New reports suggest that the new Duchess and expectant mum will give birth on her own terms, breaking with the Lindo Wing delivery tradition.
Home birth rumours
As you may know, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are moving away from the bustle of Kensington Palace to the much more sedate Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
Vanity Fair is now reporting that the Sussexes won’t be making the trip back to London when Meghan is due to give birth.
The Lindo Wing of London’s St Marys Hospital has seen many a royal baby arrival, with the tots debuted to the world’s media on the facility’s famous front steps. But Harry and Meg’s tree change suggests that the next royal baby – the couple’s first child – will be born a little closer to the pair’s new home.
“There is even some talk that Meghan, who has had a straightforward pregnancy so far, might opt for a home birth,” Vanity Fair reports “although given this is her first baby, doctors will likely advise a hospital birth.”
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Frogmore Cottage is undergoing an upgrade, apparently being fitted out with a nursery, gym, yoga studio and … a suite for Meghan’s mum. Doria Ragland has already undertaken a refresher course in looking after contemporary babies, and it’s thought that she will play a very hands-on role in her grandchild’s life.
Doria’s a yoga teacher – and Meghan a yoga devotee – and it’s suggested this practice might inform the mum-to-be’s approach to her birth.
Vanity Fair reports Doria “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.”
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Our greatest thanks to the people of Australia for the warmest of welcomes, the amazing Aussie hospitality, and for the kindness and inspiration we’ve felt from all of you along the way. We have really enjoyed meeting so many of you Down Under and look forward to returning one day soon! — Harry and Meghan 🇦🇺🇬🇧🐨
Meanwhile, as the tabloids continue to manufacture a rift between Duchess Kate and Meghan, Kensington Palace have made a rare statement refuting one particular claim.
When The Sun published a report on the weekend claiming that Kate told Meghan not to berate members of her staff, Kensington Palace responded that – “This never happened.”
While it had previously been suggested that Kate and William would spend Christmas with Kate’s family, it’s now being reported that they will head to Sandringham for festivities with the Queen and other royals, as per usual. Time will tell!
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