The newest royal was born in a $8,900-a-night maternity wing, but the average American pays more.
The British royal family’s newest member was born in an $8,900-a-night deluxe maternity wing, but it costs even more for Americans to deliver mere commoners.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, delivered their third child in a private room in St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing. Perks include an “en suite” bathroom, a refrigerator, and a menu of “nutritious” meals (including a comprehensive wine list), according to a brochure about the wing. The wing even offers “exclusive circumcision services” for boy babies.
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Sounds posh, but the royal birth was actually cheaper than the average cost of delivering a baby in the U.S., which was $10,800 in 2015, according to figures compiled by The Economist and circulated by Statista. That figure doesn’t include care before and after the birth, which pushes the average cost up to roughly $30,000, The Economist reported.