The Biggest Clue Meghan Markle Had a Home Birth
The royal baby countdown is officially over. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they have welcomed a baby boy to their family. As we moved further into May, many people speculated that the duchess was past her due date and would have to forego her original birth plans. So, did Meghan Markle get the home birth she had hoped for?
It’s a boy!
Royal followers got the news they’ve been waiting for when the couple shared the news of the birth on their official Instagram account. The official message read, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning of May 6.” The baby weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz.
The royal family Twitter account provided a few more details about the birth. Meghan Markle gave birth at 5:26 am with the Duke of Sussex by her side. A later message revealed that Doria Ragland was with her daughter at Frogmore palace.
A royal name (and pictures) are coming soon
In addition to the social media posts, the proud new father stepped out to say a few words. In what we would argue to be the cutest new father video ever, Prince Harry gushed over his new baby and wife. The Duke of Sussex couldn’t stop smiling as he told the media that both mother and baby were doing very well. He added, “How any women does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
Wrapping up his statement, Prince Harry said the couple is grateful for the support they have received from the public. The couple is still thinking about names, even though he was a little bit overdue. Harry revealed that the family will likely reveal the name and show off the baby “in two days time” (Wednesday).
Congratulations came from across the globe
The royal family was the first to share their excitement about their newest member of the family. The Royal Family Tweeted “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
Many celebrities also sent their congrats. Priyanka Chopra wrote, “Congrats M & H” above the couples birth announcement. Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres joked, “The #royalbaby is here! Congratulations, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The baby is 7th in line for the throne, which is crazy, because right now I’m 7th in line for the key-making kiosk at my grocery store. @RoyalFamily.”
Former first lady, Michelle Obama also sent her well wishes, writing, “Congratulations, Meghan and Harry! Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can’t wait to meet him. #RoyalBaby.”
The biggest clue Meghan had a home birth
The couple expressed their wishes to keep the birth of their child private and as such, elected to have a home birth. But many worried that the fact that Markle was overdue would force the duchess to have a traditional hospital delivery.
While no official details have been revealed, it appears the duchess may have been able to have a home birth after all. The official royal family Twitter account Tweeted that Doria Ragland and her daughter were presently at Frogmore Cottage – a huge clue to the location. Given that the new mom just gave birth a few hours earlier, it would be unlikely for the duchess to have already been released from the hospital.
Prince Harry gave his interview at Windsor, further indicating that the birth happened at home. People also notes that the official announcement that resides outside of Buckingham Palace bears no doctor signature, another detail that would seem to confirm the duchess did not give birth at a hospital.