Saturday 21 October 2017

Kate Middleton 'keen on a home birth' for her third child

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre on the second day of a three-day tour of Poland with her husband the Duke of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre on the second day of a three-day tour of Poland with her husband the Duke of Cambridge
Prince George and his father the Duke of Cambridge on his first day at school at Thomas's Battersea (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave Warsaw, Poland, as they head to Germany
Kate Middleton and Prince William present Princess Charlotte to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London
Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk with their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they visit Airbus in Hamburg, Germany.Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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Kate Middleton is reportedly planning on having a home birth for her third child.

The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be keen on the idea following the "problem free" births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, reports The Mail on Sunday.

"The Duchess knew it wasn’t possible for her first baby to be born at home, but she asked for a home birth for the second.

"Officials and doctors thought it was too risky. There was concern and in the end she decided against it," said a source.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Welcoming the new arrival at Kensington Palace would allow Kate (35) to avoid greeting the paparazzi directly after the birth, which was the case with both George and Charlotte at St Mary's Hospital in London.

The Duchess, who is said to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, as she did with her two other pregnancies, and missed George's first day of school last week as a result.

The new baby will become the fifth in line to the throne behind George and Charlotte, pushing Prince Harry into sixth place.

Kate Middleton and Prince William present Princess Charlotte to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London
Kate Middleton and Prince William present Princess Charlotte to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London
Prince George and his father the Duke of Cambridge on his first day at school at Thomas's Battersea (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
Prince George and his father the Duke of Cambridge on his first day at school at Thomas's Battersea (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)

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