Now that Kate Middleton is pregnant, the Duchess of Cambridge is already thinking about where she wants to welcome to baby No. 3. Turns out, the brunette royal is interested in a home birth this time around.
Kate, 35, allegedly wanted the same for her first two kids, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, but doctors wouldn't allow it. "The Duchess knew it wasn’t possible for her first baby to be born at home, but she asked for a home birth for the second," an insider told the Daily Mail. "Officials and doctors thought it too risky. There was concern and in the end she decided against it."
George and Charlotte were born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, where the princess could be protected and taken care of in case of an emergency. "The Duke and Duchess decided not to take the risk last time. A similar request with the third baby would be more acceptable," the source adds of Kate and her husband Prince William's third child.
News of Kate's third pregnancy broke in early September when Kensington Palace made the official announcement. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news," it read. "As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."
Since Kate is suffering from severe morning sickness, the royal has been receiving regular visits from her mom, Carole Middleton, and sister, Pippa Middleton. If Kate isn't feeling up to leaving the house, a home birth could be perfect for her. The benefits? She wouldn't have to go out and deal with the paparazzi (especially if she's not feeling good) and George and Charlotte would be able to spend time with their new sibling right away. We can't wait to meet Kate and William's future daughter in a few months!
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