Duchess Catherine to receive 10% discount at hospital
Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge will receive a 10 per cent “loyalty” discount if she gives birth for a second time in the Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital.
The 33-year-old royal is expecting her and her husband Prince William’s second child and it’s been claimed if she returns to the Lindo Wing – where she gave birth to their 21-month-old son Prince George – they’ll be offered a discount.
Duchess Catherine is expected to give birth to her second child later this month and is believed to be planning to return to the hospital, who will offer her ten per cent off their fees thanks to a discount for returning mothers offered by the private hospital group, the Daily Mail newspaper reports.
However, the royal couple may still end up splashing more cash than the first time round as prices have increased since the birth of Prince George in July 2013.
A suite of two rooms now costs £6,570 for a one-night stay with normal delivery, or £5,913 with the discount included, plus consultant fees of approximately £6,000.
Therefore even a natural delivery would cost over £12,000, with added costs if there are any complications.
The Duchess chose to stay just one night in the hospital after giving birth to baby George, but if she were to opt for a longer stay it would cost an extra £2,300 per night.