Kate Middleton had 22 medical staff assist in Princess Charlotte's delivery and 'everyone was sworn to secrecy'
A princess was never going to give birth like the rest of us.
Three months before Kate Middleton welcomed her second child with Prince Willliam - Princess Charlotte - a team of doctors were "on call" waiting to assist in labour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended their first Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday and were pictured chatting with Professor Tiong Ghee Teoh, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist and anesthesiologist Dr. Johanna Bray, who were both working when she gave birth to Prince George and Princess Charlotte in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Middleton gave birth at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, the same hospital where Princess Diana welcomed Princes William and Harry.
“I was back-up to Guy Thorpe-Beeston [who delivered the prince and princess],” Professor Teoh said.
"We had a huge team. Anything that could possibly go wrong, we had a team of people behind each specialty. Everyone was sworn to secrecy."
While Dr. Bray added, "We weren’t actually at the birth but were behind the scenes. We were all on call for three months – my husband did the childcare for three months! You never know when you need to be called. You need to be in town and available. If you are at a party you need to have your car keys at the ready. No drinking!
"There were about 20 of us that would regularly meet to discuss things."
The medical team consisted of two obstetricians, three midwives, three anesthetists, four surgical staff, two special care baby-unit staff, four pediatricians, one lab technician and three to four managers.
Teoh added that the 35-year-old royal was "a fit young woman", saying: "At the end of the day you want to deliver a healthy, happy baby to a healthy, happy mother – and that’s what happened."