Kate Middleton: Is She Planning a Home Birth?!

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Exciting times around Buckingham Palace these days.

We're just two months away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - and that's not the only way that the royal family is soon to get bigger by one.

Kate Middleton is Very Pregnant

Yes, Kate Middleton is pregnant with her third child, and while the exact due date remains a mystery, it's expected that the Duchess of Cambridge will welcome her new addition in late April.

That means it's time to once again obsess over Kate's birth plan!

You'd think after two problem-free births, there would be little need for speculation about Kate's preferred method of bringing a child into the world.

This time, however, there's a twist.

There have been rumors that Kate is planning a home birth.

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It's anyone's guess as to where those rumors originated, but for several weeks, the British tabloid press was convinced that the first sight Kate's third child would lay eyes on would be the gilded halls of Kensington Palace.

Unfortunately, it seems that the royal issue will enter the world in much more peasant-y fashion.

Vanity Fair revealed today that Kate and Prince William are planning for another hospital birth:

“She has decided that she will be having the baby at the Lindo Wing. The room is all booked, the team are ready and everyone is just waiting for the baby to come," an insider tells the magazine.

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"They have had two very positive experiences at the Lindo Wing so it’s the No. 1 choice. She knows the team and she feels like she’s in very safe hands," the source continues.

Okay, so a private wing at one of the UK's best hospitals is still a pretty baller way to enter the world, but it's not quite the same as screaming your head off in a freakin' castle while dudes with trumpets and parchment and whatnot are standing at the ready to announce your arrival.

As for how Kate is faring in the final weeks of pregnancy, it seems she's maintaining a busy schedule.

In addition to putting in royal appearances right up until her due date, sources say Kate is planning Meghan's bachelorette party.

Not bad for a woman once dismissed as one of the laziest royals in history.

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Kate Middleton Biography

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Birthplace
Reading, England
Full Name
Kate Middleton