We hope you all picked April 23 in your royal baby birthing pools, because today’s the day Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child into the world. The statement from Kensington Palace makes it sound like everything went off without a hitch, as the official palace Twitter account sent a message early in the morning U.S. time saying, “Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge was delivered of a son at 1101 hrs. The baby weighs 8 lbs. 7 oz. [ed. note: their biggest baby yet]. The Duke of Cambridge was present at the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” Not mentioned in the message though, was that this was the Duchess’ third birth at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital in London, which is also where Princes William and Harry were both born. And the wing comes with the sorts of perks you’d expect for a royal birth, including a wine list.
Around the time of Prince George’s birth in 2013, the BBC said that the Lindo Wing provides a “comprehensive wine list, should you want to enjoy a glass of Champagne and toast your baby’s arrival.” Whatever is on that list doesn’t seem to be available to non-Lindo Wing patients—though a hospital glass of bubbly may not be top of mind when it comes to advertising, especially when compared to things like working through the actual birth. But. according to a woman who spoke with Australian outlet news.com.au, after giving birth in the Lindo Wing, the celebratory drink is part of the optional afternoon tea service.
The $10,000 a night wing offers a variety of other resort-like perks as well. In the “hotel services” section of its brochure, the Lindo Wing boasts deluxe accommodations, a team of chefs preparing meals to order, satellite TV and daily newspapers.
There’s no word on whether the duke or duchess celebrated with a Champagne toast, but we definitely know that someone did. Check out these guys. And also check out this guy. He doesn’t have any Champagne, but he will make your day better.