With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expected to settle in their new Windsor home by the time their baby arrives, attention is focusing on where she could give birth.
Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, where Kate delivered all three of her children, is not among the top contenders.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thought to be considering various options. That includes Frimley Park hospital in Surrey. It’s the place, where Sophie, Countess of Wessex had her two children. Meghan might opt to give birth their.
About the hospital?
Frimley is around 15 miles from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new Frogmore Cottage home. The cottage is currently undergoing renovations before they move in. The hospital gained a strong royal connection when Sophie was rushed there in an emergency to have her daughter, Lady Louise Windsor in November 2003.
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And what about a less conventional possibility? A home birth. With Frogmore’s peaceful surroundings and room set aside for when Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, comes to visit, she could opt to skip the hospital entirely.
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Both of these options would mean the couple turning their back on the royal tradition of posing with their new baby on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. As St. Marry’s Hospital is around 25 miles from Windsor. It’s a moment first made famous by Princess Diana and in recent years by Kate Middleton as she posed with her three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
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A Kensington Palace spokeswoman declined to comment.
When the Palace was reached for any comments about where the Duchess of Sussex would prefer to give birth, the officials totally declined to answer. However, the Daily Mail suggested Frimley Park was in the plans. Aides also will not say when Meghan might go on her maternity leave.
When the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate had her three babies, she generally took about a month off before her due date. More outings for both Meghan and Kate and their husbands, Prince Harry and Prince William, will be announced in the coming weeks.