Earlier this week, we asked you to vote in a poll on whether the Duchess of Sussex would have a home birth or a hospital birth. The poll was neck-and-neck, as they say, and today we can announce that a hospital birth narrowly won out over a home birth. Fifty-two per cent of you thought Meghan will have Baby Sussex in a hospital, while the remaining 48 per cent said she will do so at home at Frogmore Cottage.
Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the decision to keep their birth plans for Baby Sussex private. Their doing so means unlike Prince William and Duchess Kate’s three children –Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – we will not know where Meghan will give birth in advance. Kate had all of her children in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
As a result, there’s been a lot of speculation around where Meghan will give birth. Some have suggested she’ll opt to have Baby Sussex at her new home of Frogmore Cottage , while others believe the duchess will have her first child in a hospital such as Frimley Park in Surrey.
Home births aren’t unusual when it comes to the royals. The Queen gave birth to Princess Anne at Clarence House, her home at the time. Three of her children were also born at Buckingham Palace, not in hospital. But the royals are also no stranger to hospital births, as several generations have shown.
Both Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have been nesting, preparing for the baby’s birth. But Harry has also been out on two secret engagements this week, leading up to the child’s arrival. On Tuesday, he stopped by Chatham House to meet with representatives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, before heading off to chat about sustainability and conservation with the Royal Foundation.