The royal Duchess of Cambridge is all set to deliver next week and the preparations have been started ahead of the due date.
Kate Middleton is pregnant with the second child and has chosen the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London for the second time. It is the same hospital where her first child and second direct heir to the throne, Prince George was delivered on July 22nd, 2013.
The Duchess of Cambridge will get a 10 per cent ‘loyalty' discount for giving birth a second time in Lindo Wing's eye-watering fees, thanks to a discount for returning mothers.
As it is the delivery of the Duchess of Cambridge, the security has been tightened and signs have been put on roads near the hospital. The parking restriction notices were erected outside the hospital yesterday, emblazoned with the words ‘Special Event'.
The sign boards will run from 15th to 30th April, which means that Kensington Palace clearly anticipate the Duchess to have given birth by then. At her last appearance during second pregnancy last month, Kate said at the Brookhill Children's Centre in East London to a volunteer, "I'm due mid-April to the end of April. Not long to go now."
In order to avoid media and photographers, the Palace will allow no press near the Lindo Wing until Kate Middleton is admitted. Kate will be attended by a team of experts led by Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who is surgeon-gynaecologist to the household.