Kate Middleton Is Adding These Good Luck Charms To Her Hospital Bag

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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With the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date apparently just a matter of days away, royal baby watch is in full swing, with the world’s eyes trained on the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where the Duchess previously gave birth to her two children Prince George (in 2013) and Princess Charlotte (and in 2015).

According to a new report from OK!, Kate has already packed her hospital bag with a handful of luxuries and good luck charms to make her feel more at home during her stay on the state of the art maternity ward, which sets expectant mothers back a minimum of £5,900 per night.

A source told the magazine that Kate will bring a handful of trinkets with sentimental value, including a 19th century alabaster cameo pendant that was given to her by the Queen, and some black onyx beads belonging to her mother, Carole. She will also reportedly pack three framed family photos, including one with the Middleton family and one with the Queen.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have lent their mum a handful of favourite toys to keep her company, while Prince William has reportedly given his wife one of her favourite aromatherapy kits, scented with Madagascan vanilla.

According to OK!’s source, the Duchess has loaded up her Kindle with ‘the latest Booker prize winners,’ though a selection of newspapers and complimentary wifi are available on the maternity ward.

A deluxe package at the Lindo Wing, intended for ‘patients who would like to take advantage of a larger space,’ costs £6,275 and includes gourmet three-course meals cooked by the in-house chef.

News of the birth of the Duke and Duchess’s third child will be first announced on the royal family’s official social media channels, before the traditional paper announcement is placed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, confirming the baby’s sex and the time of birth.

From the Queen to Princess Charlotte, look back at royal babies through the ages in the gallery below...


All The Royal Babies - Grazia

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born: 21st April 1926When Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York was born in 1926, it was not expected that she would ever become Queen: she was third in line to the throne, only becoming heir presumptive after the abdication of her uncle.

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Princess Margaret

Born: 21st August 1930Margaret was born at Glamis Castle, the ancestral home of her mother's family, and the official registration of her birth was delayed a while to prevent her being listed 13th in the parish register.

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Prince Charles

Born: 14th November 1948The first child of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles was born at Buckingham Palace.

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Princess Anne

Born: 15th August 1950The Queen's only daughter was born at Clarence House; like her elder brother Charles, she was baptised in the music room at Buckingham Palace.

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Prince Andrew

Born: 19th February 1960Prince Andrew was the first child to be born to a reigning monarch for nearly 100 years (since 1857, when Queen Victoria gave birth to her youngest, Princess Beatrice).

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David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowden

Born: 3rd November 1961Princess Margaret's eldest son, who was styled as Viscount Linley until the death of his father last year, can count the Queen among his godparents.

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Prince Edward

Born: 10th March 1964At the time of his birth, Prince Edward was third in line to the throne: as the Queen's third son, the succession laws dictated that he would come ahead of his older sister, Princess Anne. These rules have since been changed.

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Lady Sarah Chatto

Born: 1st May 1964The daughter of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones was born at Kensington Palace, and later christened at the private chapel in Buckingham Palace.

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Peter Phillips

Born: 15th November 1977Like Princes William, Harry and Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Peter Phillips (son of Princess Anne and her first husband) was delivered in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.

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Zara Phillips

Born: 15th May 1981Like her older brother, Zara was born at the Lindo Wing; her name was reportedly a suggestion from her uncle, Prince Charles.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Born: 21st June 1982William's name was not announced to the public until a week after his birth. He was baptised at Buckingham Palace on 4th August, the birthday of his great-grandmother.

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Prince Harry

Born: 15th September 1984Officially styled Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Harry was born at the Lindo Wing like his brother and cousins.

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Princess Beatrice of York

Born: 8th August 1988Beatrice, the Queen's fifth grandchild, was born at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London's West End.

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Princess Eugenie of York

Born: 23rd March 1990Like her sister, Eugenie was born at the Portland Hospital, and was baptised at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate.

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Lady Louise Windsor

Born: 8th November 2003As a male-line grandchild of a monarch, Lady Louise would be styled as Princess, but upon the occasion of her father's marriage, a Buckingham Palace statement confirmed his children would be styled as the offspring of an earl.

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James, Viscount Severn

Born: 17th December 2007For the same reason, Prince Edward's son James is styled as Viscount Severn, one of his father's subsidiary titles, rather than as a Prince.

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Prince George

Born: 22nd July 2013Prince George was delivered at the Lindo Wing by the Queen's former gynaecologist, Marcus Setchell. His birth marks the second time that three generations of direct heirs to the throne have been alive at the same time.

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Princess Charlotte

Born: 2nd May 2015Changes to succession laws made before the birth of Prince George ensure that Princess Charlotte cannot be overtaken in succession by any younger brothers.

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Prince Louis

Born: 23rd April 2018 Prince Louis was delivered in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital, making him the third and youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and fifth in line of succession to the British throne.

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