Revealed! Kate Middleton's Birth Plan

From the hospital suite to who'll be by her side, we've got new deets on Kate Middleton and Prince William's Royal baby's arrival
Revealed! Kate Middleton's Birth Plan
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

First things first, Kate Middleton and Prince William still don't know the sex of their baby.

Kate, due in mid-July, is planning to give birth to their first child naturally (never mind those too-posh-to-push rumours) at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital in London, where both Prince William, who will turn 31 on Friday (21 June), and his brother Prince Harry, 28, were born.

The birth is expected to cost £10,000!  Expectant mums who choose to give birth in the Lindo wing are treated to luxury and top-of-the-line care from a dedicated maternity team including experts in obstetric, neonatal and anaesthetist care, according to the MailOnline.

Each suite boasts a satellite TV, bedside phone, a fridge, a radio and even a safe to lock away valuable items. Kate, 31, will also have access to the internet and a selection of newspapers which will be delivered to her suite each morning.

And should the duchess have any final pregnancy cravings before the birth, the Lindo Wing's dedicated kitchen staff are available on call at all times and are able to meet various dietary requirements.

Kate and Wills will also be able to toast the birth of their heir with a glass of bubbly chosen from an extensive list, which is made available to patients.

Sources said Kate hopes to have her husband, her mother Carole Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton by her side, but a Palace spokesperson reiterated on 19 June that the couple do not know the sex of the baby, as they want it to be a surprise.

Prince William will be flown or driven to the hospital if he is away when the Duchess goes into labour.

A royal source told the MailOnline website: "He very much plans to be at the birth but between now and then will also be on and off duty in north Wales, meaning he might have to get there rather swiftly."

Once extended family, including Queen Elizabeth, have been notified, a traditional bulletin, signed by the royal medical team, will be posted on a wooden easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to officially announce the baby's birth, shortly before an electronic announcement is made.

The palace spokesperson said: "We wanted to retain some of the theatre of the notice. It is quite important to us that this is done properly and with the degree of dignity that the event demands. This is the birth of a child who will be in line to the throne. It is a rare occasion and it is nice to be able to do it with some historical precedence."

"While it is a deeply personal and private event, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge realise this is a time of national celebration and that there will be vast interest in the baby. They realise many people will want to share in their happiness."

The palace has other "contingencies" in place in case the Duchess happens to be elsewhere when she goes into labour.

The spokesman said that there is "still some discussion" about where the family will be based amid reports she will move in with her parents in Berkshire for six weeks once the Duke returns to work as their new apartment at Kensington Palace is still being renovated.

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