Meghan Markle is preparing for the arrival of her first child, and when it comes to her birth plan she’s keeping her options open.
Meghan and hubby Prince Harry are reportedly considering using their new home at Frogmore Cottage as the location for her delivery in hopes that avoiding a hospital will save them from the ‘fishbowl’ scenario of putting their child on display only a few hours after his/her birth. This two are really nailing the ‘relatable royal’ thing.
According to The Daily Mail, a friend close to the couple said that Meghan hopes that she’ll be able to deliver at home, but hasn’t ruled out a hospital birth. “It is her favoured choice,” the source said, “but it obviously depends on how things are nearer the time.”
The source confirmed that Meghan, who is still practicing yoga daily, has ‘sailed’ through her pregnancy, with Meghan and Harry both hoping that there will be no complications and that the Duchess can have a safe at-home delivery.
If the couple do end up going with a hospital delivery, it won’t be at the famous Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington where Kate gave birth to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Meghan reportedly thinks the location creates a ‘fishbowl’ effect where royal women are expected to make an appearance in makeup and heels only hours after giving birth. Wonder what gave her that unrealistic and borderline cruel idea.
If Meghan does give birth at home, she can look to the Queen for advice. Queen Elizabeth delivered all four of her children at home, as did the Queen Mother. But of course, the focus will likely be on the fact that Meghan is not choosing the same birth plan at Kate, so obviously they hate one another.
Meghan has already created some waves by daring to have an opinion on how she wants to pass a human from inside her body to outside her body. The duchess has reportedly opted to choose her own female-led team of specialists to deliver her baby instead of the Queen’s doctors Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston. Regarded as two of the best physicians in the UK, Farthing and Thorpe-Beeston delivered all three of Kate’s children and helped Princess Diana and Princess Anne with their deliveries. The men will still be present as per royal protocol, but the main event will be led by a team chosen by Harry and Meghan.
Whatever way Meghan and Harry decide to deliver their royal bundle of joy, they’ll have support from Meghan’s TV dad Wendell Pierce. The actor, who starred as Meghan’s father on Suits, is currently in London and sent his well-wishes to his friend. Well, at least one person isn’t stressing out the parents-to-be.
It’s great to be living & working in London while the excitement builds around the Duchess of Sussex soon giving birth to her first child. Meghan I’m very happy for you. Blessings. 👶🏼 pic.twitter.com/v2WlAKZeQS
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) April 8, 2019