Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be welcoming their first baby any time soon. However, Meghan has reportedly opted against asking Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors to be directly involved and has also planned to welcome her baby into the world at home.
As a member of the British Royal Family and former actor in her own right, Meghan Markle’s pregnancy is very well-documented. From her maternity style to the potential names that the 37-year-old and Prince Harry, 34, may choose, there’s been much interest in everything about the arrival of the latest royal baby.
Today, it’s reported by the Daily Mail that the Duchess of Sussex plans to welcome the youngster into the world at home – in their new pad, Frogmore Cottage. It comes after the Mail on Sunday reported that she has decided against having the doctors of Queen Elizabeth II taking on a prominent role in the delivery room.
According to reports, she politely declined their services as the leading doctors for the birth.
A source told the publication: “Meghan said she doesn’t want the men in suits.
“She was adamant that she wanted her own people. It did leave a few of us a little baffled.”
Another insider said: “It is slightly surprising. These people [the Queen’s doctors] are the best of the best and when it comes down to it, their role would actually be very limited in the birth itself, assuming all goes to plan.”
According to the Mail on Sunday, Meghan has instead opted for a female-led team, but the name of this doctor has not been revealed.
While some sources may seem surprised at her decision to not choose the services of royal gynaecologists Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston, there is a very important reason for doing so.
That’s because she is the only one who will be going through the pain of giving birth to this baby, so she has every right to have the final say over what she plans to happen.
Sources close to Meghan reiterated the importance of this personal choice, with one insider telling the publication: “Above all, this is her birth, her baby, and she must do whatever feels right for her.
“How could anyone judge her for that?”
According to the publication, the Queen’s doctors will still be on hand to help, should there be any difficulties during the birth.
The Duchess is currently spending some time away from the spotlight, as she prepares for the arrival of her first child.