Kate Middleton’s Birth Plan Revealed

Since her last public appearance, we don’t know where Kate Middleton has hidden herself away–but now we know the details of her birth plan. According to RadarOnline, a spokesperson from Clarence House (which first announced Kate’s pregnancy over Twitter) confirmed that the duchess will give birth at St. Mary’s Hospital.

This hospital in Paddington, London, is where Prince William and Prince Harry were born, so it’s a nice bit of royal tradition. Will’s spokesman Ed Perkins revealed the information last week, but it was embargoed until yesterday. This announcement was well timed, since the public is getting antsy now that Kate has ceased her public appearances.

Perkins added that the Queen’s former gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell will come out of retirement (!) to supervise the birth. Setchell also delivered the Countess of Wessex’s children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Kate is set to deliver the Royal Baby in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, a private wing including deluxe suites with satellite TV, wi-fi, and a safe. (Perhaps to place her beautiful sapphire engagement ring before she gets down to business?) It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any backlash among the British people against Kate giving birth in such luxury, as there was when Beyoncé Knowles used a similarly lavish suite when she delivered Blue Ivy Carter in 2012.

Finally, Perkins acknowledged the public’s most burning question–the baby’s sex. Will and Kate do not know the sex, he said, and they purposefully never found out during the pregnancy. So really, they’ll be finding out just minutes before we do, if Clarence House is on top of that Twitter announcement.