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Could Carole Middleton Help Deliver the Royal Baby? Kate Middleton's Mom Received Emergency Midwife Training

Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine, Carole Middleton George Pimentel/WireImage

Kate Middleton's mom is not only expected to be in the delivery room when the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth, but it looks like Carole Middleton may even be able to lend her daughter a hand if need be.

In her book, Kate: A Biography, author and OK! magazine's former royal correspondent Marcia Moody revealed that Carole was given emergency midwife training while becoming a British Airways flight attendant.

During her time at British Airways' Cranebank Training Centre in West London in 1976, the soon-to-be grandmother was taught how to deal with a wide range of emergencies that included what to do in the event a passenger goes into labor.

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"They were taught how to be good listeners, how to maintain good eye contact and always have a smile on their face," writes Moody.

She adds, "Many people commented on how composed the Middletons were at the royal wedding and it struck me that Carole's training provided exactly the right sort of skillset you might need to be a member of the Royal Family. I'm sure part of it has rubbed off on Kate."

Meanwhile, Prince William plans to pass the time before the big day by taking part in a charity polo match in Gloucestershire with Prince Harry this weekend while his wife stays in London.

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"Prince Harry is definitely planning on attending," a source tells E! News. "As far as William, he will be there if he can, but obviously if Kate goes into labor, he will be with her."

A helicopter is on standby in the event that William needs to get back to Kate in time for their child's arrival.

When Kate does go into labor, she will check into the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's. The hospital has recommended that she bring her "maternity notes and birth plan" as well as a dressing gown, nursing bras and outfits for both mom and baby to wear home.

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