The royals are officially on baby watch, taking every possible precaution to ensure the safe delivery of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, AKA the heir to the royal throne. The newest move has literally moved the expectant mom from her parents’ house, where she has been hiding out for the past few weeks, to a home much closer to the London hospital where she will give birth!
According to Hollywood Life, Kate and Will are not taking any chances when it comes to their firstborn, even relocating to be closer to the hospital! The mom-to-be has taken up residency at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. Her new digs — a quaint two-bedroom home — are just across town from St. Mary’s Hospital, where the little prince or princess will be born!
While Kate has selected a new home to wait for the big day, William is almost 300 miles away doing 24-hour search-and-rescue shifts with the Royal Air Force. While Will continues to work up until the birth of his first child, that doesn’t mean he isn’t ensuring that Kate is safe during these last few moments of pregnancy. A source close to the Duchess told Us Weekly:
“William has been with Kate as much as possible, whenever he is off shift. They’ve been spending time just the two of them.”
But what happens when Prince William is back in Wales, away from his pregnant wife? “There is always another family member with Kate. Kate does not want to have to go to the hospital on her own,” the source added.
So, who has taken the responsibility of looking over the expectant mother? Her own mom, Carole Middleton, of course, who has reportedly been spending time with her daughter before the newborn arrives! And if anything crazy happens and she goes into labor early, it’s all good because as a former flight attendant, Carole has had emergency midwife training.
So bring on that royal baby!