Kate Middleton: Who Will Be in the Delivery Room When the Royal Baby Arrives

In addition to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister and mother are also expected to be there

By Peter Gicas Jun 20, 2013 2:32 PMTags
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When Kate Middleton gives birth to her baby, it looks like she won't be alone.

No, we're not simply referring to the doctors and nurses who will be on hand to assist Prince William's wife, but rather the family members that are planning on being in the delivery room.

Not surprising, Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, will most likely be present, along with their mother, Carole Middleton, the Daily Mail reports.

On Wednesday, a St. James's Palace spokesperson revealed that Prince William has every intention of being there for the birth of his son or daughter as well.

Of course, given how he is currently on chopper search-and-rescue duties at RAF Valley, a contingency plan has been put into place to get William immediately on a helicopter in North Wales and flown to St. Mary's Hospital in London so that he can be there by his wife's side when their little one enters the world.

Royal sources also confirm that William will take a statutory paternity leave before returning to work.