Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Where and How: Baby Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth in mid-July.  The birth will take place at the Lindo Wing, St. Mary's, Paddington.

The Duke of Cambridge plans to be present for the birth.   The Duchess is not too posh to push, and has opted for natural childbirth.

Baby Cambridge will be the tenth royal baby born at St. Mary's.   The Duchess of Gloucester was the first member of the royal family to give birth at St. Mary's.   All three of her children were born at St. Mary's:  Alexander (the Earl of Ulster, born two months prematurely, on October 24, 1974); Lady Davina (November 19, 1977), and Lady Rose (March 1, 1980).

Four days before the Duchess of Gloucester gave birth to Lady Davina,  Princess Anne checked into the Lindo Wing, where she gave birth to her first child, Peter Phillips on November 15, 1977.   Zara was born at the hospital on May 15, 1981.

Princess Michael of Kent's two children, Lord Frederick (April 6, 1979) and Lady Gabriella (April 23, 1981) were also born at St. Mary's.

Prince William was born at the hospital on June 21, 1982.  Prince Harry is the most recent royal birth at the hospital.  He was born on September 15, 1984.

The first royal birth in a hospital:  July 25, 1970 when the Duchess of Kent gave birth to a son, Nicholas, at King's College Hospital, in London.

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