Royal baby: Kate follows in Diana’s footsteps with Lindo Wing birth

09:14 22 July 2013

The Prince and Princess of Wales with a newborn Prince William outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary

The Prince and Princess of Wales with a newborn Prince William outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital as they leave the hospital for Kensington Palace.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to an exclusive private hospital where her husband was born, and will be treated by the Queen’s gynaecologist.

The Lindon wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireThe Lindon wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Prince William was born at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, as was his brother Harry, and he made his first public appearance on its steps in the arms of his mother Diana, with the Prince of Wales at their side.

Fully refurbished last year with private en suite rooms, a normal delivery package including a one-night stay costs £4,965, with an extra night in a deluxe room costing £1,050.

With consultant’s fees which of around £6,000, a two-night stay at the Lindo Wing can cost more than £12,000.

An internationally renowned obstetric unit, it caters for complex pregnancies and deliveries as well as multiple births.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Picture: Sean Demspey/PA WireThe Duchess of Cambridge at the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Picture: Sean Demspey/PA Wire

Kate’s medical team is led by Marcus Setchell, who has been the Queen’s gynaecologist for two decades, and helped save the lives of the Countess of Wessex and her eldest child

In 2004 Mr Setchell was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO), a prestigious honour in the Queen’s personal gift.

He is being assisted by Alan Farthing, the former fiance of murdered TV presenter Jill Dando and gynaecologist to the royal household.

Mr Farthing, who has been a doctor for 26 years, is a specialist in fertility sparing surgery, keyhole surgery, gynaecological cancers and endometriosis.

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