to give birth in a publicly-funded hospital.
The maternity care unit where Kate Middleton gave birth to her three children is rumoured to be preparing for Meghan Markle to give birth there following a report that it advised staff not to take holidays in the spring.
An unnamed source told The Telegraph that staff at the Lindo Wing, a private unit at St Mary’s Hospital in central London, not to take days off in April.
Markle reportedly told fans that she is expecting her baby in April, which is the closest we have come to an official due date from the royals.
“Staff at the Lindo Wing have been asked not to take holiday in April,” The Telegraph’s source said. “Everyone thinks it’s got something to do with the royal baby but no one is confirming anything.”
The Lindo Wing where Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to her and Prince William’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
It was also where Diana, Princess of Wales, gave birth to Prince William and Prince Harry. This means Prince Harry’s baby could be born in the same hospital as he was.
Diana was the first royal to give birth in a hospital and not at home, according to The Sun.
The Lindo Wing is a private care unit, and so is not publicly funded on the UK’s National Health System (NHS) system.
Suites at the private wing can cost up to £7,500 ($US9,791) a night, according to the MailOnline.
Earlier reports suggested that Markle would give birth in the Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, a publicly funded NHS hospital.
The Lindo Wing advertises “modern private, en suite rooms” where “all meals will be made to order on site by our team of talented chefs.”
“You can even order a celebratory high tea with optional champagne to welcome your new arrival,” its website says.
“We can put together a bespoke package for you if there is anything else you would like,” it added.
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