Kate Middleton's Fancy Hospital Menu Sure Beats Jello Cups & Cold Sandwiches

duchess catherineAny day, hour, minute now, it seems we're going to get some super exciting news out of London about the arrival of the royal baby! In the meantime, though, we're left to muse about various interesting details surrounding the little Prince or Princess's birth. Like what the Duchess is going to be eating when she's in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London (where Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William in 1982). E! News somehow got their hands on a list of foods that are offered in the posh maternity ward, and they're as gourmet as hospital food could possibly get!

Breakfast could feature juice, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread, and hot beverages, while lunch and dinner reportedly each consist of three-course meals with appetizer options like cream of tomato soup and entrées like lamb chops or Mediterranean grilled chicken with a choice of side dishes. Desserts include cheesecakes, fresh fruit platters, or a selection of cheese. How lovely!


All the food is reportedly prepared fresh at the Lindo Wing, and the menu takes into account a variety of special dietary needs and cultural or religious requirements. For instance, patients can opt for vegetarian, kosher, and halal meals. There's also something called the Light Bite Menu, which includes options like soups, salads, omelettes, and potatoes, as well as sandwiches and baguettes.

The CLINCHER, though? The Lindo Wing states in its maternity care pamphlet, "We have a comprehensive wine list, should you wish to enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate your baby's arrival." Now that's what I'm talkin' bout!

Why shouldn't all women about to/having just given birth have their pick of tasty eats and drinks like the aforementioned ones? I know most hospitals offer hot meals to patients, but do most have a full wine list? Idunthinkso! And what a fun, festive treat that must be for the new dad and other family members who are there to celebrate the birth -- not to mention mom! Cuz let's be real: After having a baby, you deserve so much more than a dry turkey sandwich on white bread or a Jello cup!

What do you think of Kate's maternity ward menu options? What did you eat/drink (or do you plan to eat/drink) after having your baby?

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