3. Estimated cost for stay at Kate Middleton’s private birthing suite: $15,000. Cost of average delivery in the United States: $30,000.

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  5. Princess camp: Kate Middleton isn’t the only one getting primed to be a princess. A London hotel is offering lots of little girls a crash course in how to become consistently regal. At the one-day Princess Prep course, pupils learn about royal history, how to curtsy, polish up their table manners, and — yes — balance books on their heads. This summer, the program will expand into a series of $4000 week-long camps for girls age 8 to 11.

    "We have quite enough of the princess motif in our lives" already, thank you very much, says Sierra at Babble. I’d prefer for my daughter “to grow up with visions of being president, or Nobel scientists, or famous chefs, or a thousand other near impossible daydreams” instead of just focusing on being a princess.