See pics: inside the luxurious Lindo Wing where Catherine will give birth

The luxurious Lindo Wing at London's St Mary's Hospital is well-known for its royal connections - though most recently, it has become best-recognised as the place where Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy.

The now-iconic steps outside the building are where we will see Catherine and William emerge with their new arrival, but what's behind the doors of the mysterious Lindo Wing?

A private department of St Mary's hospital in Paddington, the Lindo Wing is renowned for its luxurious facilities and world-class care.

All bedrooms are en-suite with modern furnishings, with deluxe 'suites' available for those that want to enjoy more space - which no doubt the expecting Duchess will. The rooms also include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV to boot.

According to Imperial Private Healthcare's press pack, the team at the Lindo Wing pride themselves on their 'discreet' service, so Kate can be sure to feel calm and comfortable amongst the public excitement surrounding the arrival of her third child.

She and William can also enjoy a personalised meal service whilst in the wing, aschefs prepare all meals on site to order. There is even a 'light bite menu' that's available daily, consisting of a selection of soups, omelettes, jacket potatoes, salads, sandwiches and baguettes.

On top of that, all patients have a separate breakfast menu consisting of a choice of juice, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread and hot drinks. Lunch and supper are three course meals, with examples including a starter of cream of tomato soup, a main course of pork loin or mushroom risotto with a choice of side dishes, followed by desserts such as cheesecake, fresh fruit platters or a selection of cheese. Yum!

The menu also includes a wine list - complete with champagne of course - should Catherine's visitors want to partake.

 

A daily choice of newspaper is also provided to patients. And William and Catherine can also celebrate their new arrival with a comforting scone and cup of tea, with the hopitals's popular afternoon tea service.

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Over 800 babies are born at the Lindo Wing each year - but it doesn't come cheap. The basic package cost for the first 24 hours of a normal delivery is £5,900, with additional nights costing £1,175 per night.

It was announced on 23rd April that Kate had given birth to a baby boy, no doubt with husband Prince William by her side.

Fans have been excitedly gathering at the Lindo Wing for days now, and we can't wait for Catherine to introduce the little prince to the world.

 

 

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Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.