Meghan Markle May Consider Breaking Royal Birth Tradition Started By Princess Diana
Her pregnancy has been smooth so far, and she is already under the care of professional doctors.
Lindo Wing has seen many royal babies! On June 21, 1982, Princess Diana was the first to break the long-time royal tradition of giving birth at the Palace, but her experience turned out to be very positive and had many followers.
Kate Middleton welcomed Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in the same Hospital of St. Mary. In April 2018, she surprised the royal fans by leaving the facility only 7 hours after giving birth, waving to the paparazzi from the stairs while holding a newborn in her arms!
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Traditionally, royal births weren’t private and took place at home. Throughout history, husbands weren’t allowed to join their wives and offer their support. There were witnesses to make sure there was no stillborn. Queen Elizabeth was born at the residence of her maternal grandparents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore in Mayfair.
She welcomed all her children at the Buckingham Palace, except for Princess Anne. Her only daughter was born in Clarence House, as the Palace was under reconstruction.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still thinking about their options, so it’s still unclear what their final decision will be. The Duchess may opt for another hospital, where she can enjoy a more private atmosphere, or even for a home birth.
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