A new royal baby born at a hospital is raising eyebrows, but the parents are celebrating their daughter’s first birthday
A new baby born to a family in Thailand is raising controversy over her parents’ decision to let her nurse for free.
The baby girl is a first in the family, and was born at the Siam Hospital on Monday, after she was placed on a ventilator, a life-saving treatment to help her breathe after a heart attack.
A few hours later, her mother told the Bangkok Post newspaper the hospital had received two more cases, prompting an investigation into whether the hospital was paying the family’s daughter for free care.
The Siam Medical University hospital did not respond to Mashable’s request for comment.
The Post’s report said hospital staff did not offer any free care to the family during their stay.
The hospital did offer a room at the hospital for the daughter, but it was only for the nurse, not for her parents.
The news comes amid the ongoing royal family turmoil as Princess Diana’s family has faced criticism over her lavish lifestyle, including a lavish Christmas party, as well as accusations she had an affair with Prince Philip.
A palace spokesperson confirmed the news, but said the Royal Family were in touch with the hospital to ensure all the families involved were treated equally.
“The hospital has provided accommodation for the hospital staff, including staff members from the Royal Thai Red Cross Society, and they have been in contact with the Royal Household, to ensure the Royal family is provided with the best possible care,” the spokesperson said.
A spokeswoman for the Red Cross said the organization “has always taken the privacy of the members of our family into consideration and respects the privacy and dignity of all of our volunteers”.