Sources from the Palace report that Meghan Markle “might opt for a home birth”, a tradition that has been very popular among the Royal family. Marie Claire US revealed that for “decades the royals gave birth at home”, pointing out that Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward were all born at home in Buckingham Palace for example.

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A source told Vanity Fair: “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.”

The Sun reports that Prince William was actually “the first heir to the throne to not be born at home”. But their royal correspondent Emily Andrews believes that Meghan will follow in Kate and Princess Diana’s footsteps by “having [her child] at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital…under the care of Guy Thorpe-Beeston and Alan Farthing, who helped deliver Prince Louis in April.”

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