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