Kate Middleton may have to rely on little sister Pippa to hold her hand when she gives birth at St. Mary’s hospital next month, as she’s reportedly “nervous” that husband Prince William may end up missing the milestone occasion due to his RAF work commitments.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s July 13 due date is set to clash with Wills’ RAF Search and Rescue pilot work in North Wales, and the 31-year-old mum-to-be is, understandably, anxious. “Kate’s worried he might not be around”, a source told Now Magazine. “She’s feeling self-conscious because it’s uncharted territory for both of them. It’s an exciting and nervous time, but she knows that he’ll do everything in his power not to let her down.”
Although Will’s been spending as much time as possible in the royal couple’s Kensington Palace home ahead of Kate’s due date, there’s still a chance he could be whisked off to Wales to perform his pilot duties over the next few weeks.
“Between now and then he is on and off shift and every attempt will be made to get him there”, a royal insider told People magazine. “The royal will be flown or driven down to London should he be in Wales when Kate goes into labour in the coming weeks.”
Kate, who was spotted shopping for antiques in Berkshire yesterday, will deliver her first baby in the exclusive Lindo wing at St. Mary’s – the same hospital where Princess Diana gave birth to Prince Wills and Prince Harry. Let’s just hope the only rescuing Wills will be doing that day will be of his ruptured eardrums after Kate’s very royal delivery…
By Robyn Munson
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