Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are considering a home delivery for their second child at their sprawling Montecito estate, as the Duchess of Sussex is expecting her newborn in early summer, according to royal sources.
Meghan had contemplated having a home birth at Frogmore Cottage where she lived with Prince Harry in the UK while she was pregnant with her son Archie, but when she was a week overdue, she was taken to London’s private Portland hospital, where she gave birth in the early hours of the day.
“Meghan’s plan was to have a home birth with Archie, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans. In the end, her doctors advised her to go to the hospital and all she was interested in was about delivering Archie safely,” a source told Page Six.
“But she has a beautiful home in California, it’s a beautiful setting to give birth to her baby girl,” the source added.
Meghan and Harry announced they were having a girl in their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month as the “Suits” actress displayed a bump on camera while revealing that said she was due in the summer but didn’t give an exact time.
Revealing the sex of their second child Harry said, “A girl, you know, what more can you ask for? But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”
It’s also expected that if having a home birth slips, the couple will go to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, which has been rated one of the best hospitals in America.
Sources also disclosed that Meghan is planning to take maternity leave, as she during her last maternity leave, managed to guest edit the British Vogue “Changemakers” edition and finalize the capsule wardrobe for the Smart Works charity, of which she was patron.
A source very close to Meghan Markle said, “She doesn’t stop.”
The baby girl will become a princess when her grandfather Prince Charles finally ascends the throne and Archie too will then become a prince.