The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, who already shares Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, with Prince William, is apparently planning to break tradition with her third tot – and ditch the exclusive Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital for her family home.
According to Express.co.uk, a source has revealed she’d love to have her baby in Kensington Palace or Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate.
The insider told the site: “Catherine has said she would love to have her baby at home.
“She has discussed it with William and he is being very supportive. They both think it would be lovely for the family to have a home birth, particularly for George and Charlotte.
“Above all, they both agree that having a home birth would save a massive intrusion into the day to day running of any hospital where she gave birth.
“They were very concerned about the chaos caused with the first two children as hundreds of press and public camped outside for several days, and they would like to avoid a repeat if they could.
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“They don’t think it’s fair on other patients at the hospital and people visiting their relatives.”
The royal source added: “Obviously the third child would be down the pecking order and so there would be less pressure on William and Kate, but in the end, they will do what they feel is best.”
The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant and expecting her third child in April 2018.
Kensington Palace took to social media to make the royal baby announcement last year, much to the delight of the nation.
The statement read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”