- Publish Date
- Monday, 7 January 2019, 8:30AM
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to welcome their first child together in just a matter of months, but it seems there is one royal baby tradition Meghan Markle will be steering clear of.
For generations, expectant royals have delivered their children at the exclusive Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London.
Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton gave birth to her three children and even Prince William and Prince Harry were both born there.
However, according to royal insiders, Meghan is set to shun the traditional birthing suite, which costs more than NZ$13,700.
She is instead in favour of welcoming her royal bundle of joy at the Frimley Park Hospital.
While it could be thought that the decision to snub St Mary’s Hospital was based on the supposed feud between Meghan and Kate Middleton – sources indicate that it is because of the royal couple’s upcoming move to Frogmore Cottage.
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"If their Royal Highnesses have moved to Frogmore Cottage before the birth, as planned, Frimley Park may be a more easily accessible option than St Mary's," an insider disclosed to the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Vanity Fair reported that the Duchess of Sussex may also be considering a homebirth, writing that she has been “reading up on natural-birthing techniques including hypnobirthing.”
Either way, we can’t wait to meet Harry and Meghan’s royal baby.