The British royals have a seemingly never-ending list of rules they must follow while doing basically anything—so it comes as no surprise that Kate Middleton and family have an extremely complex birthing plan. As Harper's Bazaar reports, the Duchess of Cambridge will deliver baby number three in a $9650-per-day suite in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, just as she did with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Not only has Middleton's room been on lockdown since mid-March (her due date is April 23), but "security does regular sweeps of the room, then it's resealed each time with tamper-proof tape. Even the crawl space above the room is checked regularly," a source told the magazine. "Everything is planned down to the tiniest detail." Additionally, there's an assigned "baby team" at Kensington Palace awaiting baby number three's arrival, which includes Middleton's mom, Carole.
They're all "dedicated to making sure everything is ready, from media plans to security to hospital arrangements," they explained. "There's a backup plan for everything."
When the exciting day finally arrives, Middleton and Prince William will reportedly drive directly from the palace to the maternity ward, which is just two miles away. The hospital will only get five minutes' notice to prevent anyone from being tipped off ahead of time. During this time, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will reportedly be attended to by Grandma Carole. From there, proceedings will follow royal tradition: An official letter announcing the baby's birth date and time, sex, and weight will be posted on an easel outside of Buckingham Palace, in addition to a social media announcement for those awaiting the news stateside.
Head over to Harper's Bazaar for more details, and read up on the birthing rules Middleton must follow next.