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Stacey Leasca
April 21, 2018

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to give birth to her third child any day now. And, as a mother of two already, Middleton knows how to prepare for the big day like a true pro.

According to reports, Middleton has already packed her hospital bag. And though it likely contains all the expected items, it also allegedly holds a few surprise trinkets from her friends and family members.

According to a source who spoke to OK Magazine, Kate’s bag contains tiny gifts from her two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The source claims each of the children gave their mother one of their toys to bring along with her to the hospital to welcome their new sibling.

Another meaningful item Kate reportedly packed is a royal pendant, which was gifted to her by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. It is meant to bring her good luck in the birthing suite at St. Mary’s Hospital. For even more luck, the source said, Kate packed her mother's black onyx beads.

To further help with the birth, Kate is said to have packed candles and a CD with calming music, along with a Madagascar vanilla aromatherapy kit.

To pass the time the source said Kate packed a Kindle "loaded with the latest Booker prize winners and she likes to watch old Bette Davis movies."

And last but certainly not least, to make the birthing suite feel more like home, Kate reportedly packed three framed photographs of her family, including pictures of the Queen, her parents, and her siblings, Pippa and James.

Thanks to this packing list, her birthing suite sounds more like a spa experience than child birth. But, as Baby Center U.K. reccomends, she may also want to ensure she has some comfortable clothing options like pajamas and slippers, along with her favorite snacks, lip balm, hair bands, and her favorite pillow just for good measure. Though, odds are the Duchess will be more than comfortable during her stay.

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