It has been claimed that the 35-year-old wanted to give birth to Princess Charlotte, her second born, at Kensington Palace, but, according to the Mirror, changed her mind and decided against it after speaking to royal advisors.
While we don’t know how far gone the Duchess is just yet, it is now reported that she is considering giving birth to their third child at home, away from the world’s press.
According to reports the Duchess is now keen have a home birth after being unable to with her first two children, Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015.
‘The Duchess knew it wasn’t possible for her first baby to be born at home, but she asked for a home birth for the second.
‘Officials and doctors thought it too risky. There was concern and in the end she decided against it,’ a source explained to the MailOnline.
Kate’s time in hospital for the birth of Princess Charlotte’s was relatively short, with her birth recorded at 08:34 just two-and-a-half hours after Kate went into labour on May 2, 2015 at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London.
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If Kate was to have a home birth for her third child, who would be fifth in line to the throne, she would be reverting back to a grand royal tradition of heirs being born in this way.
The Queen had all of her four children at Buckingham Palace and Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, Kate and William’s London home, in 1819.