Royal baby to be born in Jewish-funded wing

By Simon Fidler, July 22, 2013

The third in line to the throne will be born in the Lindo Wing at London's St Mary’s Hospital.

Frank Lindo, born in 1872, was a descendant of the wealthy Heilbut family on his mother’s side.

Frank Lindo married British aristocrat Violet Portman, who was a member of the board at St Mary’s.

By the time of his death in 1938, Lindo had donated over £100,000 to the hospital. On the morning of the opening of the Lindo wing, he donated over £5000 to ensure that it had no debts. 

Last updated: 10:23pm, July 23 2013