Meghan Markle Reportedly Decided Not to Give Birth at Frogmore Cottage After All

It was thought that the Duchess wanted a home birth.

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Aside from Lady Gaga’s four red carpet outfits (opens in new tab) and Kris Jenner in a blonde wig (opens in new tab) at the Met Gala, the real highlight of this week came when the palace confirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had welcomed their first child (opens in new tab) into the world. The royal baby was born in the early morning on May 6—a healthy baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz—with Harry giving a glowing, proud announcement (opens in new tab) to camera soon afterwards.

It was widely believed that new mom Meghan had chosen a very private home birth (opens in new tab) for her first child, which would see her remain at the couple’s home in Frogmore Cottage with only a small team and her mom, Doria Ragland (opens in new tab), and Harry on hand for the birth.

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But, following the happy arrival Baby Sussex, it’s been revealed by royal reporters that the Duchess allegedly ended up being taken to hospital for the birth (opens in new tab) after all. The Daily Mail (opens in new tab) states that Meghan was actually taken to an unnamed London hospital by Harry and their security team, in a move so secretive that even the senior royals weren’t informed until later that day.

Mail Online's Rebecca English reports (opens in new tab) that the hospital is “most likely the Portland.” where Princess Beatrice and Eugenie were both delivered. Sources say that the Duchess “remained there overnight before her baby was born at 5.26am on Monday” and that it was “confirmed to the Mail that a hospital delivery had taken place.”

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All information regarding the birth itself (and the actual name of Baby Sussex!) still remain officially private, and the palace is yet to comment on any of the finer details, but it’s expected that Harry and Meghan will share a photocall with their adorable new arrival on Wednesday 8.

Royal commentator Omid Scobie noted that (opens in new tab), until then, mom and dad “are quietly enjoying private time at Frogmore Cottage with their new son…their first night as a family of three was peaceful and emotional.”

Awh, it’s enough to leave you feeling all the warm and fuzzies.

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