Kate is expected to give birth in the luxurious Lindo Wing at London’s St.Mary’s Hospital. The ward has reportedly been in lockdown mince mid-March to ensure everything is ready to go for the royal arrival.
The royal family have the birth planned down to the minute and ‘there’s a backup plan for everything,’ a source told Us Weekly.
As soon as Kate goes into labour, she and William will begin the 6km drive from Kensington Palace to the hospital.
‘The hospital will get only five minutes’ notice ahead of Kate’s arrival,’ shared the source. The tight timeline is designed ‘to prevent anyone being tipped off that she’ll be leaving home.’
Once the royal bub has arrived, the plan is reportedly to get him or her home to the family’s home at Kensington Palace as soon as possible.
‘Depending on how Kate feels,’ said the source, ‘it’s hoped she can return home the same day or the following morning.’
This article originally appeared on New Idea.