The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed the final details surrounding the birth of their first child.
In an official press briefing which took place at Clarence House last Thursday the couple’s wishes were explained and plans for the birth were confirmed.
The parents-to-be still do not know the sex of their baby. At the briefing it was explained the couple did not wish to know the sex of the baby and did not seek to find out during Kate’s pregnancy.
After much speculation, it was also confirmed Kate will give birth at Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, where both Prince William and Prince Harry were born.
It was also confirmed that Doctor Marcus Setchell, 69, a former gynecologist to the Queen, will supervise the Duchess’ birth. This follows on from Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s two children, Lady Louise and Viscount James, in which Doctor Marcus was present at the births.
After the birth, Prince William will take two weeks paternity leave from his RAF job as he supports the Duchess, as they both settle into parenthood.
The official details come just days after Kate took part in her final engagement. The glowing mum-to-be joined the Queen and Royal Family for the annual Trooping the Colour in London, which celebrates the Queen’s official birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge is now officially on maternity leave, as she prepares to welcome her and William’s first child in mid-July.
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