Facts related to the maternity ward where the royal babies are born-Lindo Ward of St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London
This maternity ward is preferred by royal pregnant mothers to give birth to their babies. It is the Lindo Ward of St. Mary’s hospital in Paddington in London. And after the birth, it is a tradition that the royal new mother would pose with her newborn outside the Lindo ward for everyone to see and click. Let us gather some quick facts related to this iconic and legendary Wing of the hospital.
Who were the royal babies delivered in the Lindo Wing?
The Lindo Wing has been used by many royal family members to give birth to their babies. It started two generations back when Princess Anne decided to give birth to her two children there. Both her kids- Zara Phillips and Peter Phillips were born in this wing. All of the Queen’s children were born in the Buckingham Palace.
Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William at this wing of the hospital. The latter was the first heir-apparent to be born in a hospital. Prince Harry was also born to Princess Diana here. Kate Middleton also used this place to give birth to all her three children here-Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton also chose this wing to give birth to her first baby.
The tradition place for royal watchers
It has been a tradition that after a child is born here, the royal couple will pose with the baby outside the Lindo Wing for royal watchers. The media personnel sometimes take up positions outside the wing many days in advance of the anticipated date of arrival of the royal baby!
She preferred to keep her delivery plans a secret till the end.
“Because it is a working hospital, nobody is allowed into those positions until we’re told that the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted,”
says Shutterstock photographer Tim Rooke.
The Lindo wing and its other clients
The facilities and amenities in the Lindo Wing
The rooms and comfortable and opulent. A waiter comes around every morning to take orders for the various meals of the day. Food is cooked by special chefs. The wards also serve wine and champagne for the celebratory toasts. There is also a provision for the afternoon tea. The room cost starts at $ 7325 per night. There are suites as well and the hospital charges $ 140445 per night.
One of the rich clients of the hospital, Karen Yossman said:
“The most vital thing the Lindo offers is discretion, with each new mother ensconced in her own en-suite room equipped with high-speed internet, radio, safe, fridge and television.”
“I didn’t see or hear another patient during the entirety of my stay. “
There is a lot of privacy and blackout curtains are also used. The medical team, of course, consists of high-class doctors.
Source: Town and Country magazine