It’s Official! Meghan Markle Will Give Birth In Lindo Wing

After months of speculation, we finally know where Meghan Markle will give birth. Like many royal women before her including Princess Diana and Duchess Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex will give birth to her first child in the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The duchess is due to welcome her first child with Prince Harry in late April or early May, and thus far, the royal couple has managed to keep many details of Markle’s birth plan under wraps. Now, it appears that Markle may be going the traditional royal route when she gives birth to Baby Sussex.

Meghan Markle will give birth in Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently in the process of moving from their 2-bedroom flat at Kensington Palace in London to their sprawling estate Frogmore House which is about 45-minutes away in Windsor. As a result, many people thought the royal mum-to-be would give birth at Surrey’s NHS-run Frimley Park Hospital which is much closer to her new home.

However, according to The Telegraph, the staff at the privately-run Lindo Wing in London have been told, “not to take holiday in April.” A source explained, “Everyone thinks it’s got something to do with the royal baby, but no one is confirming anything.” Not only is Lindo Wing world renowned –at £6,000-a-night it’s also the poshest birthing experience that money can buy. The hospital’s brochure reads, “Our world-class maternity care, combined with a personalized service, will relax and reassure you throughout one of the most emotional and exciting experiences of your life.”

Meghan Markle’s birth plan

Initially, there were reports that Markle wanted to have a home birth. However, because this is her first child, doctors have probably advised her against this. However, the duchess is repotdly planning for a natural birth and she is working with a doula. According to US Weekly, “Markle has reportedly been using a doula during her pregnancy who has visited her and Harry’s homes multiple times. Meghan is focused on calm and positive energy around the birth – she’s a big believer in that.”

Prince Harry, Markle’s mother Doria Ragland will also be present in the labor and delivery room.  Vanity Fair reports, “Doria plans to be around a lot when the baby arrives, and there are plans for her to have a dedicated space at their new home. She wants to be on hand to help Meghan and Harry with the baby. Doria will be involved, and if she’s involved she will be encouraging Meg to go for a natural birth.”

Will Meghan Markle pose for the traditional post-birth photo on the steps of Lindo?

Though Markle will give birth at Lindo, we highly doubt she will be posing for that traditional post-birth photo. After all, it seems absurd that any woman would want to engage in a full-on photoshoot just hours after giving birth. As a source close to the royal family explained, “Harry and Meghan are intent on doing things their own way. One way or the other, they will get what they want.”

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