Where is the Lindo Wing, how much does the birthing ward cost and will Meghan Markle have the royal baby there?
11 March 2019, 16:14
The Lindo Wing has been used by various members of the royal family - including Princess Diana when she had Prince William, and Kate Middleton for the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Ahead of the arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal baby, we take a look at birthing ward, the Lindo Wing.
Here's everything you need to know...
Where is the Lindo Wing and how much does it cost?
The Lindo Wing is part of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.
The private maternity ward was first opened in 1937 - with the likes of Kate Middleton giving birth there.
While various members of the royal family have chosen the Lindo Wing, it isn't exclusively for the royalty.
According to the MailOnline, the private ward costs a whopping £7,500 per night.
As well as delivering babies, the staff attend to the mother and baby round-the-clock and patients are treated to a gourmet meal, a Champagne afternoon tea and massages.
Will Meghan Markle give birth at the Lindo Wing like Kate?
While the Duchess of Sussex's birthing plans have not been confirmed, it's been rumoured that Meghan will not be staying at the Lindo Wing as Kate Middleton did for the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Back in December 2018, Meghan was said to be reading up on the benefits of hynobirthing, ahead of the birth of her first child this spring.
She and Prince Harry will shortly be relocating from London's Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
It is said that the pair hold a special fondness for Windsor, the location of their wedding last year.
There has also been speculation that Meghan will choose to deliver the baby at home, or simply go to a local hospital in Windsor when the time comes.
Which royal family members have given birth at the Lindo Wing?
Kate Middleton has given birth to all three children at the Lindo Wing in Paddington.
Likewise, Kate's sister Pippa gave birth to her son there on 15 October, 2018.
Princess Anne also gave birth to both of her children, Peter and Zara Phillips there.
Princess Diana, in turn, was admitted to the Lindo Wing for the birth of Prince William, making him the first heir-apparent to be born in a hospital.
However, Lady Di returned to tradition for the birth of Prince Harry, having him at Buckingham Palace.