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Royal baby: World media gathers ahead of birth

London, PTI | Updated : 11 July 2013, 06:20 PM

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is due to have a baby any time soon and world media have descended outside a hospital in London to cover the royal birth.

Media from around the world have gathered outside the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, where the baby is expected to be born.

Prince William plans to be with his 31-year-old wife when she has their child at the hospital in Paddington, where his mother, Princess Diana, gave birth to him in June 1982.

The cost of a suite at the unit is 6,265 pounds for a one-night stay with no complications and 2,200 pounds for each extra night.

Based on a trouble-free three-night stay, Kate's bill will top 10,000 pounds and it is possible the Royal couple may have booked more than one suite, the Sun reported.

All rooms have satellite TV, wi-fi, radio and a safe. The wing also offers a "comprehensive wine list."

A fresh bouquet of flowers are delivered every day and blackout curtains ensure total privacy.

Gynaecologists, paediatricians, midwives, nurses, breast-feeding consultants and nursery nurses are all on hand. If anything goes wrong, Kate can be whisked to the wealth of medical expertise next-door at St Mary's, the report said.

The Lindo wing opened in 1937.

Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips who announced her own pregnancy this week was also born there in 1981.

First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 06:09 PM
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