Kate Middleton is due to give birth to the third royal baby any day now, so it makes sense that her hospital bag is packed and ready to go.
And there are a few luxuries and good luck charms that she’ll be bringing with her in order to make her feel more comfortable as she becomes a mum for the third time.
According to OK! magazine, Kate’s imminent stay at the exclusive Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London, will see her bring a variety of home comforts, including a 19th century alabaster cameo pendant from the Queen and her mother’s black onyx beads.
Kate will also decorate her bedside table with three framed family photos – including one with Her Majesty and another with the Middletons, the magazine claims.
Her two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have added some of their favourite toys to keep their mum company, while William gifted Kate one of her favourite Madagascan vanilla aromatherapy kits with candles and a calming music CD.
Kate has even thought of her post-birth recovery and packed some of her favourite moisturisers and her own kindle ‘loaded with the latest Booker prize winners’.
Kate and William have chosen the exclusive maternity ward once again after Kate welcomed both George and Charlotte there in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
William and Prince Harry were also born in the private wing.
The Lindo Wing is pure luxury for expectant mothers, with each room equipped with satellite TV, radio, a bedside phone and a fridge.
There is also a gourmet menu, luxury toiletries and a wide selection of newspapers and free WiFi available.
But all this quality comes with a hefty price tag as one night’s stay can set you back a minimum of £5,900 – rising to £6,275 for a deluxe package.
Excitement over the third royal baby reached fever pitch last week after barriers began lining the street opposite the Lindo Wing and parking restrictions were enforced in the area.
Once news of the birth has been announced on the official Kensington Palace Twitter and Instagram accounts, a bulletin notice declaring the birth will go on display on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.