Meghan Markle May Break Royal Birth Tradition with Her First Child

You know those much-talked about post-birth photoshoots that royal mums like Kate Middleton and Princess Di have traditionally posed for mere hours after giving birth? Yeah, looks like Meghan Markle was like, "Nah, thank you."

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Sources have revealed to Vanity Fair that Meghan is considering opting out of giving birth at the Lindo Wing in St. Mary’s Hospital in favor of a home birth at their new residence in Windsor, at Frogmore Cottage. Meaning nope, no photos outside of the hospital's maternity ward.

But things aren't quite ironed out yet. Per Vanity Fair’s report, the Duchess is still considering her options, and she might choose a hospital near Windsor as well. Since this will be Markle’s first child, there’s a high chance that her doctors will advise a hospital birth.

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While the question of where the royal baby will be born is still up in the air, one thing that we can count on is that Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, will be there. According to Vanity Fair, the couple are making plans to build both a nursery and a suite for Mama Doria at Frogmore.

“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,” a source shared. “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.”

We'll have to sit tight to see which choice Meghan eventually makes, but we wouldn't blame her if she decided to duck out of the traditional post-birth photo op.

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