Kate Middleton ‘would love’ to have her third child at home
The Duchess of Cambridge has resportedly said she would love to have her third child at home when she gives birth later this year.
Kate had George and Charlotte at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, but is hoping she can bring their sibling into the world at home, either in Kensington Palace or Amner Hall in Norfolk.
A Royal source told the Express: ‘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.’
The last two Royal babies sparked a huge media scrum outside the hospital as the press pack spent days outside the hospital awaiting news.
She added: ‘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.
‘They don’t think it’s fair on other patients at the hospital and people visiting their relatives.’
Kate had wanted Charlotte to be born at home but Royal aides but a block on the plan because the princess is fourth in line to the throne.
William and Harry were both born at St Mary’s Hospital but the Queen had Charles, Edward and Andrew at Buckingham Palace.
The baby is due in April.