The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate recently welcomed their third child. Then, they promptly headed back to their home before the day ended.
Have you ever wondered why? Does this mean something?
According to some reports, with Charlotte, Duchess Kate only stayed in the hospital for about 10 hours after giving birth. And with Prince George, Kate did stay overnight but left quickly that morning. These stays are shorter than most for new mothers.
Wondering why this quick exit?
Well, first, British mothers tend to leave the hospital pretty quickly to begin with. According to 2016 survey, new mothers in the U.K. tend to stay an average of a day and a half in the maternity ward after giving birth.
That’s the shortest length of time out of any high-income country. In other countries, the average length of stay is two days, and that’s also on the low-end. Countries like Ukraine is at highest at 6.2 days in the hospital.
Second of all, all the attention surrounding her birth might be of a distraction. You cannot just peacefully recover in the hospital while crowds cheered and press jockeyed for a good spot in front of the entrance.
Plus, the other mothers who aren’t royal and so famous will also be receiving medical attention at the same time. Kate Middleton may want to spare them from any unnecessary stress.
And the most important one, all the resources Prince William and Duchess Kate receive.
They have a medical team on call to help with anything, regardless of whether Catherine is resting in a hospital or at home. According to our research, the birth team consisted of 20 doctors, led by the gynaecologist, Alan Farthing.
This was the same doctor who was also present for the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Other experts included anaesthetics, pediatricians, lab technicians, and backups for when anyone couldn’t make it for the birth.