Kate Middleton has welcomed her third baby at St Mary’s Hospital, London.
His Royal Highness, the young Prince of Cambridge was born inside the exclusive Lindo Wing of the hospital. It’s the same maternity ward where Kate gave birth to future King of England Prince George, and little sister Princess Charlotte, and where Prince William and Prince Harry were born.
Offering suites with private en suite bathrooms, artwork, fresh blooms, a ‘world-class’ nursing staff and chef cooked meals it also comes with a pretty big price tag.
In its current brochure online, The Lindo Wing advertises a range of private, modern rooms, or actual ‘hotel-like’ suites and deluxe accommodation.
There is free TV, radio, an in-room fridge and wifi, just like any other hotel, and a choice of daily newspapers each morning.
But it’s their extensive chef-cooked menu that really takes the cake – if you haven’t had the joy of trying hospital food before, don’t hold your breath.
“Our talented chefs prepare all meals on site to order,” the brochure reads. “We also offer a range of optional extras, including our popular afternoon tea service.”
As with many private healthcare facilities, the hospital gives you the choice of consultant from their ‘world-class’ team.
When Princess Charlotte was born for example, Kate had a handful of midwives and medical staff on hand, led by consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston.
More than a dozen experts – including theatre staff, lab technician, a replacement anaesthetists and 23 paediatricians – in case of emergencies.
“We know that parents-to-be want a trusted team that understands their personal situation and requirements,” The Lindo Wing’s website reads.
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And what does all this cost?
A normal double standard room costs $10,500, plus $2,000 for an additional night, according to the most recent pricing listed online.
Of course, deluxe rooms and suites are more expensive with both the deluxe package and the price of a suite of two rooms (only available by application) come in at $11,500 each for a one-night stay.
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