Kate Middleton has been offered a second-child discount of 10% on the cost of birthing her new baby at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London – where she gave birth to Prince George in 2013.
The Independent reports that the hospital group has offered Kate a private birth at a knock-down rate for her second child.
It is believed to be a standard policy of the private hospital group.
A two room suite costs £6,570 for an overnight stay with a “normal delivery" - or £5,913 with the Duchess’s discount. On top of this, there is also the £6,000 consultant’s fee.
A bargain, Americans might say. Unless complications arise, the royal child’s birth will cost less than the average American delivery, reports qz.com— which, paid for out of pocket without insurance is about $32,000, and goes up to over $50,000 for C-sections. Even with private health insurance, the average out of pocket expense is $3,400, and insurers negotiate with healthcare providers to pay an average $18,000 for a vaginal delivery and $28,000 for a C-section.
The bill for an American family is significantly higher if the birth takes place at a luxury facility like the royal family’s.
The new royal baby is expected to be born in about a week's time!