Clarence House has announced via tweet that Kate and her new royal heir are doing well, and will be spending the night "in hospital". Does this mean they'll go home the next day? We can only hope!
As you might expect, this momma-to-be has already planned her labor and delivery to a T. If all goes well, she should be giving birth in the Lindo wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London (the same hospital Princess Diana gave birth in), alongside her husband, Prince William, and a fleet of doctors including royal gynecologists Marcus Setchell and Alan Farthing.
So, how long will Kate stay in the hospital once she gives birth? Normal recuperation time after labor is about two days, so we anticipate Kate staying at least a few nights at St. Mary's, which costs £4,965 for the first 24 hours with extra charges for each additional night spent. Luckily, William will be able to stay with Kate until she and the baby are ready to go home, at which point the three musketeers will pose for photos on the steps of the hospital.
We're sure Kate will be eager to take her kiddo back to the palace, though the Lindo wing isn't half bad. Deluxe rooms feature televisions, radios, and mini fridges, and Kate will have access to a full wine list should she want to celebrate her baby's birth with a toast. Oh, and she has a full kitchen staff at her disposal should she get a case of the munchies.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.