Inside 'Lavish' Royal Baby Birthing Wing

Not sure where to store your birthing jewels? Lindo Wing has a safe

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 22, 2013 10:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – How in the world to pass the time until the royal baby arrives? The Daily Mail is here to help, with all the details one could ever want on the swanky private maternity wing where Kate Middleton is giving birth at this very moment—made even swankier with a recent renovation. The Lindo Wing at St. Mary's in Paddington also saw the births of Princes William and Harry, their cousins Peter and Zara Phillips, and various other royal progeny. It features birthing rooms with satellite TV, radio, Internet, newspapers, and a safe for, presumably, royal jewels or something. There's also a birthing pool, if that's more your style.

As for after the birth, the post-natal rooms feature free breakfasts and chairs that recline completely for anyone who wants to sleep over. A catering staff is on hand, offering not only quite a variety of food options but also a "specially compiled" wine list, which of course includes champagne. Apparently there are no iPods or laptops on hand, however, because an eyewitness tells Us that one of each was delivered to the Lindo Wing soon after Kate arrived. The bill for her delivery could top $15,000, according to the Mail's amusing price list, which warns, "Suite prices and information available on request and subject to availability." As for the actual baby's progress down the birth canal, no updates yet, but we do have some bad news for you from E!: If it arrives after 10:30pm local time, the bulletin announcing its birth won't be released until the next morning.

British police officers guard the entrance of St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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