A horrible tragedy following Prince George’s birth in 2013 has St. Mary’s Hospital ramping up security in anticipation of Royal Baby No. 2. HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned what the hospital is doing to ensure safety ahead of Kate’s arrival.
As we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of Royal Baby No. 2, Kate Middleton’s hospital is heavily preparing for the big moment. Hoping to avoid another tragic incident like the alleged suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha after Prince George’s July 2013 birth, St. Mary’s Hospital is making sure security is tighter than ever as doctors eagerly wait for Kate’s arrival.
Kate Middleton’s Hospital Security Ramped Up To Prevent Tragedy Like Last Time
Jacintha was a nurse on duty after Kate gave birth to Prince George, and she fell for a prank phone call from Australian radio DJs pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles inquiring about their great-grandson’s birth.
The 46-year-old put the phone call through to Kate’s nurse, who revealed private details of the Duchess’ and her baby’s condition, which the radio show hosts then played on air. Jacintha died of an apparent suicide three days later, and blamed the DJs for her death in a suicide note.
In order to prevent anything like this from happening again, St. Mary’s Hospital is taking extra care to keep an eye on security with the birth of Royal Baby No. 2 coming up, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned.
“The security plan is much more detailed this time around. There are more bodyguards camped outside the Lindo Wing, and a private area for Kate, making sure only doctors, nurses and Royal family members are granted access,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They do not want a repeat of the security breach last time. If anyone calls, there’s a special password they’ll have to enter to be able to talk to family members.”
Another big reason for the heightened security is because Prince George will be at the hospital, too! As HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY reported, Kate and Will are bringing their firstborn to meet his new sibling.
“They’ve read that it’s common practice to introduce the new arrival to its older sibling, and that it helps with the bonding process. So they plan on having George at the hospital,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Even though they’re Royals, they do just consider themselves like anyone else. If it’s advised to introduce their oldest to its younger sibling, they’ll want to do that.”
Jacintha’s death was definitely tragic, so we’re glad to see the hospital is taking extra measures to make sure nothing like that happens again. And, of course, we always want little George to be safe!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of St. Marys’ ramping up security? When do you think Kate will finally have this baby?!
— Alyssa Norwin